Nelson, E. W., California, January 1891 - June 1891

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The field book documents E. W. Nelson's field work in California, January 1 - June 23, 1891. Entries are dated and describe specimen collecting, collecting methods, terrain (soil composition and elevation), vegetation (types and abundance), wildlife observed (including notes on abundance), notes on evidence of wildlife presence, nests, daily activities and times of day, and descriptions of areas around campsites. There are references to working with Bailey. There are also observations of individuals and flocks of birds, as well as coyotes. Locations include Darwin, Maturango Spring, Willow Creek, Cottonwood Canyon, California.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 01, 1891

End Date

Jun 23, 1891

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
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • Darwin
  • United States
  • California


  • 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