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Whitney South Sea expedition. Field catalogs Aug. 1931-Jan. 1935, spec. nos. 41587-45237, localities, Guam, Tinian, New Britain, Talele, Rook, Long, Admiralty, Lihir, etc., etc. , 1931 August-1935 January

 File — Box: 46
Identifier: Archives Orn60

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series consists of secondary material from WSSE, the bulk of which was transcribed into or is a transcription of those volumes. Objects include some original journals and specimen lists, maps, original and carbon copies of typed transcriptions of the journals, which can serve as drafts or copies of the Series II volumes. Some creators of the handwritten bound source journals include Beck, Coultas and Macmillan. Journal entries and correspondence are largely reproduced in the bound volumes, and frequently identified in the folder title. Other material includes telegrams, photographs, magazines and miscellaneous administrative papers and correspondence between Museum personnel and the participants, including some material related to Ernst Mayr. Subjects primarily pertain to the expedition, specimens and collecting, activities of the France and its crew, and some information about the Whitney Hall of Oceanic Birds. Edwin Bryan’s chronology and summary of the Whitney Expedition journals is included here. Note that although Box 35 Folder 2 is included in this section of the finding aid, it is physically kept with the bound volumes for ease of access. Two volumes of the Logbook for the France are also included in this series. The boxes are are organized alphabetically by author. Titles are taken directly from folder inscriptions.


  • 1931 August-1935 January

Language of Material

From the Collection:

Some material is in French.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed in the Department of Ornithology. Please contact the collection manager for access; materials are sometimes restricted.


From the Collection: 32 Volumes (4.5 linear feet) : illustrations ; 27 cm

From the Collection: 9.5 Linear Feet (20 boxes)


Repository Details

Part of the Department of Ornithology Archives Repository

Division of Vertebrate Zoology
Department of Ornithology
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