Field journal


Field journal : Archbold 1936 New Guinea Exp


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

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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In 2 folders (24 cm x 30 cm)

Entries are paginated by letter number and page number; includes index.

Journal entries both handwritten in ink and typescript; some entries include carbon copy.

Hand-drawn maps in ink.

Journal documents Tates activities during the 2nd Archbold Expedition to New Guinea, which focused primarily on the environs of the Fly River. Tate describes the journey to Papua New Guinea, the setting up and planning of the collecting trips and camps, the activities of his fellow participants, primarily Brass and Rand, the use of the amphibious craft Kona, including its sinking. The bulk of the journal describes his daily activities in collecting and preparation of specimens and detailed descriptions of the environment along with some sketched maps. Locations mentioned include Daru, Port Moresby, the Oriomo River and Fly River, Wuroi, Dogwa, Palmer Junction, the Black River, and the Astrolabe Range and area of Rona where Tate continued to collect at the end of the expedition. Also found with the journal are manuscript draft pages regarding the geography and topography of the Fly River area.

Tate 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 Archbold Expeditions-funded trips to New Guinea and the Cape York Peninsula. He was the older brother of zoologist Geoffrey Tate.

Cataloged through a 2015 Leon Levy Foundation Archives grant.


(George Henry Hamilton), , 1894-1953 , 1936-1937) , Archbold Expedition to New Guinea , Description and travel , Diaries , Field notes , Fly River (Papua New Guinea) , Mammals , Oriomo River , Papua New Guinea , Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) , Scientific Expeditions , Tate, G. H. H , Travel

BHL Collections

BHL Field Notes Project




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.138980
OCLC: 965914226


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