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Journal and letters of William F. Coultas; v.2, 1930 - 1932

 Item — Volume: W
Identifier: Archives Orn60

Scope and Contents

Letters, daily observations, and journal entries from Coultas's time as member and leader of the Whitney South Sea Expedition. During this time, he and his team collected specimens from various islands, including the Solomon Islands, Carolines, Marianas, Guam and the Bismarck Archipelago. Coultas was a professional collector who participated in the expedition from late 1929 to 1935. He was selected to be the third leader, directing the expedition between 1930 to 1935.


  • 1930 - 1932


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.


1 Volume


4 bound volumes (269, 292, 384, 475 leaves) : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm. Typescript, based on original field notes written between 1929 and 1935. v. 1. Solomon Islands, May 1929-November 1930 -- v. 2. Caroline Islands, November 1930-February 1932 -- v. 3. New Britain, Bismark Archipelago, February 1932-October 1933 -- v. 4. Admiralty Islands and others, October 1933-April 1935. Illustrations in v. 1 and 3 consist of hand-drawn maps. Vol. 2 includes 2 folded maps.

Repository Details

Part of the Department of Ornithology Archives Repository

Division of Vertebrate Zoology
Department of Ornithology
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York NY 10024-5192 US