Daniel B. Burrows Field Notes, 1870-1919, 1940 and undated

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This collection is comprised of field notebooks, specimen cards, and correspondence, documenting the oological collection of Daniel B. Burrows, c. 1870-1919. Notebooks include descriptions of specimen habitat, nest composition and locality, and bird behavior. Documented field work occurred primarily in Illinois, southern Texas, and northeast Mexico. Correspondence primarily relates to requests, purchase, exchange, and study of specimen sets with various collectors across the United States. There is a series of correspondence with Charles Emil Bendire, while he was honorary curator of the Division of Birds' Eggs, United States National Museum. Letters from 1940 provide details about provenance of the collection and related specimens.


  • Bendire, Charles 1836-1897
  • Burrows, Daniel B
  • United States National Museum Division of Birds


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


  • 1870
  • 1870-1919
  • 1870-1919, 1940 and undated


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions
  • Manuscripts

Local number

SIA Acc. 14-192

Physical description

1.65 cu. ft. (1.65 non-standard size boxes)

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