Journal, California, 1907
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Journal, California, 1907

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Contained In: Florence Merriam Bailey Photograph Collection, circa 1890-1898 and undated

Series: SIA RU007417

Series: Smithsonian Field Book Project : an initiative to improve access to field book content that documents natural history


Bailey, Florence Merriam, 1863-1948




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The journal discusses Florence Bailey's travel along the west coast, September 20 - November 29, 1907. Note on the front indicates that it is 2 of 2 volumes. Journal entries are headed with date and location. Entries describe travel details, individuals met, interactions with colleagues, descriptions of communities, birds observed (gulls, water birds, sandpipers) and their behaviors as individuals and in flocks. There is description of marine life seen aboard vessel enroute to Catalina Island. Notes in margins highlight major topics covered in entries, usually referring to type of fauna observed but also delineating locations and topics like an invalid patient and labor parade. Most observations of birds take place in California. Much of the notebook is blank. Locations include Pasadena, Mt Loma, Venice, Catalina, San Fernando Valley, Saugus, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Red Bluff, Scout's Bluff, Glenwood, California; Portland, Oregon; Steilacoom, Tacoma, Washington.


California , Field notes , Oregon , Ornithology , United States , Washington

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Early Women in Science

Smithsonian Field Books collection

Women in Natural History


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.96214


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