Field notebook, 1859

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Consists of a field journal by George Suckley detailing his field work from June 1 - August 8, 1859. Dated entries contain travel accounts and daily activity, as well as observation and collecting notes on birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles. There is also a list of birds collected with dates, localities, sex, egg, and nest information. There are some other specimens lists of eggs and reptiles. Localities include but may not be limited to Kansas, Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska. Some sketches are present.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 01, 1859

End Date

Aug 12, 1859

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  • Animals
  • Herpetology
  • Birds
  • Ichthyology
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • Utah
  • Nebraska


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007191

Collection name

George Suckley papers, 1849-1861

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives