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Thomas Baillie MacDougall Photograph Collection

Identifier: PPC .M333

Content Description

Thomas Baillie MacDougall was a British naturalist and collector who spent four decades between 1931 and 1973 exploring Mexico. The collection documents his exploration activities and observations in Mexico, especially in the Oaxaca-Chiapas region, where he collected great quantities of animal and plant specimens, as well as some archaeological materials.


  • 1935 - 1970



20 boxes ;

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The collection is arranged chronologically and by film roll sequence. The print and negative arrangement and numbering correlate to MacDougall's own careful record keeping system. Macdougall used this system to reference images and specimen numbers throughout his field books and correspondence. He used the Rolliflex notebooks, housed in the MacDougall manuscript collection to record photographic details and notes.

Related Collections

Thomas Baillie MacDougall papers, 1916-1973. -- Mss .M333 -- This collection contains correspondence, field notebooks and manuscripts as well as Rolliflex notebooks used to record photograph details.

Microfilm copy of Macdougall papers -- Archives Microfilm #44

Thomas Baillie MacDougall Photograph Collection, 1935-1970
Rebecca Morgan
November 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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