SIA Acc. 12-483, Xántus, János 1825-1894, John Xantus Field Books, 1857-1864

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This collection contains ten field books by John Xantus, originally maintained by the Division of Birds. Field books consist of specimen catalogs which contain bird, egg, nest, fish, insect, reptile, eel, mammal, mollusk, and crustacean specimens. These catalogs range in date from 1857-1864 and include localities within Mexico and California. Entries may be dated and may include such information as species or common name, sex, physical measurements, coloring, numbers of eggs and nests, and notes on collecting conditions and location. Field numbers are present, as well as some sketches.


Xántus, János 1825-1894


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


  • 1857
  • 1857-1864


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-483

Physical description

1.08 cu. ft. (1.08 non-standard size boxes)

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