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 (1964)
Diary has preprinted dates, informational matter at the front and color maps.
Small pocket diary used by Van Deusen while leading the 7th Archbold Expedition to New Guinea. Entries are brief and include the location and his general activities, with some collecting results. Book has preprinted dated pages, Van Deusen's diary entries begin February 21 and end December 11. Spans his time in New York before the expedition, the journeys to and from Papua and the expedition period. Locations and campsites of note include Brisbane, Port Moresby, Lae, Pindiu, Masba Creek, Gang Creek, Ulur, Finschhafen, and Goodenough Island. Many entries only list the location of the expedition for that date. Volume also contains altitude readings from mountain climbs, names and addresses, some roughly sketched maps and notes on the local dialect.
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.
Archbold Expedition to New Guinea
Description and travel
Morobe Province (Papua New Guinea)
Papua New Guinea
Van Deusen, Hobart M
BHL Field Notes Project
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