Diary, 1911, of trip to Idaho and Wyoming

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The diary documents Edward Preble's travel to Idaho and Wyoming, March 17 - April 27, 1911 documenting elk and other wildlife populations in Wyoming and discussing the benefits of game preserves. Entries are dated, and sometimes include locations. Subject matter includes observations on and physical surroundings, flora, and wildlife populations (antelope, coyotes, moose, deer) especially management elk populations. Details include elk farming versus wild elk; herd makeup of bulls, cows, and calves; feeding; issues with wolves; and notes from interviews with residents about elk. Locations include the vicinity of (Wyoming) Jackson, National Elk Refuge, Gros Ventre River [Flat Creek], Cheney, St Anthony, Wilson, and (Idaho) Caribou-Targhee National Forest.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 17, 1911

End Date

Apr 27, 1911

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  • Animals
  • Elk
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Grovont
  • Jackson
  • National Elk Refuge
  • Flat Creek
  • Idaho


  • 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 13 Folder 4