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A dissertation submitted to the faculty division of the physical sciences in candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Geophysical Science, University of Chicago
Topics: Insects, Insect Anatomy, Entymology
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Sep 24, 2019 Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de, 1749-1827
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4 v. 29 cm
Topics: Celestial mechanics, Tides, Capillarity
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Sep 19, 2019 Humboldt, Alexander von
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Topics: Mountains, Mountains, Antiquities, Antiquities
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Sep 19, 2019 Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859
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2 v. (350 p., 69 [i.e. 68] leaves of plates (one double)) : 56 cm
Topics: Mountains, Antiquities, Mountains -- Ecuador, Mountains -- Mexico, Mexico -- Antiquities, Ecuador...
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Sep 14, 2019 Yosa, Buson
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[58] leaves of plates : 50 cm
Topics: Haiga, Painting, Japanese, Yosa, Buson, 1716-1784, Painting, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
7 v., 700 [i.e. 714] leaves of plates : 31 cm
Topics: Botany, Scientific expeditions, Botany -- Pictorial works, Botany -- South America
7 v., 700 [i.e. 714] leaves of plates : 31 cm
Topics: Botany, Scientific expeditions, Botany -- Pictorial works, Botany -- South America
3 v. : 29 cm
Topics: Voyages around the world, Discovery and exploration, Clerke, Charles, 1741-1779, Gore, John, d....
3 v. : 29 cm
Topics: Voyages around the world, Discovery and exploration, Clerke, Charles, 1741-1779, Gore, John, d....
7 v., 700 [i.e. 714] leaves of plates : 31 cm
Topics: Botany, Scientific expeditions, Botany -- Pictorial works, Botany -- South America
7 v., 700 [i.e. 714] leaves of plates : 31 cm
Topics: Botany, Scientific expeditions, Botany -- Pictorial works, Botany -- South America
7 v., 700 [i.e. 714] leaves of plates : 31 cm
Topics: Botany, Scientific expeditions, Botany -- Pictorial works, Botany -- South America
7 v., 700 [i.e. 714] leaves of plates : 31 cm
Topics: Botany, Scientific expeditions, Botany -- Pictorial works, Botany -- South America
7 v., 700 [i.e. 714] leaves of plates : 31 cm
Topics: Botany, Scientific expeditions, Botany -- Pictorial works, Botany -- South America
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Arizona and California, October 13 - November 28, 1922. In the front of the notebook are notes on locations and travel and contact information. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, distances, routes, campsites), terrain (altitude, geological details, life zones), wildlife observed (mammals including deer, birds), specimens collected, vegetation (type, grazing areas), work with local staff and officials, and...
Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology, United States, Arizona, California, Logan, Mount, Virgin Mountains
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Arizona and Utah, September 17 - October 12, 1922. Entries include dates and describe investigations of deer at the Grand Canyon Game Preserve. Subject matter covers travel details (destinations, time of day), local staff and officials with whom he worked, terrain, hunting activities, and vegetation (types with common name). There are headings in the entries for fauna (mammals) and locations that describe population and habitat...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Arizona, Kaibab Plateau, Wyoming, Grand Canyon, Utah, Kanab Canyon
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Georgia, June 4 - 10, 1922. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, time of day, mode of transportation), a visit to Blackbeard Island, and notes on vegetation (including past crops) with a list of flora. In the back is a list of contacts. Most of the notebook is blank
Topics: Botany, United States, Georgia, Blackbeard Island
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Oklahoma and Wyoming, March 6 - 31, 1922. Entries are dated and describe travel from Victor, Idaho, to Jackson, Wyoming. Subject matter covers travel details (destinations, time of day, mode of transportation), weather, trip to South Park with local officials, and observed fauna (mammals including elk). There are headings in entries describing in-depth fauna's habitat, appearance, behavior (feeding), and health, as well as summaries...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Wichita Mountains, Jackson
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Oklahoma, September 14 - 17, 1921. Entries are dated and describe ongoing work in Wichita National Forest [Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge] including weather, flora and fauna (mammals including elk, bison, wolves), and vegetation. Some descriptions of flora and fauna are listed with headings describing behavior, habitat, and appearance. Includes discussion of fencing. Much of the notebook is blank. There are loose notes
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Oklahoma, Wichita Mountains
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Oklahoma at Wichita National Forest [Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge], August 30 - September 13, 1921. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, mode of transportation, time of day), vegetation (crops), wildlife observed (birds, mammals including elk, deer, buffalo, and herds), weather, and specimens. Sometimes descriptions of flora, fauna, and sites are listed under heading in entries, going into depth...
Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology, United States, Oklahoma, Wichita Mountains
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Virginia, September 18 - 28, 1920. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, times of day, mode of transportation, accommodations), terrain (including marshes), descriptions of communities visited, summaries of conversations with local inhabitants and officials, observed wildlife (birds, fish, and mammals), fishing industry including watermen and factories, and weather. Locations include the vicinity of Norfolk
Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology, Ichthyology, United States, Virginia, Norfolk
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal (composed of loose sheets of paper) documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Arizona, June 26 - July 17, 1920. Entries are dated and include travel details (destinations, time of day, campsites), notes on conversations about local sites and wildlife, observations of elk and other mammals (including tracks), along with contacts and their information. Locations includes the vicinity of Winslow and Woods Canyon
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Arizona, Winslow
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Wyoming, April 10 - 19, 1920. Entries are dated, headed with location, and describe travel details (destinations, and time of day), summaries of conversations with local inhabitants and officials about elk and other mammal populations, weather, observations of birds and mammals per day (often listed under headings), and ranches and their business activities (including production of hay). Part of the notebook is blank. Locations...
Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology, United States, Wyoming, Jackson Hole
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Wyoming, March 26 - April 9, 1920. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, time of day), interactions with colleagues, discussions of wildlife refuges of the area, terrain seen enroute (altitude), vegetation (crops), summaries of local opposition in Jackson Hole to extension of Park boundaries, opinions of local officials on Biological Survey methods, work with local rangers, observed wildlife including elk and...
Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology, United States, Wyoming, Jackson Hole
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Arizona in 02 May - 31 October 1916. The entries are dated and are often headed with location. Subject matter includes travel details (destinations, time of day, mode of transportation, trails, distance, campsites), travel with H. H. J. Jackson and Walter Taylor, vegetation seen enroute (type listed sometimes with scientific name, state of growth, and crops), terrain (altitude and life zone), wildlife observed and collected(mammals),...
Topics: Mammalogy, Botany, United States, Arizona, California, Nevada, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Bakersfield,...
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The specimen catalog documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Arizona and Nevada January 20, 1912 - October 14, 1917. Includes specimen number (1875 - 3020), type (scientific name), general type (i.e. cactus, shrub etc.), height, appearance, locality, habitat, and date. Details vary but include a combination of altitude, life zone, geological landmark, and trail name. Locations include areas across Arizona (including Parker and Grand Canyon), Nevada, and along Colorado river in...
Topics: Botany, United States, Arizona, Nevada, Panama, California, Parker, Grand Canyon
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The specimen catalog documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Arizona, February 1913 - September 1914. Includes specimen numbers (2322 - 2334), type (common name), locality, and date. There is additional information about whether fauna is native, and additional location information including altitude. Locations include Parker, Vicksburg, Oak Creek, Grand Canyon, and Blue River. Includes fish, lizards, and frogs
Topics: Ichthyology, Herpetology, United States, Arizona, Parker, Vicksburg, Grand Canyon
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Arizona, January 20 - December 21, 1913. Entries are dated and are often headed with location. Subject matter describes travel details (destinations, mode of transportation, time of day), terrain (some geological descriptions, altitude, and life zones), descriptions of communities seen enroute, collecting methods, specimens collected (mammals including coyotes), weather, interactions with local inhabitants, colleagues and officials,...
Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology, United States, Arizona, Parker, Vicksburg, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Aubrey...
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Panama, January 8 - July 3, 1912. Includes a partial, "not proofed" transcription by S. L. Olson, December 1990. Entries are dated and often headed with location. Subject matter covers travel details (destinations, time of day, mode of transportation including travel on the S.S. Colon and Cana), weather, interactions with local inhabitants including colleagues, specimen collecting (bats), travel with Dr. Marsh to bat caves...
Topics: Mammalogy, Panama, Boca de Cupe, Cerro Pirre
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Panama, December 22, 1910 - June 30, 1911. Includes a partial, "not proofed" transcription by S. L. Olson, December 1990. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, voyage aboard SS Colon, mode of transportation, campsites) with H. Pittier (Bureau of Plant Industry), S. E. Meek (Field Museum of Natural History), S. F. Hildebrand (Bureau of Fisheries) to engage in a biological survey of Panama for the...
Topics: Ornithology, Panama, Calobre
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in New Mexico, June 6 - December 3, 1909. Entries are dated often headed with location. Subject matter describes travel details (destinations, time of day, distances, mode of transportation, campsites), terrain and vegetation (life zones), daily work, notes about experiments of poisons for prairie dogs, work with Dr. Fisher, and collecting methods. Location descriptions include geological landmarks and names of ranches. Most of the...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, New Mexico, Mountain Sedgwick, Thoreau
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Arizona and California, August 20, 1907 - February 24, 1908. Entries are dated and headed with location. Subject matter covers travel details (destinations, time of day, mode of transportation, distances), terrain seen enroute, altitude, wildlife observed (mammals), aspects of geology, collecting methods, lists of birds and plants seen per location. Some lists include descriptions of flora (includes crops) and fauna type with habitat...
Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology, United States, California, Arizona, Orosi, Eshom Valley, Pacheco Pass, Paso...
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Arizona and California, May 30 - August 19, 1907. The journal consists of note card sized pages in an envelope, headed with date and locality. Entries describe travel details (destination, campsites), description of location with areas in vicinity and altitude, terrain (marshes) and vegetation (including crops), wildlife observed (mammals, birds), specimens collected, and daily work. Locations is often identified with name of ranch....
Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology, United States, California, Arizona, Lemoore, Bakersfield, Porterville
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Aug 20, 2019 Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946
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The field book documents Edward A. Goldman's field work in Mexico, August 11 - November 20, 1896. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, time of day, distances, mode of transportation), terrain (altitude), locality where work completed, and short descriptions of communities near where worked. Locations includes the vicinity of Pinal de Amoles, Jalpan, and Zimapan
Topics: Mammalogy, Mexico, Pinal de Amoles
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Aug 20, 2019 Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984; Poole, W. M
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The specimen catalog documents the collecting of Watson M. Perrygo and W. M. Poole in Haiti, December 22, 1928 - March 27, 1929. The catalog includes field number (1 -125), USNM catalog number (nonconsecutive), sex, type (bat), locality, date, measurements (H.B., T., H.F.), and additional location information, usually relating to name or direction of cave. Locations include Saint Michel, Don Don, Muertos Island, La Gonave Island [Île de la Gonâve], Cerca La Source
Topics: Mammalogy, Haiti, Dondon, Île de la Gonâve, Cerca La Source
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Aug 20, 2019 Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984; Hoyt, John Southgate Yeaton
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The catalog documents the specimens collected by Watson Perrygo with John Southgate Hoyt in North and South Carolina, April 26 - July 22, 1940. Information includes field number (1111 - 1209), USNM number, sex, type (common or scientific name), locality (state, town), date (non consecutive), 3 measurements, and additional location or habitat information including county, elevation, peaks, bodies of water, or type of terrain. Locations include but are not limited to the vicinity of Saint George,...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, North Carolina, South Carolina, Walhalla, Abbeville, McCormick, Saint...
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Aug 20, 2019 Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984; Wheeler, Charles L
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The catalog documents the specimens collected by Watson Perrygo with Charles L. Wheeler in North Carolina, September 21 - November 12, 1939. Information includes field number (1029 - 1110), USNM catalog number, sex, type (common or scientific name), locality (state, town), date (non consecutive), 3 measurements, and additional location or habitat information including county, bodies of water, or type of terrain. Locations include but are not limited to the vicinity of Reidsville, Lake Landing,...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, North Carolina, Reidsville, Lake Landing, Engelhard, Beaufort
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Aug 20, 2019 Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984; Rohwer, Gregor
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The catalog documents the specimens collected by Watson Perrygo with Gregor Rohwer in North Carolina, April 13 - July 19, 1939. Information includes field number (947 - 1028), USNM catalog number, sex, type (common name or genus), locality (state, town in vicinity), date, 3 measurements, and additional information about location (county, elevation, river) or habitat (i.e. swamp). Locations include Smith Island, Wadesboro, Hayesville, and Boone
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, North Carolina, Wadesboro, Hayesville, Boone
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Aug 20, 2019 Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984; Cole, James
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The catalog documents the specimens collected by Watson Perrygo with James Cole in Kentucky, April 20 - July 8, 1938. The catalog includes field number (632 - 766), USNM catalog number, sex, type (common name), locality (state, town), date, 3 measurements, and notes including location (county, mountain, elevation), specimen preparation. Includes copy of notes of specimen collecting organized by type of specimen. Locations include but are not limited to the vicinity of Brandenburg Station,...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Kentucky, Brandenburg Station
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Aug 20, 2019 Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984; Deignan, H. G. (Herbert Girton) 1906-; Rohwer, Gregor
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The catalog documents the specimens collected by Watson Perrygo with Herbert Deignan and Gregor Rohwer in Kentucky, September 19 - November 12, 1938. Catalog includes field number (767-946), USNM catalog number, type, type (common name), locality (state, town), date, 3 measurements, and additional location information (county, mountain, elevation). Locations include but not limited to the vicinity of Middlesboro, Madisonville, and Canton, Kentucky
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Kentucky, Middlesboro, Madisonville, Canton
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Aug 20, 2019 Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984; Lingebach, John Carleton; Schaefer, Henry R
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The catalog documents the specimens collected by Watson Perrygo with Henry R. Schaefer and John Carleton Lingebach in Tennessee and West Virginia, April 9 - November 8, 1937. The specimen catalog includes field number (325 - 630), USNM catalog number, sex, type (common name), locality (town, state), date, 3 measurements, and notes giving additional information about location (county, elevation), habitat (type of [crop] field, swamp), or specimen preparation. Most of the specimens collected were...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Tennessee
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Aug 20, 2019 Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984; Lingebach, John Carleton
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The catalog documents the specimens collected by Watson Perrygo and John Carleton Lingebach in West Virginia, April 17 - November 7, 1936. Information listed includes field number, USNM catalog number (non consecutive), sex, type, locality, date, 3 measurements, and remarks that describe additional information about location, habitat, or specimen preparation. Many of the specimens collected are rodents. Locations include but not limited to the vicinity of near Staunton, Virginia; Huntington,...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, West Virginia
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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The catalog documents Edgar A. Mearns' collecting across Africa, 1909-1912. Includes field number, USNM catalog number, sex, type (scientific name), location, date, measurements, and notes usually referring to habitat, specimen preparation, condition, altitude, appearance, presence of fetuses. In the front of the volume is an illustration and key to types of specimen measurements. Locations include British East Africa [Kenya], N'guasso Nyiro River, Nairobi, Lake Nawaska, Mt. Kenia [Kirinyaga],...
