Sheldon, H. H., California, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wisconsin, May 1915 - October 1922

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The field catalog documents the mammals collected by H. H. Sheldon in California, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wisconsin, May 7, 1915 - October 15, 1922. Entries cover USNM catalog number (non consecutive), specimen number (1 - 1090), sex, name (scientific), locality (state, town, geological landmarks, sometimes distances from, altitude), date, measurements (3 types), and remarks. Remarks include a combination of details such as method collected, habitat and vegetation, notes on abundance / rarity (sometimes noting if a pest to local farmers), results of dissection (quantity of fetuses, stomach contents), additional location information (sometimes referring to landmarks), notes on specimen exchanges, additional measurements of anatomy, and specimen condition along with signs of illness. A portion of the notebook is blank.

Date Range


Start Date

May 07, 1915

End Date

Oct 15, 1922

Access Information

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  • Oregon
  • United States
  • South Dakota
  • California
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin


  • 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