Mearns, Edgar A. and Holzner, Frank X., Mexican Boundary Survey, 1893 - 1895

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This catalog documents Edgar A. Mearns' and Frank X. Holzner's collecting during the Mexican Boundary Survey, 1893-1895. Pages are numbered. Includes notes with dated entries detailing weather, observed flora and fauna, abundance / rarity, wildlife behavior, habitat (including sketches), campsites. There are descriptions of fossil beds in Guadalupe Canyon, trees in various specified localities. The catalog lists specimen number, date, name (scientific), age, sex, locality, 4 measurements, and remarks that describe specimen appearance, additional measurements. Entries for numbers 2418 - 3976 include 22 different measurements. Locations include but are not limited to Arizona, California, Texas, United States; Sonora, Mexico.

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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.


  • Herpetology
  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Paleontology
  • Botany


  • United States
  • Texas
  • Mexico
  • California
  • Sonora
  • Arizona


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-263

Collection name

Division of Mammals collection, Edgar Alexander Mearns Field Books, 1872 - 1893

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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