1948 Archbold Cape York Expedition December 8, 1947 to December 4, 1948 (Book, 1947) [WorldCat.org]
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1948 Archbold Cape York Expedition December 8, 1947 to December 4, 1948

Author: L J Brass; American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Archbold Expeditions Collection.; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: [1947-1948]
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Journal maintained by Leonard Brass as leader of the Cape York Expedition in late 1947 and 1948. Entries detail the planning and organization of the expedition, the acquisition of permits, the collecting and preparation activities of both Brass and his colleagues and crew, as well as the round trip journey to the site. Subjects include social engagements, difficulties with the cargo being held due to a strike, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: field notes
diaries
Named Person: L J Brass; L J Brass
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L J Brass; American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Archbold Expeditions Collection.; American Museum of Natural History.
OCLC Number: 972349186
Notes: Unbound typescript.
Cataloged through a 2015 Leon Levy Foundation Archives grant.
Digitized through the 2016 CLIR Biodiversity Heritage Library Field Notes.
Description: 184 leaves (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: Leonard J. Brass.
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Journal maintained by Leonard Brass as leader of the Cape York Expedition in late 1947 and 1948. Entries detail the planning and organization of the expedition, the acquisition of permits, the collecting and preparation activities of both Brass and his colleagues and crew, as well as the round trip journey to the site. Subjects include social engagements, difficulties with the cargo being held due to a strike, the collecting and preparation activities of the team members, as well as observations and analysis of the weather and the botanical life of the environs. Flight observation logs are transcribed and included within the journal entries. Locations cited include Chicago, Cairns, Red Island Point, Thursday Island, Portland Roads, Mt. Tozer, Cooktown, Horn Island, the Iron Range, Mossman Gorge, Speewah, Mt. Bellenden-Ker, Peach River, Mt. Finneran, and Port of Spain.

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