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Fourth Archbold Expedition to New Guinea 1953 Territory of Papua

 Digital Work
Identifier: 100213071

General Note

Items are compiled in clasped binder

Notes on botanical collection -- Summary of Collections, G.M. Tate -- Different kinds of frogs collected -- Contents of boxes as at arrival Samarai -- Statement of food consumption, March 22-Sept 14, 1953 -- Bulk food supplies as at arrival at Samarai (amend Baiawa) -- Stores and supplies at Baiawa as at 19th August 1953 -- Bal. of food loaded on ship -- Rations list August 7 -- [Packing lists] -- Worms, 4th Archbold Exped. 1953 -- How to make and use safe insect-killing jars /Alice Gray -- How to make and use insects nets / Alice Gray -- How to collect insects and spiders for scientific study / Alice Gray -- How to mount and label hard-bodied insects / Alice Gray-- How to make and use spreading boards for insects / Alice Gray-- How to preserve a collection of soft-bodied insects and spiders / Alice Gray

Bound collection containing documents relating to the 1953 4th Archbold Expedition to New Guinea. Of note are the field insect and reptile catalog listings, which date between March 24 and October 27, 1953 and include specimen number, kind, date, locality, collector and remarks. Locations noted include Menapi, Baiawi, the Maneau Range of Mt. Dayman, Gwariu River, Kwagiri River, and Goodenough Island. Entries primarily collected by Tate, as well as Kenneth Wynn and Hobart Van Deusen. Field collection numbers noted include 1 through 130. Also found in volume are food supply and packing lists, and a series of six 1947 instructional leaflets by Alice Gray of the American Museum of Natural History

Geoffrey M. Tate, a zoologist and younger brother of American Museum of Natural History curator G. H. H. Tate, acted as business manager for Archbold Expeditions at the American Museum of Natural History. He accompanied as collector for both the 4th Archbold Expedition to New Guinea and the 1948 Cape York Expedition

Part of AMNH Mammalogy Departmental Library and Archives

Cataloged through a 2015 Leon Levy Foundation Archives grant

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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