Palmer, Theodore Sherman, California, April 1889 - June 1889

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The field book documents Theodore Sherman Palmer's field work in California, April 15 - June 21, 1889. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, times of day, routes), descriptions of communities visited, terrain observed, specimens collected (mammals including bats), collecting methods, weather, observations of flora and fauna (including behaviors and habitat of mammals and birds), and daily work. Some specimen details include type, age, sex, and quantity. Location information includes geological landmarks and distances from towns. Locations include regions of Sonoma and Mendocino county.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 15, 1889

End Date

Jun 21, 1889

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
  • Ornithology


  • Mendocino
  • Sonoma
  • 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