Cryptoglaux (Nyctale), 1 letter, F. H. Keng to Ridgway, 13 April 1885

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Abstract

In the letter from F. H. King to Robert Ridgway, dated April 13, 1885, sent from Rivers Falls, Wisconsin, King compares three fresh specimens (two males and one female) of Nyctale, collected in the winter, to a previous synopsis written by Ridgway. King provides details of the shape and opening of nostrils and color of bills of the specimens when fresh and after drying. Details include conditions of drying and measurements of specimens.

Date Range

1885

Start Date

Apr 13, 1885

End Date

Apr 13, 1885

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • United States
  • River Falls
  • Wisconsin

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 7 Folder 43