W. B. Richardson -- General Account
Richardson, William Bebb.
American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Field Book Collection.
Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (1938-1939)
200 leaves typescript, 11 leaves of correspondence interleaved in chronological order.
Account maintained by Richardson between April 1938 and May 1939 while acting as Mammalogist on the 3rd Archbold Expedition to New Guinea. Includes notes on daily activities, particularly collecting, as well as the organization of the camps and expedition movements, notes about his fellow participants, equipment, the seaplane Guba II, weather, surrounding environment, weather and some personnel listings. Locations include Hollandia, Lake Habbema, Mt. Wilhelmina, the Balim River, the Grand River and the Bele River. Includes diagrammatic sketches of camps and maps, and 11 pieces of original correspondence placed chronologically among the journal entries, often with transcription. Correspondents include Austin Rand and Richard Archbold. One draft of a telegram is in Dutch and describing the plans for a reception but the note is marked as cancelled. Much of this account is also available in a bound handwritten volume.
Cataloged through a 2015 Leon Levy Foundation Archives grant.
Archbold Expedition to New Guinea
Description and travel
Equipment and supplies
Richardson, William Bebb
BHL Field Notes Project
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