C. O. Handley, Jr., Canada, 23 March - 04 April 1949

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The journal documents the field work of Charles O. Handley, Jr., in Canada, March 23 - April 4, 1949. Entries are headed with date and location. They describe travel details (destinations, routes, time of day, travel from Washington DC, mode of transportation, accommodations), colleagues, individuals met enroute, terrain, vegetation, descriptions of air base, observations of birds and mammals (including behavior), daily activities (including personal time), interactions with colleagues, weather, notes ways to carry supplies with dog sleds (includes sketches). Includes publication about Handley entitled "The Brant of Prince Patrick Island, Northwest Territories," and correspondence from E. Perry Ladd, a fishing guide, dated 1950.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 23, 1949

End Date

Apr 04, 1949

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.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Canada
  • Labrador


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-448

Collection name

Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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