Handwritten log labeled "A Record of Field Notes and Observations on the habits of the Shad and other fishes of the Chesapeake Basin," 1911-1912

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Creator

United States. Bureau of Fisheries

Abstract

The loose pages are a handwritten log labeled "A Record of Field Notes and Observations on the habits of the Shad and other fishes of the Chesapeake Basin," 1911-1912. Possibly by Lewis Radcliffe. The log records details about an investigation of the Chesapeake basin in order to work up a life history and habits of the shad and other fish common to the region. Entries are arranged by date and include narrative style entries. They describe daily activities, methods of recording information, collecting locations, descriptions of marine environment, sometimes air and water temperatures, work completed with other individuals (including names), appearance of shoreline terrain, process of getting to collecting sites, equipment used, and fish observed. Includes a table of temperatures taken from September 30 - November 18, 1911. Locations include Piscataway Creek, Bryan Point, Sassafras River, Liverpool Point and Accokeek Creek.

Date Range

1911-1912

Start Date

Sep 30, 1911

End Date

May 04, 1912

Access Information

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Topic

Ichthyology

Place

  • Accokeek Creek
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Liverpool Point
  • Sassafras River
  • Bryan Point
  • Piscataway Creek

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007184

Collection name

United States Bureau of Fisheries, Records, circa 1877-1948

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 16 Folder 11