Hylocichla, 1 letter, H.K. Coale to Ridgway, 25 Jan 1885

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In the letter from H. K. Coale to Robert Ridgway, dated January 25, 1885, sent from Chicago, Illinois, Coale references his series of specimens of genus Hylocichla, which were sent to Ridgway. Duplicates in the series were meant to be kept by the National Museum (USNM). The letter includes a description of Coale's technique for positioning the legs for preservation. It also includes a specimen list with specimen number, sex, name, collector (H.K.C., J.L.H.), location (Cook County, Illinois, and Stark County, Indiana), date (September 27, 1881 through September 20, 1884), and measurements.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 27, 1881

End Date

Jan 25, 1885

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Indiana
  • United States
  • Cook
  • Starke


  • 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 8 Folder 37