SIA Acc. 12-279, Bendire, Charles 1836-1897, Charles Bendire Field Books, c. 1865-1896

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This collection consists of 11 field books created by Charles Bendire, originally maintained by the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds. These field books contain ornithological and zoological data collected from approximately 1865 to 1896 in various United States localities and in Mexico. Bendire collected birds and eggs, and observed bird nests in Arizona, Oregon, Montana, California, Washington Territory, the east coast United States, and New Mexico. One of Bendire's field books contains notes on reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and fish. Also included is correspondence and a book containing a list of other correspondence.


Bendire, Charles 1836-1897


For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1865
  • 1865-1896
  • c 1865-1896


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-279

Physical description

1.19 cu. ft. (1.19 non-standard size boxes)

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