[Diary, 6th Expedition to New Guinea]


[Diary, 6th Expedition to New Guinea]


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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Bound datebook.

Laid in material includes journal entries on hotel notepaper and the cover of a booklet, as well as flight notes on an air sickness bag.

Journal kept by Van Deusen during his time on the 6th Archbold Expedition to New Guinea. The time period covers both the collecting period as well as the journey to and from the location. Entries largely contain detailed information about collecting and preparation activities of himself and his assistants as well as expedition leader Leonard Brass. Other entries recount social engagements, describe the environment, weather, camps and the expedition party's travels. Expedition locations noted include Lae, Goroka, Gurakor, Kaindi, Oomsis, Bulolo, Wau, Purosa, Arau, Water Rice, the Umi River and the Wilhelm, Otto, and Michael mountains. Additional travel sites mentioned include Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne, Canberra, and Honolulu. Note that entries are not completely in chronological order in volume and some entries are included on laid-in material.

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.


1959) , Archbold Expedition to New Guinea , Australia , Description and travel , Diaries , Field notes , Mammals , Papua New Guinea , Scientific Expeditions , Travel , United States , Van Deusen, Hobart M

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.142197
OCLC: 972337404
Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q51415354


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