GAYLORD, Horace Amidon

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Horace Amidon Gaylord

GAYLORD, Horace Amidon (1877-1916) Connecticut-born dentist who went on an expedition to several Mexican islands, including Guadalupe Island in 1896, with wealthy California collector, A. W. Anthony. Gaylord reported that their schooner "anchored at the Mecca of the expedition, Guadalupe Island,” on September 17.


Gaylord also spent 30 days on Santa Barbara, San Nicolas and San Clemente islands, from May 12-June 10, 1897, under the auspices of the Pasadena Academy of Sciences. During this time he wrote a report on the species observed, he collected dozens of mice on the three islands, and he collected a dozen foxes on San Clemente Island.

Gaylord collected on:

  • San Clemente Island (1897) with Grinnell
  • San Nicolas Island (1897)
  • Santa Barbara Island (1897)


  • Guadalupe Island (1896)
  • Isla Natividad (1896)



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 28, 1897 USNM-92065 Myotis californicus californicus Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 29, 1897 USNM-92069 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 29, 1897 USNM-92070 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 29, 1897 USNM-92071 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 29, 1897 USNM-92072 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 30, 1897 USNM-92073 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 30, 1897 USNM-92029 Urocyon littoralis clementae Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 31, 1897 MVZ-7060 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 31, 1897 USNM-92074 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 31, 1897 USNM-92075 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 31, 1897 USNM-92076 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 31, 1897 USNM-92077 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 31, 1897 USNM-92078 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 1, 1897 USNM-92079 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 1, 1897 USNM-92080 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 1, 1897 USNM-92081 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 1, 1897 USNM-92082 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 2, 1897 USNM-92067 Myotis californicus californicus Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 2, 1897 USNM-92030 Urocyon littoralis clementae Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 2, 1897 USNM-92031 Urocyon littoralis clementae Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 2, 1897 USNM-92066 Myotis californicus californicus Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 3, 1897 USNM-92083 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 3, 1897 USNM-92032 Urocyon littoralis clementae Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 4, 1897 USNM-92084 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 4, 1897 USNM-92033 Urocyon littoralis clementae Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 5, 1897 USNM-92034 Urocyon littoralis clementae Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH June 5, 1897 USNM-92068 Myotis californicus californicus Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH 1897 USNM-92822 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Clemente Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH 1897 USNM-92823 Peromuscus maniculatus clementis Mammals


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 20, 1897 USNM-92085 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 20, 1897 USNM-92086 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 20, 1897 USNM-92087 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 20, 1897 USNM-92088 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 21, 1897 MVZ-7058 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 21, 1897 USNM-92089 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 21, 1897 USNM-92090 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 21, 1897 USNM-92091 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 21, 1897 USNM-92092 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 22, 1897 USNM-92093 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 22, 1897 USNM-92094 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 22, 1897 USNM-92095 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 22, 1897 USNM-92096 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 22, 1897 USNM-92097 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 23, 1897 USNM-92099 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 23, 1897 USNM-92100 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 23, 1897 USNM-92101 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 23, 1897 USNM-92102 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 23, 1897 USNM-92103 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 23, 1897 USNM-92098 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 25, 1897 USNM-92104 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 25, 1897 USNM-92105 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 25, 1897 USNM-92106 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH 1897 USNM-92824 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH 1897 USNM-92825 Peromyscus maniculatus exterus Mammals


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 4, 1897 MVZ-7059 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 14, 1897 USNM-92042 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 14, 1897 USNM-92043 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 14, 1897 USNM-92044 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 14, 1897 USNM-92045 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 14, 1897 USNM-92046 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 15, 1897 USNM-92047 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 15, 1897 USNM-92048 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 16, 1897 USNM-92049 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 16, 1897 USNM-92050 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 16, 1897 USNM-92051 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 17, 1897 USNM-92052 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 17, 1897 USNM-92053 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 17, 1897 USNM-92054 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 17, 1897 USNM-92055 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 18, 1897 USNM-92056 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 18, 1897 USNM-92057 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 18, 1897 USNM-92058 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 18, 1897 USNM-92059 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 18, 1897 USNM-92060 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals
Santa Barbara Island H. A. Gaylord NMNH May 18, 1897 USNM-92061 Peromyscus maniculatus elusus Mammals


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Isla Natividad H. A. Gaylord LACM August 3, 1896 LACM-9469 Amphispiza bilineata deserticola Birds





In the News~

May 11, 1897 [LAT]: “The expedition under the auspices of the [Pasadena] Academy of Sciences will leave tomorrow (Tuesday) for scientific research on the Santa Barbara islands. A schooner has been chartered, and fully equipped. The party will consist of Joseph Grinnell, Horace Gaylord, Harry Gaylord and James Britton. They will probably be joined later by Professor Hoag of Throop, and F. S. Daggett. The plan is to spend the first week on Santa Barbara Island, the second on San Nicolas, and about two weeks on San Clemente.”


June 11, 1897 [LAT/P]: “Messrs. H. D. Gaylord, Joseph Grinnell, J. R. Britton and Horace Gaylord of the Pasadena Academy of Sciences expedition to the Santa Barbara islands, returned late last night, bringing back many interesting and valuable relics. They have been gone thirty days and their finds were so valuable that another expedition will be sent out within a few days... A hermit was found living on San Clemente. Otherwise the islands are uninhabited.”


June 11, 1897 [LAT]: “Santa Barbara Islands. Pasadena, June 10. — Messrs. H. D. Gaylord, Joseph Grinnell and Horace Gaylord of the Pasadena Academy of Sciences expedition to the Santa Barbara Islands, returned late last night bringing back many interesting and valuable relics. They visited San Nicolas and San Clemente islands, besides the Santa Barbara group, finding many evidences of former Indian occupation, especially on the first named islands. A hermit was found living on San Clemente. Otherwise the islands are uninhabited.”


July 8, 1909 [LAT/LB]: “The launch Flyer, Captain Will Graves, with sixteen members of the Cooper Ornithological Club of California, arrived home at midnight, after a four-day’s cruise of the Channel Islands. The party was composed of City Clerk Harry J. Leland, Los Angeles; Howard Robertson, O. W. and Arthur Howard, Dr. Otto Zahn, W. B. Judson, H. F. Hossack, Antonin Jay, Emerson Knight, Herbert Lowe, Dr. Horace Gaylord, W. S. McQuilling, Chester Lamb, C. B. Caldwell, C. B. Linton, Grannis Crandall and Victor Sepulveda…”