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[Notes on plants, 1st Archbold New Guinea Expedition] [1933-1935]

 Digital Work
Identifier:  100213081


  • 2017


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General Note

Loose leaves, handwritten and typescript

Includes cover letter from Brass to Archbold dated November 15, 1935

Manuscript of notes compiled by Brass referencing the 1933-1934 expedition to New Guinea. Sections include an introduction, physiography and climate, plant formations, and detailed descriptive sections first arranged by location (camp) and then by habitat type. These describe the climate and environment, observations and notes about specific species types, cultivation and conditions. Locations include Port Moresby, Rona camp, Mount Albert Edward, Baroka camp, Kubuna camp, Dieni Camp, Mafulu camp, Bella Vista camp, Nemodi, Mt. Tafa, Murray Pass, Gerenda camp, and the Oriomo River

Leonard J. Brass (1900-1971) was an Australian botanist and Associate Curator of the Archbold Collections in the American Museum of Natural History Department of Mammalogy. He began his expeditionary work for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and was brought into the Archbold Expeditions by Richard Archbold in 1933 for the 1st of the New Guinea Expeditions. He would join all but the last of the New Guinea Expeditions, leading the 4th, 5th and 6th, as well as the expedition to Cape York. He participated in other American Museum of Natural History expeditions, and also maintained ties with the Arnold Arboretum. Brass was involved in a research directorial capacity at the Archbold Biological Research Station in Florida from its inception in 1941 and retired in 1966

Part of AMNH Mammalogy Departmental Library and Archives

Cataloged through a 2015 Leon Levy Foundation Archives grant

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Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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