Diary, 1900, of trip with his brother, Alfred Emerson Preble, to Hudson Bay region

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The diary documents a trip Edward Preble took with his brother, Alfred Emerson Preble, sailing through out Hudson Bay region. Entries are dated, and describes travel progression, daily events, wildlife, weather, vegetation, terrain, birds observed (listing either scientific or common name), specimens collected, notes on individuals, and details about collecting methods. Sometimes locations are indicated at the top of the page. At the back of the notebook, there is a table, assumed for specimens, but columns are not labeled. Numbering system repeats.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 14, 1900

End Date

Sep 19, 1900

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Canada
  • Selkirk
  • Norway House
  • Hudson Bay
  • York Factory
  • Lac Winnipeg


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007252

Collection name

Edward Alexander Preble Papers, 1887-1957 and undated

Physical Description

1 diary

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 11 Folder 4