SIA Acc. 12-336, Ralph, William LaGrange 1851-1907, William LaGrange Ralph Field Books, 1879-1901

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This collection contains 16 field books and 1 folder by William LaGrange Ralph, originally maintained by the Division of Birds. Field notes generally describe the observation and collection of bird specimens, as well as detailed information on nests and collection of eggs. Included are journal-style notes as well as specimen lists with field numbers and occasionally United States National Museum (USNM) numbers. There is also a limited amount of information on mammals, as well as some correspondence and black-and-white photographs. The material in this collection spans from 1879-1901.


Ralph, William LaGrange 1851-1907


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1879
  • 1879-1901


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-336

Physical description

1.84 cu. ft. (1.84 non-standard size boxes)

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