Catalogue of skins, 1879-1880, #1 - #343

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Abstract

The field catalog documents the bird skin collection of Jonathan Dwight, 1879 - 1880. Pages are numbered. In the front of the book is a list of information types in entries: type of bird, colors per part of anatomy including iris, measurements per part, appearance, age, sex, stomach contents, locality including notes on habitat, dates, and remarks. Includes specimens 1 - 343 and multiple collectors. Locations include New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Maine, New Hampshire; New Brunswick, Canada. In the back of the notebook is a list years and months, counts and totals as well as a list of skins.

Date Range

1879-1880

Start Date

1879

End Date

1880

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • New Brunswick
  • New York
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey

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 3