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Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History : extracts from the journal of Ernest H. Quayle, assistant field naturalist. [microform]

Identifier: Archives Microfilm #54


  • 1920 - 1922



5 Volumes (5 v. ; 28 cm.)

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Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: Rare Book Collection. Silver original shelved in the Negative Storage Room.

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Typescript (carbon copy)

General Note

Journal written in the first stage of the Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (which lasted until 1941) to collect birds for the Museum. Contains detailed account of the cruises to Tahiti, Marquesas Islands, Christmas Island, Austral Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago including descriptions of local geography, ethno-social characteristics of the natives, ornithological data, and the routine work in bird watching, hunting, and skinning.

Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note

v. 1. Books 1-12, Sept. 14, 1920-Mar. 27, 1921 -- v. 2. Books 13-18, Mar. 28-Sept. 23, 1921 -- v. 3. Books 19-24, Sept. 24, 1921-Mar. 31, 1922 -- v. 4. Books 25-28, Apr. 1-June 24, 1922 -- v. 5. Books 29-33, June 25-Nov. 30, 1922.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Microfilm.; Place of reproduction--[New York, N.Y. :; Agency responsible for reproduction--American Museum of Natural History: Date of reproduction--1987]. Physical description of reproduction--1 microfilm reel, 35 mm.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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