Field notes, Arctic 1946 original notes (1)

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The field book is one of three envelopes document C. O. Handley's field work in the Arctic, 1946. The first envelope is a the field book of Allen J. Duvall documenting his work with Handley in September 17, 1945 - August 27, 1946. Details vary in format for the first few pages with lists of bird and sightings with dates and locations, notes on mammals and birds, birds lists, notes on weather. Eventually they include date, weather, position / location (sometimes at sea), time, and bird and mammal lists with quantities as well as abundance / rarity and sometimes notes on behavior. There are hand drawn maps of Union Bay and Erebus Bay, Tay Bay. Locations include Baffin Islands and Gulf of Maine.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 17, 1945

End Date

Aug 27, 1946

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Canada
  • United States
  • Union Bay
  • Erebus Bay
  • Baffin Island
  • Maine, Gulf of


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-448

Collection name

Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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