Field notes - Baffin Island (Southwest Coast), May-August 1959

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The field notes document the work of Neal Smith on Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada, during May to August 1959. The loose sheets contain dated entries headed with location information, and descriptions divided by topic. Information includes observations of birds and their colonies (type, quantity, sex, characteristics, and behavior), work completed and time of day, specimen collecting, weather and temperature. Some entries contain narrative style content describing habitat and nesting sites. Toward the end of the field notes is a specimen catalog with field number, location information, date, characteristics, and drawings of feathers.

Date Range


Start Date

May 13, 1959

End Date

Aug 27, 1959

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Gulls
  • Ornithology


  • Canada
  • Nunavut
  • Baffin Island


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-057

Collection name

Neal Griffith Smith Papers, circa 1925-1995

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 3