United States Bureau of Fisheries, Division of Inquiry original tag record, volume 3, 1885-1941

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This volume is a catalog of U. S. Bureau of Fisheries tin tags used between 1910 and 1937. Fields include laboratory tag no., field tag no., specimen, locality, date of collection, collector, accession no., tank no., and transmittal number. Laboratory tag numbers span from 9401 to 14036, although not all numbers within that range are used. Collectors include S.F. Hildebrand, Isaac Ginsburg, Grampus, U.S.S. Niagara, and other individuals and vessels. Inserted into this volume are several tag record catalogs for specific expeditions and other lists: Pages 91-94: Record of stations made by Steamer Fish Hawk on the south and west coasts of Florida, 1912-1913; stations are numbered 1 to 18. Page 97: Tin tag records, northwestern Pacific cruise of the Albatross, 1906, tag numbers 3389 to 4388; 31-page insert. Page 109: List of fishes and other specimens tin-tagged on Alaska Salmon Investigation Expedition, Steamer Albatross, 1903, tag numbers 2784 to 3032. Also includes a list of Bureau of Fisheries Salmonidae specimens. Insert; pages are numbered 5-47. Page 121: Catalogue of tagged specimens of Porto Rican [Puerto Rican] fishes and other vertebrates, 1898-1899, field numbers 0180 to 0523 and record number 2277; 11-page insert. Page 133: Record of field tags and fish collections sent out, 1891-1911. Specimen catalog includes tag numbers 401-446. Tags sent out are approximately in the range of 0180 to 011090. Insert; pages are numbered 1-19. Page 145: Memorandum of fishes taken by Steamer Albatross at stations 2581-2591, 1885, by Thomas Lee; 7-page insert. Page 157: Log book pages for the Albatross from 27 October to 13 December 1919; 33-page insert. Entries record research and travel activities, collections made, and specimen measurements. Page 169: List of station numbers of the Pelican at which anchovies were collected, 1937-1940. Station numbers are within in the range of 20 to 216-4. Note indicates specimens deposited in U.S.N.M in November 7, 1941. 6-page insert.

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  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Alaska
  • Florida
  • North Pacific Ocean


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks

Accession #

SIA RU007220

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), collected notes, lists, catalogs, illustrations, and records on fishes, circa 1835-1974 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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