Skip to main content

[Field notes, 1936-1937 Archbold Expedition to New Guinea]

 Digital Work
Identifier:  100213123

General Note

Handwritten and typrescript notes collected in spring-clasped binder

Compilation of field notes from the 2nd Archbold Expedition to New Guinea; attributed primarily to G.H.H. Tate. Tate was mammalogist and collector of invertebrates, Richard Archbold acted as leader and mammalogist. The material includes both handwritten and typed indexes to catalogs, some illustrations, specimen collection lists, general species observations, barometric reading surveys, and lists of species located in other museums. Separate catalog of specimens in spirit is included. Specimen collection information consists of date, location, name, notes, number, size, and notes if collected by other expedition participants, often Austin Rand. Noted collection locations are Lake Daviembu, Tarara, Buji, Palmer Junction, Mt. Mabiom, Baruari, Sturt Island, Rona Falls, Itiki, Emoia, Oroville Camp, and Daru. Entries date between February 15, 1936 and March 15, 1937

George Henry Hamilton Tate (1894-1953) was a British-born zoologist who worked as curator in the department of mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History. He participated in a number of expeditions, including the Archbold Expeditions-funded trips to New Guinea and the Cape York Peninsula. He was the older brother of zoologist Geoffrey M. Tate

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

Contact:
American Museum of Natural History
Library Services, Special Collections
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York 10024-5192 USA US
(212) 769-5420