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Vernon Bailey - Field Notes, Texas and California, April-November 1899

Texas is the second largest state in the US, making up about seven percent of the entire country's land area. In such a large, geographically diverse state, what kinds of animals would you expect to find? Learn more about Texas' native animal species with naturalist and mammologist Vernon Bailey's field notes! Bailey served as Chief Field Naturalist for the Bureau of Biological Survey for decades, and did extensive surveying in Texas. Explore Bailey's Texas field notes and join other digital volunteers in transcribing them!


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Vernon Bailey - Field Notes, Texas, April-June 1900

If you went to Austin, Texas 116 years ago, what would you expect to find? The landscape--and the animals that inhabit it--would be very different. Discover the wildlife of Austin in 1900 with naturalist and mammologist Vernon Bailey's field notes. Bailey spent decades surveying Texas and other regions throughout the United States--and published over 240 scientific articles in his lifetime! Explore Bailey's Texas field notes and join in on transcribing them!


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Other Fascinating Euphorb Genera Set 8

Join us in transcribing the Euphorbiaceae, or Spurge family, an extensive flowering family. In this group, we find plants from the genera Chamaesyce and Pedilanthus.

Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @sylviaorli @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.


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Seneca: MS 2883 Pigeon Song, 1896

Collected by John Napoleon Brinton Hewitt, this manuscript is the text and translation of the Seneca Pigeon Song, 1896. It was published in the Bureau of American Ethnology's 32nd Annual Report, page 663.


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Pawnee: MS 2027: Pawnee Song

Created by John Brown Dunbar and Frederick Webb Hodge. This manuscript includes a note of transmittal, dated May 27, 1911, a letter of F. W. Hodge, dated April 24, 1911 regarding the Pawnee verb "I do it," and Pawnee verb paradigms.


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Deed of Sale Including 237 Enslaved Persons

This deed of sale is a land grant for property in Saint Catherine, Jamaica made August 28, 1798. It is carried out between three parties: Lord Carrington, Samuel Smith and Rene Payne of London, and George Smith and John Smith also of London. The deed mentions the presence of two hundred thirty seven enslaved people. They are listed by name and divided into categories including "Invalids," and "Children, too young to work."


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Certified Proofs of Texas (Box 6)

In Daingerfield and other places in Texas, a proofing process allowed national banks to issue currency certified by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing through proofs. The practice continued from the 19th and into the 20th centuries, allowing the BEP to ensure accuracy in intaglio printing plates before they were printed. Learn how to transcribe this project here. Together, we'll create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.


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Miwok: MS 4569-b: Vocabulary of "Mewan tribes"

Created by Clinton Hart Merriam, this vocabulary includes names of birds, animals, and plants. It was transferred to the Bureau of American Ethnology (the predecessor of the National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian) from the Smithsonian Institution Credit Union office, where it was found in the summer of 1959.


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E. Howard Clock Customer Lists, Volume 2

Edward Howard established his Business, E. Howard Clock Company, as the premier American watch and clock producer during the last half of the 19th century. Help us to transcribe Howard's business ledgers on his tower clock sales.


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Arthur Stelfox - Diary of insects, chiefly hymenoptera, 1929-31, Vol. 3

Did you know that seventy-five percent of plants need pollinators to reproduce--and those pollinators are in global decline? Part of helping solve the pollinator crisis is understanding the history of those insect species. Get a crucial look at the pollinator populations of Ireland's past thanks to Arthur Stelfox's field notes. Stelfox, a naturalist with the National Museum of Ireland specializing in Hymenoptera, took this set of field notes while collecting insects throughout Ireland. Join other digital volunteers in transcribing Stelfox's 1929-31 field notes for the next generation of scientists!