Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, Letter M. Hardy to R. Ridgway, 16 June 1897

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In the letter to Robert Ridgway from M. Hardy, dated June 16, 1897, and sent from Brewer, Maine, Hardy corrects previous details given about a male specimen of pelican. He describes the exact location on Saponic Lake [Saponac Pond], near Passadumkeag Stream, near Burlington, Maine, where the specimen was collected.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 16, 1897

End Date

Jun 16, 1897

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Passadumkeag River
  • United States
  • Maine
  • Saponac Pond


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU007215

Collection name

Collected Notes, Lists, and Catalogs on Birds, 1839, 1849-1851, 1855-1987

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 5 Folder 26