Mammal catalogue of Richard Archbold


Mammal catalogue of Richard Archbold

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Alternative: Mammals of New Guinea

Alternative: Personal notes of Richard Archbold


Archbold, Richard.

American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Field Book Collection.
Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (1938-1939)




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Ink on lined paper.

11 specimen tags clipped to interior page.

Specimen collection lists compiled by Archbold between 1931 and 1934, including both mammals and some birds. Data includes number, sex, name, measurements, locality and date collected, and remarks. Also notes when material is collected by someone else, and if preserved in spirits. Locations include Thomasville, Georgia, the Adirondacks in New York, and areas of Papua New Guinea visited in the first Archbold New Guinea Expedition. Page lines are numbered, some spans are missing. Additional notes have been added in red pen, potentially by AMNH personnel.

Mammals -- field numbers 1-43, 251-320, 1296-2140; Birds -- field numbers 1-16 birds.

Richard Archbold was a sponsor of scientific study, mountaineer, aviator and research associate at the American Museum of Natural History from 1931. He established Archbold Expeditions (formerly Biological Expeditions) which sponsored field work, a collection and curatorial staff at the American Museum of Natural History. He also founded the Archbold Biological Station in Florida in 1941 as a center for scientific research and ecological study. One of the first to recognize the value of air transport in expeditionary work, Archbold led three of the New Guinea Expeditions, the third of which culminated in the seaplane Guba II's historic transcontinental flight.

Cataloged through a 2015 Leon Levy Foundation Archives grant.


1933-1934) , Archbold Expedition to New Guinea , Archbold, Richard , Birds , Description and travel , East (U.S.) , Field notes , Mammals , Papua New Guinea , Scientific Expeditions , Travel

BHL Collections

BHL Field Notes Project




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.134595
OCLC: 961477444


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