Field notes, Black Hills Expedition, no. 1

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Daily, narrative field notes on birds observed and collected by C. S. Newberry during the Black Hills Expedition. These notes were created from 3 May to 4 June 1875 in and near Fort Laramie, Laramie River, and other localities. Newberry describes daily activities such as skinning birds, observing birds, and collecting birds. Birds are listed by their scientific name, sometimes accompanied by quantity collected.

Date Range


Start Date

May 03, 1875

End Date

Jun 04, 1875

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


  • Black Hills
  • Laramie River
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Fort Laramie


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-321

Collection name

C. S. Newberry Field Notes, 1875, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 16