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BHL Field Notes Project

The BHL Field Notes Project is a collaborative project funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). It provides open access to field notes from institutions throughout the United States.

Building on the work of the Smithsonian Field Book Project, the BHL Field Notes Project aims not only to provide general access to this material, but to reunite fragmented collections through institutional collaboration. Doing so will provide a more complete picture of the expeditions, discoveries, and collections the scientists and institutions were a part of.

Participating Institutions:
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Field Museum of Natural History Library
  • Harvard University Botany Libraries
  • Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library
  • Internet Archive
  • LuEsther T. Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden
  • Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library & Center for Biodiversity Informatics
  • Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • Smithsonian Libraries
  • Yale Peabody Museum Archives

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Jul 24, 2018 Alcorn, J. R. (J. Ray), 1911-
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Section one of the volume contains the catalog of specimens donated to MVZ #3502-3801. Section two contains specimens from Nevada, 1943: Catalog #3802-3816 and #4064-4174. Section three contains specimens from Mexico, March-April 1943: Catalog #3817-4063.
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Species accounts of observations of Acorn woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) at Hastings Natural History Reservation, Monterey County, California
Topics: Acorn woodpecker, Acorn woodpecker--Behavior--California, Hastings Natural History Reservation...
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Topic: Plants
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- Waage, Karl
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Karl M. Waage (1915 to 1999) was a professor of geology and curator of invertebrate paleontology of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History from 1946 to 1986. In 1980 he was appointed Director of the Museum, a position he held until 1982. Waage was a paleontologist who specialized in Late Cretaceous ammonoids from the Western Interior Seaway of North America. The early part of his career was focused on work with the U.S. Geological Survey in Alabama and Maryland in search of aluminum-bauxite...
Topics: paleontology, stratigraphy, fossils, Cretaceous, Western Interior Seaway, ammonoids, bivalves
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Topic: Plants
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- Jarvie, James K.,author
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- Clapp, Roger B; Stadel, Dennis L
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The black-and-white photographs of Laysan ducks (Anas laysanensis) were taken on Laysan Island as part of the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, 1962, 1965-1966. The photographs depict Laysan ducks walking near surf and in grasses. Labels on the reverse of the photographs list negative number, species, photographer, and date. Some include brief captions. Photographs by are attributed to R. B. Clapp, David B. Marshall, P. C. Shelton, and Dennis Stadel
Topics: Ornithology, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ducks
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- Brewster, William,1851-1919
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William Brewster Papers, Ernst Mayr Library, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Topics: Birds, Ornithology, Brewster, William, 1851-1919
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- Hoff, D. I; Fitch, John H
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This item consists of the unbound field notes of J. H. Fitch and D. I. Hoff from their work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program on Mokolii in 1967 and 1968. Field notes of D. I. Hoff include observations of skinks and mention setting up traps to collect specimen. The notes of J. H. Fitch include banding and molt data for Wedge-tailed shearwaters; notes on vegetation on Mokolii; and mammal trapping result descriptions
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Ornithology, Bird banding
Consists of three field notebooks listing dates, general locations and names of plants found by Olney and a listing of algae, 1847. Notes probably used by Olney in preparing his Rhode Island floras
Topics: Botany, Algae, Olney, Stephen Thayer, 1812-1878
Topics: 1808-1893, 1809-1884, Botanical illustration, Buchanan, Isaac,, Cactaceae, Correspondence,...
Topics: 1809-1884, Botanical illustration, Cactaceae, Echinocactus, Engelmann, George,, North America,...
Topics: 1809-1884, 1849-1911, Botanical illustration, Convolvulaceae, Cuscuta, Dodder, Dudley, William...
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- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This volume is a catalog of bird specimens collected on the Marshall Islands from 29 April to 7 May 1967 for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program. Collections were made on Jemo Island and islands of Taongi Atoll, Ailinginae Atoll, Bikar Atoll, and other islands of the Marshall Islands. Fields include museum number, field number, species, location, date, age, sex, and weight. Field numbers span from 52040 to 52186. Museum numbers are within the range of 543051 and 543501 and also include...
Topic: Ornithology
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- Burley, John S.,1950-author; Partomihardjo, Tukirin,1952-author
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Topics: Plants, Cancer, Research
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- Van Deusen, Hobart M; American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Archbold Expeditions Collection; American Museum of Natural History; Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (4th: 1953)
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Handwritten in pocket sized daily diary
Topics: Travel, Description and travel, Scientific expeditions, Mammals, Van Deusen, Hobart M, Archbold...
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- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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This folder contains maps and a table compiling hydrographic data from Smithsonian Cruise 88, collected in May 1964. Data were collected on the Pacific Ocean to the south and southwest of Johnston Atoll, within the area approximately bounded by 12° to 16° N and 168° to 173° W. Individual hand-drawn maps plot hydro stations, surface salinity (‰), surface bkt. temp. (°C), and bucket temperature (°C) and bucket salinity (‰). Also plotted on these maps are data from Gilbert Cr. #72 part...
