Notebook of Frederick William True containing articles and related material concerning the Pribilof Islands and sealing

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Notebook of Frederick William True is a collection of notes on mammals of the Prybilov [Pribilof] Island and vicinity on sealing, including with the types portions, lists of specimens collected. These include: "Notes on Mammals of the Pribilof Islands and vicinity" by William Palmer, 1890; notes on the geology of the Pribilof Islands by William H. Dall, George M. Dawson, and Joseph Stanley Brown; a list of books concerning the islands; recommendations for the collecting of a fur seal group; "Fur Seal skins on hand," presumably at the United States National Museum, by William Palmer, 1895; "State Department Lot Fur Seals" collected by Charles Haskin Townsend, 1892; a letter to Otis Tufton Mason from James G. Swan concerning the preparation of a report on sealing in the Bering Sea and including a report on fur sealing at Cape Horn, 1889; and newspaper clippings concerning the sealing industry and other topics.

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  • Geology
  • Mammalogy
  • Seals (Animals)
  • Paleontology


  • Bering Sea
  • Cape Horn
  • United States
  • Aleutian Islands
  • Alaska
  • Pribilof Islands


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Clippings (information artifacts)

Accession #

SIA RU007181

Collection name

Frederick William True Papers, circa 1886-1910

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 11