Collected Notes, Lists, Drawings, and Catalogs on Mammals,
circa 1825-1972

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7217
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History
Dates:
circa 1825-1972
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.15 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 3x5 box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This collection contains field catalogs and notebooks, manuscript notes, lists, and drawings primarily concerning mammal specimens. Also included are lists, autographs, and related materials regarding mammalogists and naturalists who collected mammal specimens for the United States National Museum. The field catalogs and notebooks are the primary documentation for many of the specimens in the Division of Mammals. Although they vary in content, as a general rule they contain specimen-related data including lists of specimens collected, dates, localities, tag numbers, measurements, and remarks on the specimens. Less frequently, they contain journal entries of the collector describing field activities, affairs of the day, anthropological observations, personal financial accounts, and other personal matters.
Some of the manuscript notes contain information on other fauna and flora observed and collected. Charles S. Anderson manuscript notes also contain data on birds of Minnesota, and W. J. Spina manuscript notes deal with the birds, amphibians, reptiles, and plants of Pennsylvania.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7217, National Museum of Natural History, Collected Notes, Lists, Drawings, and Catalogs on Mammals

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Anderson, Charles S. (Charles Sydney), 1954- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spina, W. J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Mammals Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herpetology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ornithology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mammalogy Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mammalogists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Field notes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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