Little, Luther, Arizona, May 1918 - August 1918

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The field book documents Luther Little's field work as A. B. Howell's assistant in Arizona, May 19 - August 19, 1918. Entries are dated and describe extended observations of wildlife behavior (gophers burrowing, snakes, birds), specimen collecting (mammals, snakes, birds), method of collecting, weather, daily work, insects observed, and campsites. A portion of the notebook is blank. Sometimes locations or routes are listed at the beginning of entries. Sometimes specimen description includes common or scientific name, quantity, and sex. Addition location identification includes ranch owner and distance from locations. Locations include Wellton, Tinajas Altas Mountains, Gila Bend, Bates Well, Indian Oasis [Sells], White House canyon, Santa Rita Mountains.

Date Range


Start Date

May 19, 1918

End Date

Aug 19, 1918

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.


  • Animals
  • Herpetology
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Sells
  • United States
  • Santa Rita Mountains
  • Wellton
  • Tinajas Altas Mountains
  • Gila Bend
  • Arizona
  • Bates Well


  • 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