1948 Archbold Cape York Expedition Journal of G. H. H. Tate


1948 Archbold Cape York Expedition Journal of G. H. H. Tate

Title Variants

Alternative: Archbold Cape York A[ustralia] Expedition Journal

Alternative: G.H.H. Tate 1948


Tate, G. H. H. (George Henry Hamilton), 1894-1953

Van Deusen, Hobart M.
American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Field Book Collection.
Cape York Expedition (1948)




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Pen and pencil on lined paper in clasp-bound volume.

Items laid in include two claim tickets for photographic processing, specimen tags, a notice for a talk by Tate, maps, and photographs.

A daily journal kept by Tate between December 1, 1947 and October 27, 1948 while participating in the Archbold Expeditions-funded 1948 Cape York Expedition. It documents his daily activities, including travel to and from the location, collection and preparation work, social engagements, planning and organizing segments of the expedition and descriptions of the environs. Some mention is also made of the other participants of the expedition, including Leonard Brass and Hobart Van Deusen. Color and black and white hand-drawn maps of locations including Mt. Tozer and the area of Coen are inserted in the volume, and seven annotated black and white photographs and blank specimen tags are additionally laid into back of volume. In addition to the journal entries, the volume contains itinerary and notes arranged by specimen name. Includes a few pages that appear to have been drafted by Hobart Van Deusen.

George Henry Hamilton Tate (1894-1953) was a British-born zoologist who worked as curator in the department of mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History. He participated in a number of expeditions, including the Archbold Expeditions-funded trips to New Guinea and the Cape York Peninsula. He was the older brother of zoologist Geoffrey M. Tate.

Cataloged through a 2015 Leon Levy Foundation Archives grant.


(1948) , (George Henry Hamilton), , 1894-1953 , Australia , Birds , Botany , Cape York Expedition , Cape York Peninsula (Qld.) , Description and travel , Diaries , Field notes , Mammals , Maps , Scientific Expeditions , Tate, G. H. H , Travel

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BHL Field Notes Project




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.136541
OCLC: 961273239


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