Field notes, Guatemala, 1947 (1)

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The field book (1 of 3) documents C. O. Handley's field work in Guatemala, March - April, 1947. Entries are often fragmentary notes and lists. In the beginning there are lists of expenses (dated) and contact information. Entries follow that are more narrative in style but not long narratives like Handley's other journals. They are dated and headed with location, followed with descriptions of terrain and vegetation, travel details, colleagues and officials (often lists full names) with whom met, notes on fauna including birds (sometimes as lists, sometimes detailing abundance / rarity, behaviors observed, locations), and sometimes descriptions of local inhabitants (may have interviewed them about wildlife).

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 28, 1947

End Date

Mar 31, 1947

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
  • Ornithology




  • 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