Diary, 1901, of trip with Alfred Emerson Preble to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region

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The diary, written in 1901, documents Edward Preble's trip with Alfred Emerson Preble to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region of Canada while working for the United States Bureau of Biological Survey. Documents the collecting of mammals and birds. Entries date April 30 - September 5 and include date and location. It describes the terrain traveled through; types of trees observed; distances traveled; geology exposed by erosion and characteristics of shorelines passed; birds and other wildlife observed (scientific or common names used); and specimens collected. Includes a lists of specimens collected. Locations include the vicinity of Athabasca Landing, House River, Grand Rapids, Fort Chipewyan, Mackenzie River, and Fort Resolution.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 30, 1901

End Date

Sep 05, 1901

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Canada
  • House River
  • Fort Chipewyan
  • Grand Rapids
  • Mackenzie
  • Fort Resolution


  • 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 5