Field journal, Panama, Chicago, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and South Africa, 1957

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This item consists of a field journal detailing Alexander Wetmore's field work on birds during 1957. Dated entries consist of accounts of hunting and collecting specimens, as well as behavioral observations, travel details, and daily activity. Localities include but are not limited to Panama, Illinois, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and South Africa. Field notes from Africa follow the journal entries, and are generally organized by species. Entries may include date, species name, sex, activities, and specific location observed. Other official or related documents are also present such as programs, tickets, and permits.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 09, 1957

End Date

Aug 13, 1957

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


  • United States
  • Illinois
  • Panama
  • Zimbabwe
  • South Africa


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-331

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Field Books, 1894-1975, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 78