Topics: National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Hydrographic...
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- Breger, Carpel Leventhal
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Paleontological and geological field notes of Carpel Leventhal Breger taken in the Eastport quadrangle from 10 June to 5 July 1907. Breger discusses geological and paleontological specimens found in various locations. Collector numbers for paleontological specimen may correspond to localities on the maps inserted in this field book and are as follows: 6.25.1a-6.25.1m; 6.1.2h-6.1.3a2; 3.32.6a-3.44.7d ; b.1.4a. Collector numbers for geological specimen : 1011-1078. Sketches and maps are also...
Topics: Geological Survey (U.S.), Paleontology, Geology
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- Martinez M., F.,author; Schubert, Bernice,translator
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Topic: Plants
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- Martinez M., F.,author; Schubert, Bernice,translator
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Topic: Plants
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- Hickey, Leo
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The field notebooks of Leo J. Hickey (26 April 1940 - 9 February 2013), Yale University paleobotanist and geologist (1982-2013), Yale Peabody Museum director (1982-1987), chair of the Yale Department of Geology and Geophysics (2003-2006). Scientific information consists of sketches, tables, stratigraphic columns, and text of collection localities, collector data, as well as interpretations and explanations
Topics: paleobotany, stratigraphy, palynology
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- Martinez M., F.,author; Schubert, Bernice,translator
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Topic: Plants
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- Kennedy, Rae Casena Baldwin,1879-1952,author
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Topic: Plants
Topics: 1809-1884, Botanical illustration, Cactaceae, Cereus, Echinocactus, Echinopsis, Engelmann, George,,...
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- Green, J.E.; Grinnell, Hilda W. (Hilda Wood), 1883-1963
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Topics: 1809-1884, 1810-1888, 1831-1906, Botanical illustration, Buchenau, Franz,, Correspondence,...
Topics: 1809-1884, Anacardiaceae, Botanical+illustration, Crassulaceae, Engelmannc+Georgec,...
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- Allen, Amelia S.
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- Dyer, Ernest I.
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- Greene, Harry W., 1945-
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- Chattin, John E.
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- Cogswell, Howard L.
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- Bell, Douglas A.
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- Evenden, Fred G.
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- Davis, John
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Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
- De May, Ida Sidsel, 1916-
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- Gilmore, Raymond M. (Raymond Maurice), 1907-1983
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- Barghoorn, Elso S.(Elso Sterrenberg),1915-1984,author
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Topics: Travel, Plant collecting, Botany, Barghoorn, Elso S. (Elso Sterrenberg), 1915-1984
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- Sino-American Botanical Expedition to Western Hubei Province, People's Republic of China(1980)
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The collection consists of field data for collecting numbers 1-2085 recorded on preprinted specimen labels. Specimens were collected between August 25 and October 9, 1980. The preprinted sheets include Thomas S. Elias in the list of collectors. He was replaced on the expedition by James L. Luteyn
Topics: Botany, Plants, Scientific expeditions, Discoveries in geography, Bartholomew, Bruce, Boufford,...
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- Christman, Gene M.
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Topics: 1809-1884, Botanical illustration, Engelmann, George,, Euphorbia, Euphorbiaceae, North America,...
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- Kennedy, Rae Casena Baldwin,1879-1952,author
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Topic: Plants
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- Prack, Francis A.
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- Quast, Jay C.
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- Landry, Stuart Omer
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- Coultas, William F; American Museum of Natural History. Department of Ornithology. Whitney South Sea Expeditions Collection; American Museum of Natural History; Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941)
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Handwritten with ink and pencil
Topics: Birds, Description and travel, Travel, Scientific expeditions, Coultas, William F, France...
Topics: (Charles Christopher),, (George N.),, (George Washington),, (John Milton),, (Joseph Hinson),,...
Topics: (Charles Christopher),, (Charles Horton),, (John Gill),, (Lucy Ann),, 1809-1884, 1823-1890,...
Topics: (Eugene Woldemar),, (George Washington),, (Henry Nicholas),, (John Milton),, (Joseph Hinson),,...
Topics: 1809-1884, Botanical illustration, Engelmann, George,, Euphorbia, Euphorbiaceae, North America,...
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Topics: 1809-1884, 1829-1911, Botanical illustration, Convolvulaceae, Cuscuta, Dodder, Engelmann, George,,...
Topics: 1805-1877, 1809-1884, Botanical illustration, Braun, Alexander,, Cactaceae, Cactus, Cereus,...
Topics: 1809-1884, Botanical illustration, Cactaceae, Echinocactus, Engelmann, George,, North America,...
