SIA Acc. 12-572, Blake, S. F (Sidney Fay) 1892-1959, Sidney Fay Blake Field Books, 1906-1959

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This collection contains four field books by Sidney Fay Blake, originally maintained by the Division of Birds. These books are four volumes which comprise Blake's bird, egg, and nest collecting and observations from 1906-1959. The notebooks are generally organized by species, often with multiple dated entries under each species heading. Entries may include locality, sex, measurements, time of day, situation, and other general observations. Birds are usually observed but some specimens are collected, with collection numbers present. Species headings are numbered 1-768 and localities present include but are not limited to Texas, California, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, England, France, and Italy. There are additional miscellaneous notes, mammal and bird collection lists, lists of dates when birds were first seen, and foreign species lists. There are also some newspaper clippings and correspondence.


Blake, S. F (Sidney Fay) 1892-1959


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


  • 1906
  • 1906-1959


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-572

Physical description

0.43 cu. ft. (0.43 non-standard size boxes)

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