Topics: Mammalogy, Africa, Kenya, Nairobi, Kirinyaga, Changamwe, Uganda, Congo, Virginia, United States
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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List of birds Mearns collected sent to C. H. Eagle. Birds were collected from 1874 to 1878 in various locations including but not limited to Fort Gates (Florida), Arlington (FL), Orange County (New York), and Putman County (NY). Includes information on sex, age, and measurements. Collector numbers range from 1002 to 1725
Topics: Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942, Ornithology, United States, New York, Florida,...
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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List of birds Mearns sent to Clinton Hart Merriam, received on 13 March 1878. Bird species are listed with corresponding numbers beside each listing. Numbers are possibly collector numbers. Age, sex, and measurements are also recorded
Topics: Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942, Ornithology
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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Manuscript of "Our City Birds, No. IV: Up-town Birds" written by Mearns. The manuscript discusses birds of up-town Manhattan, New York, New York. Item is undated, but the date is inferred to be between 1871 and 1916, which are Mearns's years of activity
Topics: Ornithology, United States, New York, Manhattan
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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Paper on descriptions of recent Pelicans with descriptions of new genera and species. Information on new speceis of Pelecanus and the new genera Neopelecanus and Pseudopelecanus are included. Also included is a letter from Mearns to Leonhard Stejneger, Head Curator of Biology, regarding this manuscript : "I have the honor to transmit herewith the manuscript of a paper entitled 'A Study of the recent Pelicans, with descriptions of new Genera and Species,' with the request that it be...
Topics: Ornithology, Pelicans
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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Two page, miscellaneous list of birds. It is not clear if this list is an index or list of birds compiled from field notes. Species are listed, followed by numbers correlating to the species. It is not clear if these numbers refer to pages or collector numbers. Notes are undated, but the date is inferred to be between 1871 and 1916, which are Mearns's dates of activity
Topic: Ornithology
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Miscellaneous research and perhaps field notes on various birds. Includes notes on the Red-winged Blackbird collected in Charleston County, South Carolina, Buteo borealis calurus, Description of a new subspecies of the green heron", and approximately 100 birds species listed on cards with lists of collection numbers correlating to that species written beneath. Notes are undated, but the date is inferred to be between 1871 and 1916, which are Mearns's dates of activity
Topic: Ornithology
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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This folder contains undated correspondence regarding the Childs Frick African Expedition. No specimens are referred to in this folder. Dates are probably between 1908 and 1912, as those were the years Mearns was collecting in Africa
Topics: Childs Frick Abyssinian Expedition, Africa
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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This folder is one of three containing correspondence from 1911-1913, which included letters from curators at the United States National Museum regarding specimens sent to the museum by Mearns, correspondence from Childs Frick, letters from the American Legation in Adis Ababa, and more. Correspondence is arranged chronologically. This folder contains correspondence from 1913. Letter include correspondents with Frick and others and a personal memorandum regarding the Child Frick Expedition.1913:...
Topics: Childs Frick Abyssinian Expedition, Africa
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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This folder is one of three containing correspondence from 1911-1913, which included letters from curators at the United States National Museum regarding specimens sent to the museum by Mearns, correspondence from Childs Frick, letters from the American Legation in Adis Ababa, and more. Correspondence is arranged chronologically. This folder contains correspondence from 1912. Letter include a brief reports on activities including descriptions of flora and correspondence regarding collections...
Topic: Africa
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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This folder is one of three containing correspondence from 1911-1913, which included letters from curators at the United States National Museum regarding specimens sent to the museum by Mearns, correspondence from Childs Frick, letters from the American Legation in Adis Ababa, and more. Correspondence is arranged chronologically. This folder contains correspondence from 1911. Letters from the following were included: Secretary (his letter introduces Mearns, e.g., to the diplomatic and consular...
Topic: Africa
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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This undated item contains a description of the nest, eggs, and nestlings of the Gray-headed Gull written by Mearns. The descriptions relate to observations and notes he took while in Kenya and perhaps other African countries. Dates are probably between 1908 and 1912, as those are the years Mearns traveled to and collected in Africa
Topics: Ornithology, Kenya, Ng'iro, Ewaso
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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This is volume two of list of birds Mearns collected for the Childs Frick Expedition to Africa, volume I, 3 June to 11 October 1912. Collector numbers 22061 to 24219 are included. Sometimes Mearns's descriptions include physical descriptions of specimens including color and occasionally the behavior of the bird and how common it is. Localities include but are not limited to Yebo (currently Yebu), Wobok, Hor, Mount Indunumara, Guaso Nyiro River (currently Ewaso Ngiro), and Jana River. A two page...
