Field notes, 1928

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

Narrow Your Results


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.


The field notes document the work of Paul Bartsch in Puerto Rico during 1928. Includes a letter to L. Stejneger dated July 18, 1928. Entries are dated (June 7 to September 6) and mostly narrative in structure. Entries contain travel details, daily activities and interactions with colleagues, observations of wildlife, and specimen collecting, and sometimes time of day. Also include descriptions organized by station number. Contains lists of birds (common name) observed, drawings with notations about collecting sites, and a list of lizards, amphibians, and birds collected with tin tag number. There are notes relating to bird collecting. Appears to contain notes from another individual for August 12 - 22, 1928. Locations include Vega Alta and Matangas.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 07, 1928

End Date

Sep 06, 1928

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


  • Animals
  • Herpetology
  • Birds
  • Mollusks
  • Invertebrates
  • Freshwater Invertebrates
  • Ornithology


  • Vega Alta
  • Puerto Rico


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-213

Collection name

Paul Bartsch Papers, 1907-1937, 1989

Physical Description

field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 8