Nelson, E. W., California, October 1891 - January 1892

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The field book documents E. W. Nelson's field work in California in October 1, 1891 - January 15, 1892. Entries are dated and describe daily activities and times of day, lists of flora and fauna observed per site or between locations, with notes on habitat behavior, and abundance (including birds and mammals). There are descriptions of specimens collected (mammals), observations of campsites, and terrain (elevation). Often locations are listed at the beginning of entries; these include geological landmarks and names of ranches. Locations include Alila [Earlimart], Tehoachipi mountains [Tehachapi](?), Tejon Pass, Pozo, Timber Mountain, Los Olivos, and Gaviota, California.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 01, 1891

End Date

Jan 15, 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
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • United States
  • Earlimart
  • California
  • Tejon Pass
  • Gaviota Pass


  • 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