Topics: Childs Frick Abyssinian Expedition, Ornithology, Ethiopia, Ng'iro, Ewaso, Kenya, Yebu
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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This is volume one of list of birds Mearns collected for the Childs Frick Expedition to Africa, volume I, 22 November 1911 to 3 June 1912. Collector numbers 19401 to 22060 are included. Sometimes Mearns's descriptions include physical descriptions of specimens including color and occasionally the behavior of the bird and how common it is. Localities include but are not limited to Djibouti, Dire Daoua (currently Dir Dawa), Adis Ababa ( d s ben), Sadi Walka, Hawash (Awash) River, Gato River,...
Topics: Childs Frick Abyssinian Expedition, Ornithology, Ethiopia, ?d?s ?beba, Djibouti, Dir? Dawa, Awash
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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One page of field notes on birds Mearns observed from Mombasa to Port Suez (undated). Localities include Mombasa, Aden, Port Sudan, and Port Suez. Dates are probably between 1908 and 1912, as those are the years Mearns traveled to and collected in Africa
Topics: Ornithology, Kenya, Mombasa
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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Field notes on birds Mearns observed and collected during a from Dakato Village to Escarpment from 17 May to 14 September 1912. Includes his itinerary of travel and list of places visited. Localities include but are not limited to Guaso Nyiro River (currently Ewaso Ngiro) and Atti
Topics: Ornithology, Kenya, Ng'iro, Ewaso
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Aug 20, 2019 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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Notes on birds Mearns saw from Aletta to Escarpment from 7 March to 4 September 1912. Bird names are listed on a chart and quantities for birds spotted in a day are recorded. Also, includes notes on nests and eggs (104 nest or egg sets are recorded); weights and measurements of vultures; a "mammal register" numbered 301 to 369 (or 7572 to 7651). Other localities in which collections and observations were made is Gato River
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Africa, Ethiopia
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Field notes on birds Mearns mostly observed (and some that he collected) from February to July 1912 in Africa. Includes notes from Mount Ingualo, Gidabo River, Ballal River, and birds seen at Escarpment, altitude 7390 feet, Uganda River. Mearns sometimes records such information as sex, age, physical description, and description of the bird's song
Topics: Ornithology, Ethiopia, G?dabo Shet’
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The field book documents Edgar A. Mearns' field work in Philippines, 1903 - 1908. Includes a few postcards and photographs. Information includes mammal data for Dr. Lyon. Entries are organized by more than one method, some by field number, others by date. Pages are numbered. There is an overview description of collecting, followed by field number, type, preparation, and USNM catalog number; and memorabilia (music program). Notebook entries are headed by date, and location, followed by field...
Topics: Mammalogy, Botany, Philippines, Luzon, Guam, United States, New York, Mindanao
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The materials document Edgar A. Mearns' field work in Philippines, 1905 - 1907. This include loose notes, notebooks, and various specimen lists. These include mammal specimens for Mount Apo; envelope with notes and a news clipping; notes headed with type followed by description of appearance and habitat, behavior, and location where observed or collected. Additionally, there are notes about other collectors (army staff); list of fauna with common name, local name, pronunciation (including...
Topics: Mammalogy, Philippines, Apo, Mount
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The field book documents Edgar A. Mearns' field work in Florida, 1901. There is an index with pages in the front indicating mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, plants, itinerary, nest and eggs, and list of periodicals. The specimen lists vary in structure and content. Some are headed with location and date, and include field number, type (scientific name), age, sex, measurements (various), appearance, colors, descriptions resulting from dissection. Some descriptions are extensive. Others are...
Topics: Mammalogy, Botany, Ornithology, Herpetology, Ichyothology, United States, Florida, Brevard, Polk,...
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Field notes on birds Mearns saw and collected in Ethiopia at and near Adis Ababa ( d s beba) from 12 to 27 January 1912. Also includes notes on birds seen at Atti River (August) and Hakaki (Akaki) (undated), and from Gibraltar to New York at sea from 13 to 21 October 1912
Topics: Ornithology, Ethiopia, ?d?s ?beba
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The field book documents Edgar A. Mearns' field work in Rhode Island and Wyoming, 1900 - 1904. Pages are numbered. The specimen list is headed with type (scientific name) and includes field number, sex, type, date, location, and measurements (varying types). Some include notes about habitat or specimen preparation. Location information includes geographic location (i.e. lake), county, and state. There is a loose insert listing field numbers of skins. The notebook is entitled, "Catalog of...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Minnesota, Philippines, Yellowstone National Park,...
