Nelson, Edward William, California, Mexico, Nevada, November 1890 - September 1893

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The field catalog documents the mammals collected by Edward William Nelson in California, Mexico, and Nevada, November 29, 1890 - September 26, 1893. Pages are numbered. Includes multiple catalogs bound together; pagination restarts with each catalog, some include notes at the beginning. Entries cover specimen number (1 - 5580), sex, name of species (scientific), locality (town, state), date, measurements (total length, tail vertebrae, hind foot), and remarks. Remarks include a combination of details about habitat and vegetation (i.e. salt grass belt bordering Owens Lake), additional location information (including campsites), additional measurements, and altitude. Locations in Mexico include states of Colima, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, San Luis Potosí, and Veracruz, Mexico.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 29, 1890

End Date

Sep 26, 1893

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.




  • United States
  • Michoacán
  • Mexico
  • Hidalgo
  • Veracruz
  • California
  • San Luis Potosí
  • Jalisco
  • Colima
  • Nevada


  • 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