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- Schuchert, Charles
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The field notebooks of Charles Schuchert (3 July 1858 - 20 November 1942), Yale University geologist and paleontologist (1904-1942, Director Yale Peabody Museum 1904-1923). Scientific information includes sketches and text of collection localities (primarily from the United States), collector information, stratigraphic columns, and interpretations. Historical information includes accounting data (related to field expenses), newspaper clippings and related commentary from travel in the United...
Topics: paleontology, stratigraphy, fossils, Neogene
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- Waage, Karl
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Karl M. Waage (1915 to 1999) was a professor of geology and curator of invertebrate paleontology of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History from 1946 to 1986. In 1980 he was appointed Director of the Museum, a position he held until 1982. Waage was a paleontologist who specialized in Late Cretaceous ammonoids from the Western Interior Seaway of North America. The early part of his career was focused on work with the U.S. Geological Survey in Alabama and Maryland in search of aluminum-bauxite...
Topics: paleontology, stratigraphy, fossils, Cretaceous, Western Interior Seaway, ammonoids, bivalves
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- Stirton, R. A. (Ruben Arthur), 1901-1966
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- Allen, O. D.,author; Ames, Mary E. Pulsifer,1845-1902,author; Andrews, William Edward,author; Austin, Rebecca Merritt Smith,1832-1919,author; Brandegee, Townshend Stith,1843-1925,author; Bush, Benjamin Franklin,1858-1937,author; Camp, Samuel H.,author; Claassen, Edo,1833-1932,author; Clark, Hubert Lyman,1870-1947,author; Collins, J. Franklin(James Franklin),1863-1940,author; Cummings, Clara E.(Clara Eaton),1855-1906,author; Curtiss, A. H.(Allen Hiram),1845-1907,author; Davidson, Anstruther,1860-1932,author; Dodge, C. K.(Charles Keene),1844-1918,author; Dugès, Alfredo,author; Eggleston, W. W.(Willard Webster),1863-1935,author; Fernald, Merritt Lyndon,1873-1950,author; Furbish, Kate,1834-1931,author; Grout, A. J.(Abel Joel),1867-1947,author; Hartman, Carl Vilhelm,1862-1941,author; Harvey, Francis LeRoy,1850-1900,author; Haskell, Jamie M.,author; Heller, Amos Arthur,1867-1944,author; Henderson, L. F.(Louis Fourniquet),1853-1942,author; Hitchcock, A. S.(Albert Spear),1865-1935,author; Holzinger, J. M.(John Michael),1853-1929,author; Hubby, Frank W.,author; Jared, Lorenzo Dow,author; Jones, Marcus E.(Marcus Eugene),1852-1934,author; Lamb, Frank H.,author; Lloyd, Francis Ernest,1868-1947,author; Loring, Katharine P.,1849-1943,author; Lumholtz, Carl,1851-1922,author; Macoun, James M.(James Melville),1862-1920,author; Macoun, John,1831-1920,author; Manning, Warren H.(Warren Henry),1860-1938,author; Needham, John Golding,author; Nelson, Aven,1859-1952,author; Palmer, Edward,1829-1911,author; Parish, S. B.(Samuel Bonsall),1838-1928,author; Patterson, Harry N.(Harry Norton),1853-1919,author; Perry, George L.,author; Piper, Charles V.(Charles Vancouver),1867-1926,author; Pringle, Cyrus G.(Cyrus Guernsey),1838-1911,author; Rand, Edward L.(Edward Lothrop),1859-1924,author; Sheldon, D. H.,Mrs.,author; Staples, Henry Franklin,author; Stevens, Frank Lincoln,1871-1934,author; Stiles, William Augustus,author; Straub, Frederick Carl,1870-1897,author; Taylor, Elizabeth,1856-1932,author; Trelease, William,1857-1945,author; Tucker, Susan(Plant collector),author; Werner, Wm. C.(William C.),1851-1935,author; Wheeler, Charles F.(Charles Fay),1842-1910,author; Williams, Talcott,1849-1928,author; Wolf, John,1820-1897,author; Harvard University.Gray Herbarium; Peary Auxiliary Expedition(1894)
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Topic: Plants
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Typescript
Topics: Macmillan, Lindsay, Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History...
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- Tate, Geoffrey M., 1898-1964; American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Archbold Expeditions Collection; American Museum of Natural History; Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (4th: 1953)
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Unbound typescript (carbon copy)
Topics: Travel, Scientific expeditions, Reptiles, Insects, Description and travel, Tate, Geoffrey M.,...
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- King, Warren B
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This item consists of the field notes of Warren B. King from his work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey in 1963 and 1964. The field notes document bird observation and banding activities in and around Hawaii (Manana Island, Midway Island, Kilauea Point, and Kaleakala Crater). Band numbers listed are 737-48501-737-48600. Some bird observation checklists, listing species and quantity observed, are included as well
Topics: Ornithology, Ornithologists, Sea birds, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
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- Reverchon, Julien,1837-1905,author; Gray, Asa,1810-1888,annotator
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One handwritten plant list annotated by Asa Gray
Topic: Plants