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Field notes on birds Mearns saw (and some possibly collected) in Ethiopia from 26 December 1911 to 13 February 1912. Birds of Adis Ababa ( d s beba) from 26 December 1911 to 7 January 1912 and Hawash (Awash) River from 26 January to 13 February 1912 are noted here. Notes remark on abundance and commonality of the birds. An itinerary for Mearns travels from 13 December 1911 to 21 March 1912 is also included
Topics: Ornithology, Ethiopia, Awash, ?d?s ?beba
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Field notes from the Childs Frick Expedition and the Smithsonian African Expedition. Childs Frick Expedition notes include supply lists, expenses, and lists of birds collected from 1 to 27 November 1911. Includes an itinerary, 28 October to 25 November 1911 (Washington, D.C., to Dire Daoua). Localities include Djibouti and Dire Daoua (Dir Dawa). Smithsonian African Expedition notes include notes on crocodile and birds eggs (measurements included) from 29-31 January 1910 in Rhino Camp
Topics: Childs Frick Abyssinian Expedition, Ornithology, Herpetology, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Dir Dawa, Uganda,...
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Catalogue of birds of Washington, D.C., Virginia, New York, and South Carolina, 1910-1911. Includes the original notes of birds collected by Mearns in the Catskill Mountains, New York, 1896, and the original field notes of the birds of South Carolina, April 17-May 26, 1911. Collector numbers for birds in North Carolina range from 19054 to 19302. USNM catalog numbers range from 19960-20209, and collector numbers range from 18841 to 19302. Virginia localities include Smith Island. New York...
Topics: Ornithology, United States, New York, Highland Falls, District of Columbia, Smith Island, Porcher...
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Field notes and lists of specimens collected in the Highland Falls, New York, vicinity, 1 July to 14 September 1910. Notes consist of check list of birds spotted in July and August in Highland Falls, New York; list of birds from 13-14 September; check list of birds seen at Plattsburg, New York, 30 July to 6 August 1910; birds seen at Sagamore Hill, 28 and 29 July 1910; notes on Fish at Cranberry Pond; and miscellaneous notes on birds and mammals from August 1910
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Ichthyology, United States, New York, Highland Falls, Plattsburg, Sagamore...
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Notes on the flora and fauna of Mt. Kenia [sic] (currently Kirinyaga) in British East Africa (currently Kenya). According to the notes, Loring and Mearns were on Mt. Kenia from Sept. 18 to Oct. 18, 1909. Brief notes on reptiles and batrachians, flora, mammals, birds, and crustaceans (fresh water crabs) are included. Includes itinerary
Topics: Smithsonian African Expedition (1909), Ornithology, Mammalogy, Herpetology, Invertebrates, Kenya,...
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Several pages of loose notes and a notebook. Loose notes consist of a list of birds Mearns (and perhaps Loring and Heller) collected on the Mt. Kenia trip (currently Kirinyaga) in British East Africa (currently Kenya), 18 September to 18 October 1909. Also includes mammals at Port Campala (Kampala), 21 December 1909; and Nile River birds (possibly seen but not collected) January 1910. The notebook includes mammals collected by Loring and perhaps Mearns, collector numbers 6826 to 6827, and...
Topics: Smithsonian African Expedition (1909), Ornithology, Mammalogy, Kenya, Kirinyaga, Kampala, Nile...
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Two pages of notes on birds Mearns saw but did not collect in Aden, South Central Arabia (modern day 'Adan in Yemen), no date, but probably in 1908-1910 (dates of the Smithsonian African Expedition). Sometimes quantities are included. Additional notes from Nyiro (Samburu Uaso Nyiro Game Reserve) in British East Africa (modern day Kenya) in August and September 1909 and Guas Ngishu (in Northwest Kenya) in 13 November 1909 are included
Topics: Smithsonian African Expedition (1909), Ornithology, Adan, Yemen, Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya
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Four pages of notes on birds observed in Rome, 4 to 6 April 1910, and Naples, 7 April 1910. Also includes an itinerary
Topics: Smithsonian African Expedition (1909), Ornithology, Italy, Rome, Naples
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Four pages of notes on birds Mearns collected and observed in Ismailiya (currently Al-Ism ' l yah), Egypt, 10 April 1909. Also includes an itinerary and one note about bats so abundant that they are a nuisance in houses. No collector numbers
Topics: Smithsonian African Expedition (1909), Ornithology, Egypt, Al-Ism ' l yah
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Volume 3 of a catalogue of birds Mearns collected on the Smithsonian African Expedition from 21 December 1909 to 21 March 1910. Collector numbers 17714-19019 are included, and correlating USNM catalog numbers have been added for most of the specimens. The list is interleaved with annotations on abundance, more specific locality information, and other information by Mearns. Localities where specimens were collected include Kampala (Uganda), Rhino Camp, and Gondokoro (currently in South Sudan)....
Topics: Smithsonian African Expedition (1909), Ornithology, Uganda, Kampala, Rhino Camp, Gondokoro, South...
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Volume 2 of a catalogue of birds Mearns, Heller, and Loring collected on the Smithsonian African Expedition from 8 September to 14 December 1909. Collector numbers 16701-17715 are included, and correlating USNM catalog numbers have been added for most of the specimens. Localities where specimens were collected include Saba Saba (in Kenya?), Fort Hall (currently Muranga), Mount Kenia [sic] (currently Kirinyaga), Nyeri, [Wambugu?], and Changamwe. Various altitudes are recorded. Also includes...
