Herpetology field notes, 1946

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Field notes on a brief field trip through Missouri and Illinois taken by Peters, his wife, and Delbert Easton. Covers specimen no. 1-41, 300-312. Entries span a 7 day period. There are only a few pages of notes. Numbers 1-41 are reptile and amphibian specimen, and numbers 300-312 are snail and centipede specimen. A brief description with date the specimen was collected and how the specimen was discovered is included with each entry. A page in the back of the notebook entitled, "Mileage", seems to list the mile at which some specimen were captured, although this is not clear. There is a second title for the last two pages of notes : "Museum expedition, August 25, 1946 to 1946. On trip: Mr. and Mrs. James A. Peters, Delbert Easton, Missouri and Southern Illinois". These last two pages cover snails, slugs, and centipedes.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 25, 1946

End Date

Sep 01, 1946

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  • Snails
  • Herpetology
  • Herpetologists
  • Centipedes


  • Franklin
  • Shawnee National Forest
  • United States
  • Stanton
  • Millersville
  • Patterson
  • Lodi
  • Little Saint Francis River
  • Wayne
  • Sullivan
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Murphysboro
  • Bond
  • Greenup


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007175

Collection name

James A. Peters papers, and records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians : series 15, field notes, 1946-1965

Physical Description

1 notebook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 49 Folder 8