United States Exploring Expedition, specimen lists (folder)

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Abstract

This item consists of bird specimen lists, type lists, invoices, and correspondence from the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition). Dates are unclear and localities are not present so general values based on the expedition are provided. Specimen lists are primarily composed of collecting by Titian Ramsay Peale and R. J. Pollard, with USNM numbers present. There is a list of types and co-types by Peale numbered 1-108 dated 1848 (after the expedition), as well as a number of invoices with lists of specimens acquired by the USNM.

Date Range

1838-1848

Start Date

1838

End Date

1848

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • South America
  • United States
  • Philippines
  • Antarctica
  • Australia

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-484

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition, Specimen Lists from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

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

Sublocation

Box 34