Diary, 1904, of trip to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region

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The diary of Edward Preble documents his work in the Athabaska-Mackenzie region in June - September, 1904. Entries are dated, usually including destinations listed at the top of entries. Entries detail daily activities and distance traveled; individuals hired and interactions with local inhabitants; observations of vegetation; mammals and birds listed with scientific or common names; physical surroundings; individuals visited; lists of names of individuals; information on canoes; and lists of specimens collected. Locations include the vicinity of Mackenzie River, North Nahanni River, Fort Good Hope, and Fort Simpson.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 01, 1904

End Date

Sep 04, 1904

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Fort Good Hope
  • Canada
  • North Nahanni
  • Mackenzie
  • Fort Simpson


  • 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 12 Folder 2