Nelson, E. W., Arizona, Utah, July 1909 - October 1909

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The field book documents E. W. Nelson's field work in Arizona and Utah, July 6 - October 9, 1909. He was chief field naturalist for the US Biological Survey. Entries are dated and describes travel details (destinations, routes, campsites, distances), daily work, observations of terrain (with emphasis on observed erosion), and locations of specimen collecting (mammals, birds). References travel with Birdseye. Most of the notebook is blank. Location information refers to the names of farms, landowners, and geological landmarks. Locations include the vicinity of Canyon de Chelly, Kaibab Plateau, and Bright Angel Spring, Arizona.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 06, 1909

End Date

Oct 09, 1909

Access Information

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  • United States
  • Bright Angel Spring
  • Kaibab Plateau
  • Mexico
  • Chelly, Canyon de
  • Arizona


  • 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