O'Donnell-Clark African Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1931)

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Charles Oliver O'Donnell (AMNH fellow) and James Lippitt Clark (AMNH vice-director of preparation and exhibition) traveled by steamer, in 1931, up the Nile from Khartoum to Shambe in the Sudan to collect giant eland for the AMNH Hall of African Mammals.

Personnel: Clark, James L., leader; O'Donnell, C. Oliver, sci.; Hope, John, sci.; Hunt, W.T., sci.; Blakely, Dudley; Robertson, Jack, photog. (Photos and movies)

Department: Mammalogy Department

Sponsors: O'Donnell, C. Oliver

Sources: AMNH Ann. Rep. #63 for 1931, p. 5.; NH, XXXI, 1, Jan-Feb, 1931. p. 103; XXXI, 5, Sept-Oct, 1931, pp. 581-599;



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Related Corporate, Personal, and Family Names

American Museum of Natural History. Akeley Hall of African Mammals
Clark, James L. (James Lippitt), 1883-1969
O'Donnell, Charles Oliver
Sponsor and scientist

Related Resources

Adventures on the Upper Nile (film)
Footage taken during the expedition. Photographer: Jack Robertson Repository: AMNH Special Collections, Film Collection no. 2.

Written by: Iris Lee
Last modified: 2020 June 30


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