Turner, J. H., Alaska, May 1890

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The field book documents J. H. Turner's field work in Alaska, May 1890. In the book are 3 letters from the Office of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, to the US Biological Division, US Department of Agriculture, explaining the contents of the field book. Turner was an assistant working along the Porcupine River and crossing of the 141st meridian in Alaska. There is a paginated index in the front for types of birds (listed with common name), and pages are numbered. Entries are often headed with type of bird. Details include notes on date, location, and quantity of birds first seen, fish caught and insects are seen. Includes a pasted map insert with notations relations to Turners location in Alaska.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 30, 1890

End Date

May 31, 1890

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
  • Entomology
  • Birds
  • Ichthyology
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Porcupine River
  • Alaska


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

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