Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7202
Kennerly, Caleb Burwell Rowan, -1861
Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers, 1855-1860
Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly (d. 1861) served as surgeon and naturalist on the Pacific Railroad Survey of the 35th parallel, 1853-1855; United States-Mexican Boundary Survey, 1855-1857; and the Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1861.
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These papers include journals, field books, memoranda books, and zoological notes kept by Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly while serving with the United States-Mexican Boundary Survey, 1855-1857, and the Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1860. Also included is a copy of a letter from G. Simpson to Joseph Henry, December 10, 1857, concerning arrangements for the transportation of specimens collected by the Northwest Boundary Survey. In a few instances, notes kept on both the United States-Mexican Boundary Survey and Northwest Boundary Survey appear in the same journal. Notes made by George Gibbs, geologist and interpreter for the Northwest Boundary Commission, are contained in a few of the journals.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Kennerly, Caleb Burwell Rowan, -1861
- Simpson, George, Sir, 1786 or 1787-1860
- Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
- Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
- United States-Mexican Boundary Survey, 1855-1857
- Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1861
- Hudson's Bay Company
- Northwest Boundary Commission (1857-1862)
- Pacific Railroad Survey, 1851-1853
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7202, Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers