Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, 1902-1907 : Field notes, Philippines, 1902-1907.

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Folder of field notes of Edgar Alexander Mearns (1856-1916), who was an army surgeon and a naturalist. These field notes were taken during a research trip to the Philippines, and focused mostly on birds. The notes, which are typewritten in black and red ink, include itineraries and data for several tours on duty to various parts of the Philippines, from June 17, 1902 to March 30, 1907. They mention places visited, people and animals encountered, incidents such as related to weather, and the types of birds, as well as a few other animals, seen ad collected (mostly by shooting).

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 17, 1902

End Date

Mar 30, 1907

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Birds--Philippines
  • Naturalists
  • Ornithology
  • Research




  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-313

Collection name

Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, 1902-1907

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1