SHELDON, Henry Hargrave

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Henry Hargrave Sheldon (1883-1977)


SHELDON, Henry “Harry” Hargrave (1883-1977), a California-born field naturalist with the United States Biological Survey, and biologist at the University of California Los Angeles who made several collecting trips to the California Channel Islands.

Sheldon was a friend of the Caire family, and he stayed on Santa Cruz Island several times in the late 1920s and early 1930s where he enjoyed hunting wild boar. Sheldon and Frederic Caire’s second daughter, Marie, were special friends, although as a divorced man, he was ineligible to court Marie due to her Catholic faith and prohibitions from her father.

The October 1931 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Bulletin reported that Sheldon “brought back from near the summit of Mt. Diablo, the highest peak on Santa Cruz, twigs of an oak” of interest to science. In January 1932 he gave the museum a “fragment of a fossil log from Santa Cruz Island.”

Sheldon collected Channel Islands specimens on:


Diaries have been published of Sheldon’s visits to Santa Rosa Island on November 2-11, 1927, and to Santa Cruz Island on December 17-30, 1927, January 16-30, 1928 and February 8-March 7, 1928.

Sheldon was a collector for friend and fellow biologist, Donald Ryder Dickey (1887-1932). A bald eagle skeleton Sheldon collected on Santa Cruz Island in February 1929 is in the Dickey Collection [LACM 22944].

In May 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, 4 individuals were collected by H. H. Sheldon on San Nicolas Island and donated to UCLA. No primary documentation or specific provenience information beyond their San Nicolas Island origin exists for these human remains. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. [Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC (i) Navy-Controlled SNI Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, 2015]

  • www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/02/26/2015-04060/notice-of-inventory-completion-us-department-of-defense-department-of-the-navy-washington-dc#h-8

Sheldon died at age 93 in Cloverdale, California on July 15, 1977. He was survived by his second wife, Julia [1903-1986].



Island Collections~

» Sheldon, H. H. Expedition to Santa Rosa Island, November 2–11, 1927 in Daily, Marla (ed.), A Step Back In Time: Unpublished Channel Islands Diaries. Santa Cruz Island Foundation Occasional Paper Number 4, Santa Barbara, California, 1990, Pp. 178-187

» Sheldon, H. H. Santa Cruz Island Mammal and Bird Report, December 17-30, 1927; January 16-30, 1928; February 8-March 7, 1928 in Daily, Marla (ed.), A Step Back In Time: Unpublished Channel Islands Diaries. Santa Cruz Island Foundation Occasional Paper Number 4, Santa Barbara, California, 1990. Pp. 188-205

» Sheldon, H. H. Saints in the Sea in Touring Topics October, 1931 (12-15, 36)Pdficon small 2.gif

» Sheldon, H. H. Wild Board of Santa Cruz in Field and Stream 37: (22-23, 62) December 1932

» Sheldon, H. H. The Deer of California Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Occasional Paper #3, 1933



