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Diary 1953


Van Deusen, Hobart M.

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




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Handwritten in pocket sized daily diary.

Contains organic material pressed between pages.

Daily pocket diary kept by Van Deusen during the 4th Archbold Expedition to New Guinea. Diary has preprinted dates and informational front matter. Van Deusen's entries span from January 28, 1953 to November 28, 1953 and include very short notations of location, weather, ship coordinates, some collecting specifications, and daily activities. Also notes names of acquaintances, a packing container list, a shopping list and some expenditures. This expedition primarily collected in the Cape Vogel Peninsula of Papua New Guinea.

Hobart M. Van Deusen was a mammalogist and Assistant Curator of the Archbold Collections in the American Museum of Natural History Department of Mammalogy. He participated in the Cape York Expedition as well as three of the Archbold New Guinea Expeditions, leading the seventh in 1964.

Cataloged through a 2015 Leon Levy Foundation Archives grant.


1953) , Archbold Expedition to New Guinea , Description and travel , Diaries , Field notes , Mammals , Milne Bay Province (Papua New Guinea) , Papua New Guinea , Scientific Expeditions , Travel , Van Deusen, Hobart M

BHL Collections

BHL Field Notes Project




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.137863
OCLC: 972641065


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