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1948 Archbold Cape York Expedition : Daily Journal G. M. Tate

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Identifier:  100213088

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Daily journal kept by Tate between January 28 and October 6, 1948 while voyaging to and during the Cape York Expedition. Includes observations about the various methods of transportation and accommodations, people and social activities, cuisine and localities, expedition preparations and itineraries. Description of travel, collecting activities and challenges reference both his own collection of reptiles as well as the work of other members of the party such as Leonard Brass, Hobart Van Deusen and George H. H. Tate. Locations throughout the Cape York Peninsula include Mossman, Speewah, Thursday Island, Portland Roads, Coen, Cooktown, and Cairns

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

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