Diary of H. M. Van Deusen
Van Deusen, Hobart M.
American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Field Book Collection.
Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (1938-1939)
Unbound typewritten sheets, transcribed from original handwritten pages. Department also holds handwritten copy.
Diary kept by Van Deusen during the 4th Archbold Expedition to New Guinea in 1953. Dates encompass January 29 to November 17 and entries include the journey by ship from New York to Australia via the Panama Canal, the expedition, and then a brief itinerary of the return air journey. Information includes daily nautical updates, descriptions of acquaintances, environs, animals sighted and customs at various locales. Primarily documents the exploration and collecting activities of Van Deusen and other members of the expedition party, including Geoffrey Tate, Leonard Brass and Kenneth Wynn. Some collection tallies are also noted. Locations and camps mentioned include Baiawa, Samarai, Menapi, the Maneau peak of Mt. Dayman, Peria River, Gwariu River, Goodenough Island, Bolu Bolu, Wakonai, Garuwata, Waterfall camp, Cairns and Sydney.
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
Papua New Guinea
Van Deusen, Hobart M
BHL Field Notes Project
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