Field catalog, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D. C., 1874—1898

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Field catalog containing records of birds collected mostly in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Record of birds collected in Florida, Kentucky, and various countries in South America including Belize, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Collections were recorded between Spring 1874 and November 1898. Information recorded includes collector number, scientific name, sex, date, locality, and measurements or other remarks. Collector numbers 1-5078 are included. Includes list of birds given to the University of Virginia.

Date Range


Start Date


End Date

Oct 31, 1898

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


  • District of Columbia
  • Nicaragua
  • United States
  • Kentucky
  • Belize
  • Florida
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Costa Rica


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-324

Collection name

William Palmer Field Notes, 1887, 1900, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 16