Itinerary while serving for U.S. Fish Commission in Alaska and on Bering Island, September 9-October 11, 1895

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This field book contains a narrative account of Stejneger's collecting trip along Copper Island (Mednyy, Ostrov) in Russia while working with the U.S. Fish Commission. Notes include inventories of number or pounds of seal skins collected, itinerary, some terrain sketches, and an expense account, October 11-October 29, 1895. Other locations such as Nikolski (Nikol’skoye), Bering Island (Beringa, ostrov), and various location in the region are also included. Notes are extremely descriptive of day to day events, observations, weather conditions and are at times poetic.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 09, 1895

End Date

Oct 11, 1895

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  • Northern fur seal
  • Zoology
  • Zoologists


  • Nikol’skoye
  • Mednyy, Ostrov
  • Beringa, ostrov
  • Russia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007074

Collection name

Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 25 Folder 2