Alaska collection, bird skins and eggs, 1877-81

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Catalog of bird skins and eggs Nelson collected in Alaska from 15 May 1877 to 15 June 1881. Catalog records number, scientific name, sex, locality, sometimes age, quantity (for eggs), and date. Localities include Saint Michael and Unalaska. Number for skins are 1-1981; numbers for the eggs are from 1-391.

Date Range


Start Date

May 15, 1877

End Date

Jun 15, 1881

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Saint Michael
  • Alaska
  • Unalaska


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-320

Collection name

Edward William Nelson Field Notes, 1869-1886, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds


Box 16