Eggs placed in collection, 1877 - 1879

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Creator

Dwight, Jonathan, 1858-1929

Abstract

The field book documents the collection of Jonathan Dwight, 1877 - 1879. Pages are numbered. Entries varied but include a combination of specimen number (1 - 975); type of bird (scientific name); sometimes common name; date; quantity, condition, and description of eggs; habitat where found including notes on nest construction and vegetation; collector; method of procurement; and measurements. Includes specimens collected in 1872. There are multiple collectors. Locations include Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida, California; Hillsborough, New Brunswick, Canada.

Date Range

1877-1879

Start Date

1877

End Date

1879

Access Information

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Topic

  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • New Brunswick
  • California
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Florida

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 95-044

Collection name

Jonathan Dwight Notebooks and Catalogues, c. 1875-1886

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 1