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

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The field book documents E. W. Nelson's field work in California in June 24 - September 30, 1891. Entries are dated and describe daily activities and times of day, observations of terrain (elevation) and vegetation (types listed with common or scientific name), hired local staff, specimen collecting, observed flora and fauna (sometimes listed with elevation), nests, and descriptions of areas around campsites. Some location names may be in local "Indian" language. There are lists of birds and plants seen per location with descriptions of abundance or habitat. Locations include Inyo mountains, Saline Valley, White mountains, head of San Joaquin, Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Kern River.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 24, 1891

End Date

Sep 30, 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


  • Inyo Mountains
  • Wawona
  • Yosemite Valley
  • United States
  • Kern River
  • Saline Valley
  • White Mountains
  • 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