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Journal of a safari in Turkana : the Morden African Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History / [microform] / Kepler Lewis.

Identifier: Archives Microfilm #5


  • 1949

Biographical sketch

Anthropologist on the Morden African Expedition.


307 leaves : (307 leaves : ill. (some col.), col. maps ;, 28 cm.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mrs. C. Sweet. Method of acquisition--gift; Date of acquisition--1977..

Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: Rare Book Collection. Silver original shelved in the Negative Storage Room.

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General Note

Loose leaves in three-ring binder (30 cm.)

General Note

Typescript (carbon copy), with mostly hand-drawn and hand-colored illustrations and printed maps with hand-colored annotations.

General Note

The journal entries are dated 26 June 1947 to 5 Sept. 1947. Some dates are erroneously typed as 1949.

General Note

Also includes two typewritten letters signed by Kepler. The undated one is an introductory letter accompanying the ms. and is addressed to Miss Bella Weitzner, associate curator of ethnology at the Museum; the other, dated 29 March 1949 and addressed to the Mordens, states among other things that Kepler is working on a paper using his Turkana material for possible publication by the Museum.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Microfilm.; Place of reproduction--[New York, N.Y. :; Agency responsible for reproduction--American Museum of Natural History: Date of reproduction--1987]. Physical description of reproduction--1 microfilm reel, 35 mm.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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