1948 Archbold Cape York Expedition


1948 Archbold Cape York Expedition : Analysis of Plant collections by Habitat

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Alternative: Archbold Cape York Expedition, 1948, Analysis of the plant collections


Brass, L. J. (Leonard John), 1900-1971

American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Archbold Expeditions Collection.
Cape York Expedition (1948)




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[between 1948 and 1949]


Ink on lined paper in clasped binder.

Some pages are numbered.

Handwritten summary of information about the plants collected during the Cape York Expedition. Includes field catalog number, name, and brief descriptive information about the specimen type. Arranged by habitat within location. Also contains general information about the habitats and locations including coordinates or altitudes. Locations discussed include Lockerbie, Newcastle Bay, Jardine River, Red Island Point, Portland Roads, Iron Range, Tozer Gap, Browns Creek, Wenlock, Archer River, Coen, Bonanza Creek, Leo Creek, Shipton's Flat, Upper Parrot Creek and Mt. Finnegan. The plant specimens were given to the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University.

Leonard J. Brass (1900-1971) was an Australian botanist and Associate Curator of the Archbold Collections in the American Museum of Natural History Department of Mammalogy. He began his expeditionary work for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and was brought into the Archbold Expeditions by Richard Archbold in 1933 for the 1st of the New Guinea Expeditions. He would join all but the last of the New Guinea Expeditions, leading the 4th, 5th and 6th, as well as the expedition to Cape York. He participated in other American Museum of Natural History expeditions, and also maintained ties with the Arnold Arboretum. Brass was involved in a research directorial capacity at the Archbold Biological Research Station in Florida from its inception in 1941 and retired in 1966.

Cataloged through a 2015 Leon Levy Foundation Archives grant.


(1948) , (Leonard J.) , Australia , Brass, L. J , Cape York Expedition , Cape York Peninsula (Qld.) , Description and travel , Field notes , Plants , Scientific Expeditions , Travel

BHL Collections

BHL Field Notes Project




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.136001
OCLC: 972640276


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