Buteo brachyurus : 2 letters : George A. Boardman to Ridgway, 27 June 1871 : ? Gurney to P.L. Sclater, 9 Sept. 1881

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The folder contains 2 letters regarding species Buteo brachyurus. In the letter from George A. Boardman to Robert Ridgway, dated June 27, 1871, sent from Milltown, Maine, Boardman describes the location and circumstances under which a specimen sent to Ridgway was collected in Palatka, Florida, on February 1, 1881 (note discrepancy in date of letter and date of collection of specimen). In the letter from Gurney to Sclater, dated September 9, 1881, sent from Norwich, United Kingdom, Gurney describes the colors, feathers, and wing measurements of a specimen collected in Jalapa de Ora, Mexico, and housed at the Norwich Museum.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 27, 1871

End Date

Sep 09, 1881

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Florida
  • Palatka


  • 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 6 Folder 29