Field Notes, 1932-1939 (includes egg collecting at Big Stone Gap, Parramore Island, and Wachapreague, 1932-1936; nesting of Bald Eagles in Princess Anne County, 1937-1939; bird observations, 1932-1938)

ID: SIA Acc. 13-235

Creator: Camblos, Joshua F. B.

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1932-1939

Citation: Joshua F. B. Camblos Field Books, 1932-1939

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Abstract

The field notes document the ornithological field work of Joshua F. B. Camblos in Virginia. Time and location include 1932-1939 (includes egg collecting at Big Stone Gap, Parramore Island, and Wachapreague, 1932-1936; nesting of Bald Eagles in Princess Anne County [now part of Virginia Beach], 1937-1939; bird observations, 1932-1938). Notes are a mix of handwritten and typed, and there are a wide variety of information and formats. These include but are not limited to a list on Camblos's egg collection that list type of bird (common and scientific name), A.O.U. No., and date; quotes from texts; table of data headed by date and list type (common name), no., no. in set, inc., size, date, location (includes additional location about landmarks e.g. old reservoir); descriptions of eggs collected that list name, date, no., inc., sizes, situation ("situation" describes habitat, vegetation, nest composition where collected); journal entries from series of trips to observe the nesting of bald eagles in Princess Anne County, Virginia; miscellaneous descriptions of migrating birds, nests of young, etc.; table of average sizes and date when fresh eggs may be obtained in the state of Virginia (with maps).

Date Range

1932-1939

Start Date

1932

End Date

1939

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Virginia Beach
  • United States
  • Wachapreague
  • Virginia
  • Big Stone Gap
  • Parramore Island

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 13-235

Collection name

Joshua F. B. Camblos Field Books, 1932-1939

Physical Description

1 Field Book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Folder 1