Division of Mammals collection, Margaret Sordahl, Southwest Africa, 1930-1931

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Margaret Sordahl was at on time stationed at the astrophysical observatory established by the Smithsonian Institution on Mount Brukkaros, in the Southwest African Protectorate. During that time she collected bird and mammal specimens that reside with the United States National Museum. Collecting was carried on as time and opportunity permitted on the mountain, along the Fish River and at Berseba. This field book documents her observations and collections of mammals.

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At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.


  • Mammalia
  • Animalia
  • Mammals


  • Berseba
  • Brukkaros
  • Namibia
  • Fish


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-163


1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals