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[Edgar A.] Mearns with woman and child, probably wife Ella and son Louis, during the Mexican Boundary Survey
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number: SIA2012-7705, Smithsonian Institution Archives, RU007083, Box 4, Folder 5.
For the context of the Smithsonian field worker, Edgar A. Mearns, and his relationship with his son, Louis, who accompanied him during his work see:
Smithsonian - Field Book Project: Like Son, Like Father; Like Father, Like Son By Sonoe Nakasone, The Field Book Project
In the April 1915 issue of The Auk Edgar eulogized Louis, who had died young of dyptheria in 1912. In the article, Edgar expresses profound respect and admiration for his sonís achievements, praising him in part thusly:
His observations were recorded with fedility [sic] and clearness. In the field he was a delightful companion, an accurate and quick shot with shotgun or rifle, and a clever and successful mammal trapper.
Mearns, E. (April, 1915). Notes and news. The Auk, 32(2), 268-269.
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