Diary of H. M. Van Deusen January 29, 1953 to November 17, 1953 (Book, 1953) [WorldCat.org]
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Diary of H. M. Van Deusen January 29, 1953 to November 17, 1953
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Diary of H. M. Van Deusen January 29, 1953 to November 17, 1953

Author: Hobart M Van Deusen; American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Field Book Collection.; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: [1953]
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diary
field notes
diaries
Field notes
Diaries
Notes d'observations
Journaux intimes
Named Person: Hobart M Van Deusen; Hobart M Van Deusen
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hobart M Van Deusen; American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Field Book Collection.; American Museum of Natural History.
OCLC Number: 972337168
Notes: Unbound typewritten sheets, transcribed from original handwritten pages. Department also holds handwritten copy.
Digitized through the 2016 CLIR Biodiversity Heritage Library Field Notes.
Cataloged through a 2015 Leon Levy Foundation Archives grant.
Description: [94] leaves ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: Hobart M. Van Deusen.
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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.

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