Island Collections~
SAN NICOLAS ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 20, 1929 UCLA-27497 Spizella passerina arizonae Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 24, 1929 UCLA-27473 Eremophila alpestris insularis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 24, 1929 UCLA-27474 Eremophila alpestris insularis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 24, 1929 UCLA-27475 Salpinctes obsoletus obsoletus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 24, 1929 UCLA-27476 Salpinctes obsoletus obsoletus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 24, 1929 UCLA-27483 Eremophila alpestris insularis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 24, 1929 UCLA-27477 Carpodacus mexicanus clementis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 24, 1929 UCLA-27478 Sayornis nigricans semiatra Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 25, 1929 UCLA-27479 Eremophila alpestris insularis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 25, 1929 UCLA-27480 Eremophila alpestris insularis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 24, 1929 UCLA-27481 Eremophila alpestris insularis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 24, 1929 UCLA-27482 Eremophila alpestris insularis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 24, 1929 UCLA-27483 Eremophila alpestris insularis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 25, 1929 UCLA-27484 Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 25, 1929 UCLA-27485 Salpinctes obsoletus obsoletus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 25, 1929 UCLA-27486 Salpinctes obsoletus obsoletus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 25, 1929 UCLA-27487 Pheucticus melanocephalus maculatus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 26, 1929 UCLA-15476 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 26, 1929 UCLA-15477 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 26, 1929 UCLA-15478 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 26, 1929 UCLA-15479 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 26, 1929 UCLA-27488 Tyrannus verticalis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 26, 1929 UCLA-27489 Carpodacus mexicanus clementis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 26, 1929 UCLA-27490 Carpodacus mexicanus clementis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 27, 1929 UCLA-15480 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 27, 1929 UCLA-27491 Icterus galbula parvus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 28, 1929 UCLA-27492 Icterus galbula parvus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 28, 1929 UCLA-15481 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 28, 1929 UCLA-15482 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 28, 1929 UCLA-27492 Icterus cucullatus nelsoni Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 29, 1929 UCLA-15483 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 29, 1929 UCLA-15484 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 29, 1929 UCLA-15485 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 29, 1929 UCLA-15486 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 29, 1929 UCLA-27493 Carpodacus mexicanu Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 29, 1929 UCLA-27494 Carpodacus mexicanus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 29, 1929 UCLA-27495 Carpodacus mexicanu Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 29, 1929 UCLA-27498 Sayornis nigricans semiatra Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA April 30, 1929 UCLA-27496 Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 1, 1929 UCLA-15487 Canis familiaris Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 1, 1929 UCLA-15488 Canis familiaris Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 1, 1929 UCLA-27499 Vermivora ruficapilla ridgwayi Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 1, 1929 UCLA-27500 Vermivora ruficapilla ridgwayi Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 1, 1929 UCLA-27501 Dendroica coronata auduboni Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 1, 1929 UCLA-27502 Passer domesticus domesticus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 1, 1929 UCLA-27503 Carpodacus cassinni Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 1, 1929 UCLA-27504 Wilsonia pusilla chryseola Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 1, 1929 UCLA-27505 Spizella passerina arizonae Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 1, 1929 UCLA-27506 Wilsonia pusilla chryseola Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 2, 1929 UCLA-15489 Homo sapiens americanus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 2, 1929 UCLA-15490 Enhydra lutris nereis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 2, 1929 UCLA-15491 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 2, 1929 UCLA-27507 Passerina amoena Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 4, 1929 UCLA-15492 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 4, 1929 UCLA-15493 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 4, 1929 UCLA-15494 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 4, 1929 UCLA-15495 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ May 5, 1929 MVZ-52147 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ May 6, 1929 MVZ-52148 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 6, 1929 UCLA-15496 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 6, 1929 UCLA-15497 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 6, 1929 UCLA-27495 Carpodacus mexicanus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 7, 1929 UCLA-15498 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 7, 1929 UCLA-15499 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 7, 1929 UCLA-15500 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 7, 1929 UCLA-15501 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 7, 1929 UCLA-27508 Salpinctes obsoletus obsoletus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 8, 1929 UCLA-15503 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 8, 1929 UCLA-15502 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 8, 1929 UCLA-15504 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 8, 1929 UCLA-15505 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 8, 1929 UCLA-27509 Corvus corax sinuatus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 9, 1929 UCLA-15506 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 9, 1929 UCLA-15507 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 9, 1929 UCLA-15508 Urocyon littoralis dickeyi Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 9, 1929 UCLA-15509 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 9, 1929 UCLA-15510 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 9, 1929 UCLA-15511 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 12, 1929 UCLA-15513 Homo sapiens americanus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 10, 1929 UCLA-15512 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 10, 1929 UCLA-27510 Salpinctes obsoletus obsoletus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 10, 1929 UCLA-27511 Salpinctes obsoletus obsoletus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 10, 1929 UCLA-27512 Carpodacus mexicanus Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 11, 1929 UCLA-27513 Carpodacus mexicanus clementis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 12, 1929 UCLA-15514 Homo sapiens americanus Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 12, 1929 UCLA-15521 Phoca vitulina richardii Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 12, 1929 UCLA-27515 Falco peregrinus anatum Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 13, 1929 UCLA-27514 Carpodacus mexicanus clementis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 13, 1929 UCLA-15513 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 14, 1929 UCLA-15515 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 14, 1929 UCLA-15516 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 14, 1929 UCLA-15517 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 14, 1929 UCLA-15518 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 14, 1929 UCLA-15519 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 14, 1929 UCLA-15520 Peromyscus maniculatus clementis Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 19, 1929 UCLA-15522 Phoca vitulina richardii Mammals
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 21, 1929 UCLA-27516 Larus occidentalis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA May 21, 1929 UCLA-27517 Larus occidentalis Birds
San Nicolas Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA 1929 UCLA-19090 Enhydra lutris nereis Mammals


