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Letters and journal of Frederick P. Drowne, M.D.; v.2, 1927 - 1928

 Item — Volume: Q
Identifier: Archives Orn60

Scope and Contents

Daily observations, field notes and letters written by Drowne during his time as a physician, researcher, and collector for the Whitney South Sea Expedition. Drowne and his team collected specimens from various islands, including the Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, and Papua New Guinea. Vol. 1 contains a letter from Drowne to Robert C. Murphy pasted on to front flyleaf and an untitled typescript poem by Drowne, dated November 24, 1927, pasted on page 298. Vol. 2 includes several hand-colored scientific illustrations (some folded) and newpaper clippings at rear. v. 1. Oct. 22, 1926-Nov. 4, 1927 -- v. 2. Nov. 4, 1927-Mar. 30. 1928.


  • 1927 - 1928


Language of Material

From the Collection:

Some material is in French.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed in the Department of Ornithology. Please contact the collection manager for access; materials are sometimes restricted.


1 Volume


2 bound volumes (298, 228 leaves) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm

Repository Details

Part of the Department of Ornithology Archives Repository

Division of Vertebrate Zoology
Department of Ornithology
200 Central Park West
New York NY 10024-5192 US