Kellogg - Hatteras, North Carolina, 1927 (1 of 2)

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This is one of two field books that document Remington Kellogg's field work in Hatteras, North Carolina, 1927, when he was an assistant biologist for the U.S. Biological Survey. The field book contains dated narrative entries (May 12 - 22, 1927) describing travel (time of day, destinations including enroute, mode of travel), daily activities, expenses, accommodations, lists of birds observed (listed by common name and unidentified numbers which are possibly counts), specimens collected, observations of fauna (birds, toads, snakes, fish) including behavior, and environment. There are observations of skeletons and live Tursiops. There are notes about specimen shipments and photographs taken.|The field book contains significant quantity of notes about the fishing industry relating to porpoises, fishing grounds, and backgrounds of local fisherman and individuals for whom they worked. There are tables containing information relating to porpoises caught 1882 - 1927 by various individuals. Data is usually headed with the name of the fisherman, followed by date and quantity. Sometimes tables list quantity per year. Kellogg describes employees' backgrounds, area factories, methods of fishing, and resulting products. Includes inserts, one of which describes commercial value and types of products that come from Delphinapterus and Tursiops as well as an unidentified map.

Date Range


Start Date

May 22, 1927

End Date

May 27, 1927

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Paleobiology at 202-633-1334 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Ichthyology
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Porpoises
  • Ornithology


  • North Carolina
  • United States
  • Hatteras


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 14-187

Collection name

Department of Paleobiology Collection Remington Kellogg field books, 1918-1942

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Paleobiology