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA March 30, 1920 UCLA-21854 Turdus migratorius propinquus Birds
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Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA January 1, 1927 UCLA-13826 Spilogale putorius amphiala Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA January 16, 1927 UCLA-21862 Ixoreus naevius meruloides Birds
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Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon SBMNH December 15, 1927 SBMNH-OS-178 Urocyon littoralis Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA-11855 December 26, 1927 UCLA- Sphyrapicus varius nuchalis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA-11861 December 28, 1927 UCLA- Sphyrapicus ruber daggetti Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon SBMNH December 1927 SBMNH-OS-6 Urocyon littoralis Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon SBMNH December 1927 SBMNH-OS-7 Urocyon littoralis Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon SBMNH December 1927 SBMNH-OS-8 Urocyon littoralis Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon SBMNH December 1927 SBMNH-OS-9 Urocyon littoralis Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon SBMNH 1927 SBMNH-OS-986 Sus scrofa Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon SBMNH 1927 SBMNH-OS-987 Sus scrofa Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA 1927 UCLA-22942 Accipiter striatus velox Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA 1927 UCLA-21863 Rallus limicola limicola Birds
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Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA February 22, 1928 UCLA-13939 Spilogale putorius amphiala Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA February 25, 1928 UCLA-13937 Spilogale putorius amphiala Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA February 25, 1928 UCLA-13938 Spilogale putorius amphiala Mammals
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Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA January 15, 1929 UCLA-15328 Spilogale putorius amphiala Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA January 17, 1929 UCLA-15327 Spilogale putorius amphiala Mammals
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Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 10, 1931 MVZ-58404 Empidonax difficilis insulicola Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon DMNS April 11, 1931 DMNS-6016 Lanius ludovicianus Eggs
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 11, 1931 MVZ-58403 Hirundo rustica erythrogaster Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 11, 1931 MVZ-58412 Lanius ludovicianus anthonyi Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 11, 1931 MVZ-58413 Lanius ludovicianus anthonyi Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 12, 1931 MVZ-58397 Melanerpes lewis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 12, 1931 MVZ-58405 Empidonax difficilis insulicola Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 12, 1931 MVZ-58415 Vermivora celata sordida Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 12, 1931 MVZ-58416 Vermivora celata sordida Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UC April 12, 1931 UC-812326 Pellaea andromedifolia Plants
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon UC April 12, 1931 UC-910084 Calochortus catalinae Plants
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 13, 1931 MVZ-58417 Pipilo maculatus megalonyx Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 14, 1931 MVZ-58406 Apheocoma insularis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 14, 1931 MVZ-58407 Apheocoma insularis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 14, 1931 MVZ-58408 Apheocoma insularis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 14, 1931 MVZ-58409 Apheocoma insularis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 14, 1931 MVZ-58410 Apheocoma insularis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 18, 1931 MVZ-58411 Apheocoma insularis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 27, 1931 MVZ-58398 Tyrannus verticalis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 27, 1931 MVZ-58399 Tyrannus verticalis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 27, 1931 MVZ-58400 Tyrannus verticalis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ April 28, 1931 MVZ-58414 Vireo huttoni huttoni Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ May 1, 1931 MVZ-58396 Melanerpes formicivorus bairdi Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ May 23, 1931 MVZ-58401 Eremophila alpestris insularis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon MVZ May 23, 1931 MVZ-58402 Eremophila alpestris insularis Birds
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon DMNS June 4, 1931 DMNS-6028 Vermivora celata Eggs
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Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon SBMNH February 26, 1932 SBMNH-19 Spilogale gracilis amphiala Mammals
Santa Cruz Island H. H. Sheldon SBMNH February 26, 1932 SBMNH-20 Spilogale gracilis amphiala Mammals


SANTA ROSA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon NMNH December 11, 1921 USNM-299237 Athene cunicularia Birds
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Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA November 3, 1927 UCLA-13394 Urocyon littoralis santarosae Mammals
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA November 4, 1927 UCLA-13397 Urocyon littoralis santarosae Mammals
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA November 7, 1927 UCLA-21847 Athene cunicularia hypugaea Birds
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA November 8, 1927 UCLA-13398 Urocyon littoralis santarosae Mammals
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA November 8, 1927 UCLA-13407 Urocyon littoralis santarosae Mammals
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA November 8, 1927 UCLA-13408 Urocyon littoralis santarosae Mammals
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA November 8, 1927 UCLA-13409 Urocyon littoralis santarosae Mammals
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA November 10, 1927 UCLA-13413 Urocyon littoralis santarosae Mammals
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA November 11, 1927 UCLA-13416 Urocyon littoralis santarosae Mammals
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA November 11, 1927 UCLA-13417 Urocyon littoralis santarosae Mammals
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon UCLA November 22, 1927 UCLA-13418 Urocyon littoralis santarosae Mammals
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Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon SBMNH August 1929 SBMNH-OS-38 Sus scropha Mammals
Santa Rosa Island H. H. Sheldon SBMNH August 1929 SBMNH-OS-39 Sus scropha Mammals



In the News~

February 29, 1932 [LAT]: “Boar hunters use amphibian. Prominent Santa Barbarans fly to Santa Cruz Island, bag six, and return. Santa Barbara, Feb. 28. — Flying across the twenty-eight-mile Santa Barbara Channel to Santa Cruz Island, packing eight miles inland on horseback, shooting six large wild boars, and returning to the mainland by sunset was the experience of a party of six local sportsmen recently. Maj. Max C. Fleischmann, Santa Barbara; John T. De Blois Wack, New York; Charles Howard, Sr. and Charles Howard Jr., San Francisco; Harry Sheldon, Santa Barbara, and Harry Jones, pilot, made the trip in the "Flying Elephant," mammoth amphibian owned by Wack. The ship took off from Goleta airport here, arriving in Pelican Bay, at the island, eighteen minutes later.”


July 21, 1977 [CR]: “Services were held Tuesday, July 19 for Henry Hargrave Sheldon, 93. He was a native of San Francisco. He was a naturalist and a wildlife photographer and he worked for the government in the Bureau of Natural Wildlife. He leaves his wife, Julia Sheldon, Cloverdale. He is the brother-in-law of Albert and Marie Akesson, Cloverdale, and Victor and Ardis Jablonski, Laytonville. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Cloverdale Senior Citizens…”