Bartlett Arctic Expeditions (1928-1947)

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Description

Beginning in the mid-1920's, Robert A. Bartlett (1876-1946) conducted a series of expeditions to the Arctic aboard the schooner, Effie M. Morrissey. He collected zoological and botanical specimens for various institutions across the United States including the United States National Museum (USNM). Locations included (1926) North Greenland for the American Museum of Natural History; (1927) Baffin Island for American Geographical Society, Museum of the American Indian, and the Heye Foundation; (1928) Aleutian Islands for the American Museum of Natural History; (1929) coast of Labrador; (1930) northeast Greenland for the Museum of the American Indian; (1931) north Greenland for the Smithsonian Institution, Heye Foundation, American Museum of Natural History, and the New York Botanical Garden; (1932) Greenland; (1933) northwest Greenland and Strait of Fury and Hecla for the American Museum of Natural History, Museum of the American Indian, American Geographical Society, and the Navy Department; (1934) Greenland and Ellesmere Land for the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences; (1935) northwest Greenland for the Field Museum and the Smithsonian Institution; (1936) northwest Greenland for the Smithsonian Institution, American Geographical Society, Chicago Zoological Society, and the Field Museum; (1937) northwest Greenland for the Smithsonian Institution and the Chicago Zoological Society; (1938) northwest Greenland for the Smithsonian Institution, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the United States National Museum; (1939) northeast Greenland for the New York Zoological Society and the Smithsonian Institution; (1940) northwest Greenland expedition for the Smithsonian Institution, Vassar College, and the Navy Department; (1941) northwest Greenland expedition; (1942) Frobisher Bay; (1943) Hudson Strait region; (1944) south and east coast of Greenland; (1945) northwest Greenland.

Source

Dartmouth College Library. (2010). The Papers of Robert Abram (Bob) Bartlett in the Dartmouth College Library. Retrieved from http://ead.dartmouth.edu/html/stem193.html

Date Range

1928 - 1947

Topic

  • Zoology
  • Plants
  • Botany

Place

  • Arctic Ocean
  • Greenland

Form/Genre

Expedition name