Inventory to the field notes of Charles H. Richardson at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at University of California, Berkeley. MVZA.MSS.0214

Finding aid prepared by Christina V. Fidler
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California
Berkeley
mvzarchives@berkeley.edu
February 2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles H. Richardson field notes
Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0214
Contributing Institution: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 Volumes
Date (inclusive): 1908-1911
creator: Richardson, Charles H., 1887

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles H. Richardson field notes, MVZA.MSS.0214, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives in writing for approval. Please contact the Museum Archivist for further information.

Biographical note

Charles H. Richardson was born in Pasadena, California on July 7, 1887. He completed his A.B. in Zoology at Stanford, and his M.S. in Entomology at Harvard University. While Richardson was a student at Stanford, he assisted in MVZ collecting trips throughout California. He accompanied Walter P. Taylor's collecting trip in Nevada in 1909.

Scope and Contents note

The Charles H. Richardson field notes consists of two bound volumes spanning the years 1908-1911. Originally maintained by the author in three-ring field note binders, the notes were later removed and bound chronologically. The notes include journal entries and catalogs from localities within California. Volume 2 contains specimen and habitat sketches.

Arrangement note

The arrangement of the collection is chronological and in its original form. The sections are bound in the order presented in this guide.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Biological specimens--Collection and preservation.
Biological specimens--Identification
Biology Fieldwork
Cataloging--Specimens.
Field notes
Scientific expeditions--California

Container List

Volume 1

Volume 1 v1558 1908

Language of Material: English
Volume 1, Section 1

Journal and catalog, Riverside and San Bernardino counties v1558_1 1908

Language of Material: English

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section belong to accession #3 and #6 These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Existence and Location of Copies

Field note page scans are available through the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's Archival Field Notebooks site .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, Salton Sea, United States, California, Imperial County, Pelican Island
North America, United States, California, Riverside County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
Volume 2

Volume 2 v1559 1909 and 1911

Language of Material: English
Volume 2, Section 1

Pine Forest Mountains, Humboldt County, Nevada 1909

Language of Material: English

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #95 and #187 These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Existence and Location of Copies

Field note page scans are available through the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's Archival Field Notebooks site .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
Volume 2, Section 2

Los Baños, Merced County, California 1911

Language of Material: English

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include MVZ accession #286. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Field note page scans are available through the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's Archival Field Notebooks site .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Merced County