Jesse Walter Fewkes notebook, circa 1886

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Description

This collection consists of one notebook by Jesse Walter Fewkes , which consists of observations and drawings of marine invertebrates in the area of Marblehead, Massachusetts, circa 1886. Included are observations of the fission of Astrophyton eggs, with drawings of the divisions, and an extended series of observations on Hanonia cara. Less detailed accounts list location, size, species, and abundance. Illustrations with proportional instructions were used to supplement the descriptions. Fewkes used Alexander Agassiz's prior work for reference and comparison. Also included is a sketch of Marblehead harbor from the water.

Date Range

1886, circa 1886

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Topic

  • Ophiuroidea
  • Animalia
  • Brittle stars

Place

  • Canada
  • Marblehead
  • United States
  • Grand Manan
  • Massachusetts

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA RU007350

Extent

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives