SIA Acc. 12-313, MacFarlane, R (Roderick) 1833-1920, Roderick Ross MacFarlane Field Books, 1861-1866 and undated

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This collection contains 11 folders of notes on birds collected by Roderick Ross MacFarlane, originally maintained by the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds. MacFarlane collected birds in the Northwest Territories, Canada, with Robert Kennicott. Notes within this collection record details on specimens collected from 1861 to 1866. Also included is correspondence to Spencer Fullerton Baird and others. MacFarlane's unpublished manuscript of arctic birds he collected in Canada is also included. MacFarlane's packing lists are not cataloged here.


  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Kennicott, Robert 1835-1866
  • MacFarlane, R (Roderick) 1833-1920


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


  • 1861
  • 1861-1866
  • 1861-1866 and undated


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-313

Physical description

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

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