Preble, Edward Alexander, Arkansas - Wyoming, June 1892 - May 1911

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The field catalog documents the mammals collected by Edward Alexander Preble across the United States and Canada, June 16, 1892 - May 4, 1911. Pages are numbered. Multiple catalogs have been bound together; pagination restarts with each catalog. Entries cover USNM catalog numbers (non consecutive), original number (1 - 5648), sex, name of species, locality (town, county, state), date, measurements (total length, tail vertebrae, hind foot), and remarks. Remarks include a combination of details about specimen preparation, specimen condition, habitat (i.e. edge of salt meadow), vegetation, collector, altitude, whether topotype, time of day collected, and notes on specimen exchanges. Locations include Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, United States; British Columbia, Canada.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 16, 1892

End Date

May 04, 1911

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
  • United States


  • 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