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Inventory to the field notes of James Hepburn at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley. MVZA.MSS.0138
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Biographical note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Hepburn James field notes
    Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0138
    Contributing Institution: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Container: 1
    Physical Description: 2.0 Volumes
    Date (inclusive): 1852-1868
    Creator: Hepburn, James E., 1811-1869

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Access note

    The collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Inventory to the James Hepburn field notes at the University of California, Berkeley, MVZA.MSS.0138, 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.

    Scope and Contents note

    The James Hepburn field note collection consists of two bound volumes, a field journal and a catalog, spanning the years 1852-1868. The notes detail Hepburn's collecting activities from localities within California, Washington, and British Columbia.

    Biographical note

    James Edward Hepburn was born in 1811 in London. He attended Trinity College Cambridge and was educated as a barrister prior to immigrating to the United States. He took up residence in San Francisco and Victoria and collected extensively in the Pacific Northwest. Hepburn's sole publication was in Ibis (1869 pp. 126-127). The majority of his specimen collection can be found at the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge.
    References Swarth, Harry S. “James Hepburn, a Little Known Californian Ornithologist.” The Condor, 28, 6 (1926): 249-253. 2013-03-13. DOI:10.2307/1363067.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Biological specimens--Collection and preservation.
    Biological specimens--Identification
    Biology Fieldwork
    Birds--Canada, Western--Identification
    Birds--Washington (State)--Identification.
    Field notes