Field notes, April 1956

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The journal and notes document C. O. Handley's field work in Virginia and New Jersey, April 9 - 21, 1956. Entries are dated and headed with location / route (combination of state, county, landmarks i.e. Back Bay Refuge). Includes travel details (route, destinations), terrain (including coastlines), mammal specimens collected (scientific name), flora (types) and fauna observed, colleagues with whom worked, weather, collecting methods (type, quantity), list of individuals related to the trip and their contact information. Includes a loose insert "Daily field check list." Also includes tables of information relating to birds. These are headed with location and include counts per day. Locations are in the vicinity of Princess Anne County (now part of Virginia Beach), Accomac [Accomack] county, Virginia; Doughty county, several refuges and Brigantine, New Jersey.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 09, 1956

End Date

Apr 21, 1956

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


  • Virginia Beach
  • Doughty
  • United States
  • Brigantine
  • Virginia
  • New Jersey
  • Accomack


  • 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