Somateria V-nigium, 3 color drawings

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The folder contains 3 color illustrations and 1 pencil tracing of Somateria V-nigium. One color illustration depicts a male specimen collected in St. Michael's, Alaska, on May 25, 1878, by E. W. Nelson. It includes details about feet color and words in an unidentified language. Two color illustrations include attached black-and-white sketches, likely for publication. The illustrations include other details about iris color, possible specimen number, and names and locations.

Date Range

1839, 1849-1851, 1855-1987

Start Date


End Date


Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Saint Michael
  • Alaska


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007215

Collection name

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

Physical Description

4 illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 6 Folder 12