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Alexander Wetmore - Field Notes, January - August 1904

In these field notes, future Smithsonian Secretary Wetmore includes more exacting details about birds he and fellow travelers studied than he had in previous years. Some of these include measurements, sex, appearance, and collector. Join us in transcribing this record of observation and specimen collecting in in south central Wisconsin and southeastern Kansas.

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Alexander Wetmore - Field notes, January 1898 - April 1902 around North Freedom, Wisconsin, No. 2

It can be challenging to predict which childhood interest will trigger a lifelong passion. In the case of Alexander Wetmore, it was pelicans he watched while on vacation in Florida. He was eight years old. His interest in birds never flagged and led to a correspondence with Smithsonian Secretary Spencer Baird in the late 1890's. Later still, he served as the director of the National Zoological Park and the Smithsonian's sixth Secretary. Join other volunpeers in transcribing the second of two field journals a teen-aged Wetmore kept of observations around his Wisconsin home.

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Burpee Seed Contest - Box 334, Folder 6

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1925, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me? Note: Please transcribe stamped or circled dates at the top of the page.

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Charles Francis Hall Journal April 1862 to June 1862

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an arctic explorer? Wonder no more and join explorer Charles Francis Hall in 1862 on his journey to the north, exploring western Greenland.

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Edmund Heller - Handwritten China journal, Vol. 3 of 5

Continue the adventure through China with zoologist Edmund Heller by helping transcribe the third of his five-volume set of field notes! Heller, who worked as a naturalist on Smithsonian-led expeditions for over a decade, took these notes while on expedition through China and Burma in 1917. Learn more about Heller’s journey and join other digital volunteers in transcribing!

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Edmund Heller - Handwritten China journal, Vol. 5 of 5

Join the conclusion of the American Museum of Natural History China Expedition with zoologist Edmund Heller! Heller, who served as a naturalist on a variety of Smithsonian expeditions throughout his career, took these field notes while traveling through China and India in 1917. Heller and the rest of the expedition team were conducting a study of the zoology of southern China—find out what the team discovered, then help transcribe!

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Friedrich "Fritz" Rumpf Notebooks - Set 1

Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf (1888-1949) German illustrator and ethnographer, and son of German artist Fritz Rumpf. The younger Fritz Rumpf was living in Japan at the outbreak of war and likely composed parts of at least one of the following notebooks while living as a prisoner of war. PLEASE NOTE: The notebooks will be a special challenge as they contain multiple notes in German and Japanese, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash made during his travels and research in Japan.

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Friedrich "Fritz" Rumpf Notebooks - Set 2

Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf (1888-1949) German illustrator and ethnographer, and son of German artist Fritz Rumpf. The younger Fritz Rumpf was living in Japan at the outbreak of war and likely composed parts of at least one of the following notebooks while living as a prisoner of war. PLEASE NOTE: The notebooks will be a special challenge as they contain multiple notes in German and Japanese, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash made during his travels and research in Japan.

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H. G. Dyar, Bluebook 197-212, 1890-1895

Have you ever heard of Dyar's Law? The now-standard biological rule measures the development of moths and butterflies and is named after National Museum of Natural History entomologist Harrison G. Dyar. Before there could be Dyar's Law, however, there first had to be Dyar's field work! This set of notes details Dyar's work in 1890-95 through New York, and includes specimen numbers, dates, and other collecting observations. Explore the beginnings of Dyar's Law and help other volunteers transcribe this important scientific text.

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H. G. Dyar, Bluebook 213-270, 1890-1896

What do Dixa dyari, Euleucophaeus dyari, and 70 other insect species have in common? Their scientific names all pay tribute to the same scientist--National Museum of Natural History entomologist Harrison G. Dyar. Dyar devoted his life to taxonomy, and classified thousands of new species of butterflies, moths, and mosquitoes, in his lifetime. This field book documents his research from 1890-96 in New York and California. Learn more about Dyar's groundbreaking research and help transcribe his field notes!

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