Catalogue, 1880-1886, 344 - 1559

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Abstract

The field catalog documents the collection of Jonathan Dwight, 1880 - 1886. Entries are entered from the back and the front; they vary in format and content, including journal entries and various types of lists. Journal entries are dated, describing collecting trips (noting local and geological landmarks), companions' names, specimen numbers with scientific of common name, habitat where collected, surrounding type of vegetation and soil, observations of bird abundance, bird songs, and notes on weather. Also includes lists of birds observed at Monticello, listing type, when and where seen; as well as notes on birds observed for multiple locations and dates, tables with extensive measurements. There is a series of entries giving extensive weather and temperature information. Locations include Rhode Island, New York; Nova Scotia, Canada.

Date Range

1880-1886

Start Date

1880

End Date

1886

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Rhode Island
  • New York
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Nova Scotia

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 4