Harper, Francis, Alberta, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, December 1916 - October 1920

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The field catalog documents the mammals collected by Francis Harper in Alberta (Canada), Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and Virginia, December 13, 1916 - October 21, 1920. Entries include some USNM catalog numbers (non consecutive), specimen number (1 - 82), sex, name (scientific name), locality (town, state, geological landmark, distance from landmarks), date, measurements (total, tail vertebrae, hind foot), and remarks. Remarks cover a combination of stomach contents, habitat and vegetation (i.e. among crab-grass in a cultivated field), weight, collector, time of day collected, specimen condition,and collecting method. Locations include Reidsville, Billy's [Billys]Island, Floyd's Island, Ware county, Georgia; Fairfax county, Virginia; Plummers Island, Maryland; multiple locations in Alberta, Canada.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 13, 1916

End Date

Oct 21, 1920

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.




  • Canada
  • Reidsville
  • Ware
  • Alberta
  • United States
  • Plummers Island
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Fairfax
  • Floyds Island
  • Billys Island


  • 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