Topics: Smithsonian African Expedition (1909), Ornithology, Kenya, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Nyeri, Changamwe
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Volume 1 of a catalogue of birds Mearns, Heller, and Loring collected on the Smithsonian African Expedition from 29 March to 8 September 1909. Collector numbers 15506-16700 are included, and correlating USNM catalog numbers have been added for most of the specimens. Localities where specimens were collected include Kapiti Plains Station (Kapiti is currently Ilkaputiei), Kitunga, Nguasso Nyiro River, Lake Nauraischa, Nairobi, Fayal Island (Azores), Suez Canal (Currently), and Aden (S. center...
Topics: Smithsonian African Expedition (1909), Ornithology, Kenya, Ilkaputiei, Nairobi, Suways, Qan t as-,...
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Mearns includes a narrative summary of the plans for the Smithsonian African Expedition including logistics and biographic information on participants such as President Theodore Roosevelt, his on Kermit, and colleagues Heller and Loring. Labels for birds collected by John Alden Loring and Edgar A. Mearns are included. Also contains a list of birds and mammals collected at Fort Totten, New York, 26 March to 17 November 1908 to : 6551-6591 (mammals); 15491 to 15504 (birds)
Topics: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919, Smithsonian African Expedition (1909), Ornithology, Mammalogy
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Brief notes Mearns took on his trip from San Francisco to Fort Totten in September 1907. Notes on birds and mammals in Los Angeles (CA), Arizona, and El Paso (TX). Brief notes on collector numbers 14422, 15190, 15199, and 15272 are included. Also included are lists of expenses. A list entitled Birds left in Bureau of Science, total 58 is also included
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, United States, California, Arizona, Texas, Los Angeles, El Paso
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Included in this correspondence are letters from curators at the United States National Museum pertaining Mearns's collections, military orders and memos, and several letters from a publisher, Casper W. Hodgson, asking Mearns to assist him in publishing a map of Mindanao. Several letters from Charles w. Richard about issues with the bird collection sent to the museum by Mearns, a letter by O. J. Mason regarding anthropological specimens, and a letter by [T. W. True?] about a paper on Philippine...
Topics: Ornithology, Maps, Philippines
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Notes on birds Mearns observed in Fort Totten, Long Island, New York from 21 December 1907 to 23 June 1908. The notes are not all in chronological order. Occasionally, Mearns includes information regarding sex, age, quantity, direction flying, and sometimes weather conditions
Topics: Ornithology, United States, New York, Fort Totten Military Reservation (historical)
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Four page list of bird names in Filippino languages. Three pages contain bird names in the language of the Moro from Basilan during a 26 January to 4 February 1906 mapping trip to Basilan. The first page contains the scientific names, collector number (13892 to 13930 included), and Moro name. Subsequent pages do not have collector numbers. The last page contains names in "Tagalo" and the language of the Filippinos of Samar
Topics: Philippines--Languages, Philippines, Basilan
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This item contains terrain sketches, aneroid barometer readings for 1 July 1904, summit heights in the Malindang group, heights of camping places, and notes from 5 July 1904
Topics: Surveying, Philippines, Malindang, Mount
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Half page of brief diary like entries about fish observed in the Celebes Sea off southern Mindanao, 11 and 12 June 1904. Also includes a note about no fish in the streams of Mount Apo as high as 4000 ft according to Bagobo people
Topics: Ichthyology, Celebes Sea
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A list of Bagobo Native words, except for when otherwise stated. Includes some Bagobo words for birds, insects, and perhaps other specimens that Mearns may have used in his field notes. This item is undated, but was possibly created during or after Mearns's time in the Philippines, which was during the years 1902-1907
Topics: Bagobo language, Philippines
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This item contains lists of islands visited and persons referred to in Mearns's field notes during his time in the Philippines. The item is undated, but was possibly created during or after Mearns's time in the Philippines, which was during the years 1902-1907. 54 islands are listed. Mearns goes on to alphabetically list the correct spelling for location names used throughout his field book. Also included are lists for photographs for report; maps for compilation of route; correct names of...
