Expedition. Led by collector Joseph Batty under the direction of the Departments of Mammalogy and Ornithology and funded by John L. Cadwalader (1). Batty was charged with collecting specimens in lower California, Southern New Mexico, the mountains of Northern Mexico and was to continue on into Central America before the expedition ended abruptly with Batty’s death.
Collector and taxidermist born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1847. Worked for many years as a taxidermist on various U.S. expeditions, published taxidermy books before being hired by the AMNH for a collecting expedition to Mexico from 1902-1906.
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