Howell, A. H., Alabama, May 1913 - December 1915

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The field book documents A. H. Howell's field work in Alabama, May 1913 - December 21, 1915. He was assistant biologist for the US Biological Survey. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, times of day, mode of transportation, accommodations, campsites), daily work, interactions and work with local staff and inhabitants, weather, and specimen collecting (mammals including beaver). Additional location information includes geological landmarks (i.e. swamps) and farms. Collecting locations include Sand Mountain, Alabama; the Alabama / Mississippi border (Petit Bois Island and Dauphin [Dauphine] Island).

Date Range


Start Date

May 21, 1913

End Date

Dec 21, 1915

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.




  • Mississippi
  • United States
  • Dauphin Island
  • Perdido Bay
  • Petit Bois Island
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Alabama


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-443

Collection name

Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals