Smirnof, Leonid V. Ornithologist, Siberia, 1922
Scope and Contents
This collection is a record of the Museum’s explorations undertaken during the 1920s in the Gobi Desert under the leadership of Roy Chapman Andrews. A list of the men who participated in the CAE can be culled from the expeditions’ letterheads used by museum personnel in New York. All but three of the men cited on these letterheads are represented here. Those not found are Mont Reid, a physician, James Wang, an interpreter and G. Horwath of motor transport. The variety of other correspondents ranges from a Russian veterinarian working in Mongolia (Andrei Dudukaloff) to three members of the Colgate (soap) family. Missionaries were important to Andrew’s work and they are represented in both Correspondence: Individuals and Expedition Subjects. The collection also deals with the publication of The Natural History of Central Asia. Twelve volumes of The Natural History of Central Asia were scheduled but only six were published. There are papers for all but Nos. 6, 7 and 9 in this collection; references to Nos. 6 and 7 can be found in Henry Fairfield Osborn’s folders, Box 4.
1) “The New Conquest of Central Asia” by Roy Chapman Andrews. Published 2) “Geology of Mongolia” by C.P. Berkey & F.K. Morris. Published 3) “Geologic Studies in Mongolia” by C.P. Berkey & others 4) “The Permian of Mongolia” by A.W. Grabau. Published 5) “The Topography of Mongolia” by C.P. Berkey & others 6) “The Age of Reptiles in Mongolia” by H.F. Osborn and Walter Granger 7) “The Age of Mammals in Mongolia” by H.F. Osborn and Walter Granger 8) “The Archaeology of Mongolia” by H.C. Nelson and Alonzo Pond 9) “The Fresh-water Fishes of China” by J.T. Nichols. Published 10) “The Reptiles of China” by Clifford Pope. Published 11) “The Mammals of China and Mongolia” by Glover M. Allen. Published 12) “The Botany and Paleobotany of Mongolia” by R.W. Chaney
Access Conditions and Restrictions
Please contact Special Collections; materials are sometimes restricted.
From the Collection: 7 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English