Topic: Philippines
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Aneroid barometer and thermometer readings from the Mt. Apo expedition, 9 June to 24 July 1904. Measurements taken at various altitudes throughout the trip are included. Also included are barometer and thermometer readings from 10 and 24 May and 1-4 June 1904 from the "Mount Bliss" area
Topics: Surveying, Philippines, Mindanao, Apo, Mount
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Four page typewritten letter serving as a report to the Adjutant General, Department of Mindanao, Zamboanga, Mindanao, written on 15 July 1904, regarding an expedition to Margos sa Tubig, Mindanao that took place on 12 to 17 June 1904. The item is unidentified but is possibly written by Captain C. C. Smith. Brief notes on a hog collected and description of elephant's ear plant are included
Topics: Philippines, Mindanao, Margosatubig
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Five page report of an examination of the Mt. Apo district of Davao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, conducted by Mearns, 14 June to 15 July 1904. Includes some description of agriculture, but mostly describes interactions with Bogobo people
Topics: Botany, Agriculture, Philippines, Mindanao, Apo, Mount
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Two page undated and unidentified itinerary possibly created by Mearns. The itinerary includes elevations of a location that may be Mount Malindang. Although the item is undated, it is guessed to be between 1903 and 1907, which are the years during which Mearns was in the Philippines
Topics: Philippines, Malindang, Mount
Approximately 23 pages of itineraries from the following excursions: Mt. Halcon Expedition 30 October to 10 December 1906; 21 December 1906 to 5 January 1907; Expedition to Ilocos North, Luzon Province, 12 January to 15 March 1907; Expedition to Lake Naujan, Mundoro, and to Mount Mayon, Albay Province, 24 March to 31 March 1907; Expedition to the Batanes Island (Batan Islands) and Mt. Mayon, 24 May to 7 June 1907. These itineraries mostly provide detailed information about routes taken during...
Topics: Mt. Halcon Expedition, Ornithology, Mammalogy, Philippines, Luzon, Naujan, Lake, Mayon Volcano,...
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Six page manuscript copy of a report possibly submitted to the War Department by Edgar A. Mearns regarding the geology and physiography, plant and animal life (including mammals, birds, fishes, and reptiles and batrachians) of the region from Parang, Mindanao, to Lake Butig, written circa 1903. Mearns led an expedition to this region, September 30 - October 6, 1903
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Botany, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Philippines, Mindanao, Lake Butig, Parang
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Typescript copies of itineraries and narratives from Mearns's time in the Philippine Islands for military and collecting purposes, 17 June 1902 to 30 March 1907. These itineraries are typed copies of the handwritten itineraries in the same collection. Included are notes on birds, mammals, and other specimens Mearns collected or observed, including several bird lists, and measurements of some specimens. No collector numbers seem to be included. Also included is detailed surveyor data from...
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Surveying, Philippines, Mindanao, Basilan, Apo, Mount, Malindang, Mount,...
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Two page itinerary and narrative of Mearnss trip to Haight's-in-the-Oaks, near Paoay, Benguet Province, Luzon, from 19 July to 4 August 1907. Contains a brief note about collecting plants
Topics: Philippines, Benguet
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Three page itinerary in which Mearns provides a partial, narrative account of the geographical and biological expedition to Mt. Halcon from 2 to 23 November 1906. The itinerary includes notes on elevations
Topics: Mt. Halcon Expedition, Philippines, Halcon, Mount
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Seven page itinerary in which Mearns provides details of his travels and activities from 29 September to 23 December 1906. Mearns discusses his collecting activities including birds collected at Lumbucan Island, birds and shells collected at Manila Bay, and birds collected at Corregidor Island. Mearns also notes his purchase of blow guns and poisonous darts. This item excludes data on the Mt. Halcon Expedition,30 October to 10 December 1906
Topics: Mt. Halcon Expedition, Ornithology, Philippines, Manila Bay, Corregidor Island, Lumbucan Island
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Six page itinerary in which Mearns provides details of his travels and activities during his trip to Margosatubig with Bishop Brent and Lieutenant Colonel Nicholls, 15 August to 23 September 1906. Brief notes on natural history collections include notes on collecting birds near the foothills of Pang-pang, birds observed and collected at Samar Island, shooting crocodiles at Malampaya Sound, and bats collected at Malabon
Topics: Ornithology, Philippines, Samar, Malampaya Sound, Malabon
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Three page itinerary in which Mearns provides details of his travels and activities between 8 and 27 July 1906 from Zamboanga to Manila and returning. The itinerary includes brief notes of Shells, fish, and baskets collected at Cebu, shells and crabs collected at Calbayog, and shells, bees, and plants collected at Dulag
Topics: Invertebrates, Philippines, Dulag, Calbayog, Cebu
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This item includes notes mammals and birds Mearns and other military personal collected on Mt. Malindang, "Mount Bliss", "Mount Lebo", and Catagan, Mindanao. Dates range from 9 May to 11 June 1906. Mearns also includes data from the personal notes of Lt. James L. Wood. Wood's personal notes are diary like and discuss their travels from 17 to 23 May and include detailed surveying information. Mearns's collector numbers include 6124 to 6139 (mammals) 14095 to 14280 (birds)....
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Philippines, Malindang, Mount, Mindanao
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Four page itinerary in which Mearns provides sometimes narrative accounts of his travels and activities in the Philippines from 28 February to 16 March 1906 and 1 and 2 April 1906. Mearns provides brief notes on birds he collected on 3 March and 15 March, birds and bats collected on 1 April, and bats collected on 2 April. Localities in which specimens were collected include Malabang, Malanipa Island, and Basilan Island. Notes on the Moro Rebellion are also included
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Philippines, Malanipa Island, Basilan, Malabang