Nelson, E. W., Mexico, January 1892 - October 1892

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The field book documents E. W. Nelson's field work in Mexico, January 24 - October 31, 1892. Entries are dated and headed with location. Subject matter covers travel details (destinations, mode of transportation, distances), specimens collected (mammals) including quantities, collecting methods, flora and fauna observed per site including notes on abundance, and extended descriptions of terrain (elevation). Locations include Manzanillo, Tepalcate, Sierra Nevada de Colima, Guadalajara, Patzcuaro, Mexico. Additional location information includes the names of haciendas.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 24, 1892

End Date

Oct 31, 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.






  • 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