Field Notes, 1890-1964

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Bird section, Bird and Mammals Lab, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior field notes consists of 21 field books created by employees of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service between 1890 and 1964. Most of the items within this collection are library bound volumes that combine multiple sets of notes from multiple collectors. All items use a similar format in which the collector records a field/collector number, sex and age of specimen, locality, date, genera or binomial of specimen, and remarks. Remarks might include any of the following elements: measurements, stomach content data, notes on reproductive organs, notes on habitat, specific locality information, altitudes/elevations, notes on how common or rare the specimen is, physical descriptions, and other details. These notes reflect collecting trips conducted in various parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Greenland. Collectors include Thomas Dearborn Burleigh, Arthur H. Howell, Allen J. Duvall, Edward Alphonso Goldman, Edward William Nelson, Harold Elmer Anthony, Vernon Bailey, Charles H. M. Barrett, Lester L. Short, Edward Alexander Preble, Remington Kellogg, Charles Overton Handley, Albert Kenrick Fisher, John Alden Loring, and Wilfred Hudson Osgood. Collectors also include Alfred Marshall Bailey, Gorman M. Bond, Frank Dufresne, James H. Gaut, Luther J. Goldman, James Squier Gutsell, Eugene Raymond Hall, Marcus Albert Hanna, G. Dallas Hanna, Francis Harper, Ned Hollister, Ernest Golsan Holt, Alfred Brazier Howell, Hartley H. T. Jackson, Stanley Gordon Jewett, Hamilton M. Laing, Harry Malleis, Olaus Johan Murie, Harry Church Oberholser, James Arthur Oliver, Wilfred Hudson Osgood, Morton Eaton Peck, Harold S. Peters, James Lee Peters, C. E. Reno, H. H. Sheldon, Frank Stephens, Donald H. Stevenson, Daniel Denison Streeter, McClure Surber, Walter P. Taylor, Paul E. Trapier, Harold N. Vars, Ernest Pillsbury Walker, Luther Everet Wyman, and Robert Thompson Young.


  • Gaut, James H
  • Goldman, Luther J
  • Gutsell, James Squier 1887-
  • Hanna, G. Dallas 1887-1970
  • Jewett, Stanley Gordon
  • Malleis, Harry
  • Murie, Olaus Johan 1889-1963
  • Osgood, Wilfred Hudson 1875-1947
  • Peck, Morton Eaton 1871-
  • Peters, Harold S
  • Peters, James Lee 1889-1952
  • Reno, C. E
  • Stephens, Frank
  • Stevenson, Donald H
  • Streeter, Daniel Denison
  • Surber, Mcclure
  • Taylor, Walter P
  • Trapier, Paul E
  • Vars, Harold N
  • Wyman, Luther Everet
  • Young, Robert Thompson
  • Duvall, Allen J
  • Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
  • Nelson, Edward William 1855-1934
  • Bailey, Vernon 1864-1942
  • Barrett, Charles H. M
  • Short, Lester L
  • Preble, Edward Alexander 1871-1957
  • Bailey, Alfred M (Alfred Marshall) 1894-1978
  • Bond, Gorman M
  • Dufresne, Frank
  • Hall, E. Raymond (Eugene Raymond) 1902-1986
  • Hanna, Marcus A (Marcus Albert) 1898-1978
  • Hollister, N (Ned) 1876-1924
  • Holt, Ernest Golsan 1889-
  • Howell, A. Brazier (Alfred Brazier) 1886-1961
  • Jackson, Hartley H. T (Hartley Harrad Thompson) 1881-1976
  • Laing, Hamilton M (Hamilton Mack) 1883-1982
  • Oberholser, Harry C (Harry Church) 1870-1963
  • Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969
  • Sheldon, H. H (Henry Hargrave) 1883-
  • Walker, Ernest P (Ernest Pillsbury) 1891-1969
  • Burleigh, Thomas D (Thomas Dearborn) 1895-
  • Howell, Arthur H (Arthur Holmes) 1872-1940
  • Anthony, H. E (Harold Elmer) 1890-1970
  • Handley, Charles O (Charles Overton) 1924-2000
  • Fisher, A. K (Albert Kenrick) 1856-1948
  • Loring, J. Alden (John Alden) 1871-1947
  • Oliver, James A (James Arthur) 1914-1981


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



Repository Loc.

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  • 1890
  • 1890-1964


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-581

Physical description

2.27 cu. ft. (2.27 non-standard size boxes)

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