Edmund Heller Papers, circa 1898-1918

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Description

The materials of Edmund Heller (1875-1939) primarily contain photographs as well as journals, notes, maps, and related material concerning Edmund Heller's collecting activities from 1908 to 1917. There are also some personal photographs and material as well as photographs of personnel and animals taken by Heller at the National Zoological Park.|Heller's connection with the Smithsonian began in 1909 when he was chosen as naturalist for large mammals on the Smithsonian African Expedition under the command of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. On his return he co-authored Life Histories of African Game Animals with Roosevelt and also published many scientific papers. Heller also accompanied the Rainey African Expedition of 1911-1912 for the Smithsonian and led the Smithsonian Cape-to-Cairo Expedition of 1919-1920|In addition to his Smithsonian expeditions, Heller also participated in explorations in Alaska with the Biological Survey, in Peru with Yale University and the National Geographic Society, in China with the American Museum of Natural History, and in Russia with Paul J. Rainey, official photographer to the Czech army in Siberia.

Date Range

1898, 1898-1918, circa 1898-1918

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Topic

  • Mammalia
  • Animalia
  • Mammals

Place

  • Canada
  • Asia
  • China
  • Kenya
  • Peru
  • India

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA RU007179

Extent

138 folders

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives