C. O. Handley, Jr., Mould Bay, Prince Patrick Island, NWT, Canada, 01 August - 17 October 1949 journal and bird / mammal notes

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The field book documents the field work of Charles O. Handley, Jr. in Canada (Prince Patrick Island and Northwest Territories), August 1 - October 17, 1949. Includes journal and bird / mammal notes. Journal entries are dated and headed with locality. Details include travel details (routes, distances, accommodations, campsites), weather and temperature, observations of flora and fauna including birds and mammals (behavior, habitat and terrain, and appearance), specimen collecting, collecting methods, specimen preparations, observations and interactions with colleagues, daily activities with time of day including meals, interactions with the Air Force, and list of supplies. Locations include Mould Bay (and station) and Cherie Bay. Notes on mammals and birds are organized by type of wildlife (scientific name) and include date, locality, quantity, habitat, behavior as well as relating collecting. Some descriptions are extensive.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 01, 1949

End Date

Oct 17, 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


  • Northwest Territories
  • Canada
  • Prince Patrick Island
  • Mould Bay


  • 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