Kellogg - 1924-1929

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The field book documents Remington Kellogg's work in Virginia and Maryland during the summers of 1924 through 1929. It includes tables of data that are headed by location, then list zone number, sometimes layer name (e.g. Corbula elevata) and description (color, composition), measurement in feet, and unidentified data. Locations include Chesapeake Beach and vicinity of Plum Beach. The table is followed by dated entries describing locations (indicated using local and geological landmarks, county and state name), presence and type of porpoise (and other types of cetaceans) bones present, location of oyster shell band, details about geological layers and their composition (e.g. greenish clay with Corbula elevata), and zone number. Locations include the vicinity of Mt. Airy Landing, Westmoreland County, Virginia; Nomini Cliffs; Plum Point, Maryland. This is followed by a list of individuals, locations, and descriptions of bones found. |Appears that notations were made later in the notebook by someone possibly other than the creator. May include specimen numbers.

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Access Information

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  • Porpoises
  • Paleontology
  • Cetaceans


  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Plum Point


  • 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