William H. Dall - Field notes, 1871

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Alaska has been a target of American scientific inquiry for well over a century now. In the early 1870's, William Dall's fieldwork in Alaska was part of the much larger the United States Coast Survey. Dall's field notes from 1871-1872 reflect his diary-like style while listing specimens collected by his fellow survey participants Detailed descriptions of observed specimens including mammals, birds and shells along with measurements, terrain and other geological characteristics. Help us transcribe this first of six Dall field books and learn about life on the survey as well as about Unalaska and Arctic fauna.

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