Kellogg - 1929

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The field book documents Remington Kellogg's field work across Alabama and Mississippi during October 2 - 29, 1929. It contains dated entries that include information about travel (mode, time of day, destinations, mileage), expenses (meals, supplies, accommodations), daily work, specimen shipments, details about specimens and the environments where they were found. These details include the names of individuals who found skeletal remains of Cetaceans (including zygorhiza and basilosaurus) or on whose property they were found. Entries detail the presence and absence of bones. Location information includes section, distance from, town, state, sometimes plantation name or name of property owner. There are some descriptions of local inhabitants who collected specimens. There are notes relating property changing ownership, listing name of old and new owner. Includes written instructions for use of camera from US National Museum.|There are various loose inserts including a hand drawn map, Kellogg Christmas card, and receipts. Includes notations that were made at a later unknown date.

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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.


  • Porpoises
  • Paleontology
  • Cetaceans


  • Mississippi
  • United States
  • Alabama


  • 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