Loring, J. A., 1892

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The field book documents J. Alden Loring's field work to the western United States, April 20 - December 14, 1892. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, times of day, route, mode of transportation), daily activities, weather, observations of population numbers of types of birds, specimens collected including mammals and birds (type, quantity, habitat, condition), and work with colleagues and local staff. Most of the notebook is blank. Locations include Hermosillo, Guaymas (state unidentified); Fort Huachuca and vicinity of Flagstaff, Arizona; Valley City near Cheyenne River in North Dakota, and enroute in Nebraska.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 20, 1892

End Date

Dec 14, 1892

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
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Fort Huachuca
  • United States
  • Cheyenne River
  • North Dakota
  • Arizona
  • Nebraska


  • 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