Donald S. Erdman Papers, 1948

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Description

These papers document Erdman's field work in the Persian Gulf and Jiddah [also Jidda or Jeddah] on Red Sea in 1948 and include a journal and account book; notes, lists, and collection data; and photographs, color slides, and negatives. The account book and journal contain sketches of fish. Erdman was invited by ARAMCO (Arabian American Oil Company) to aid in a fish survey of the Persian Gulf adjacent to Ras Tanura. During this trip, Erdman collected fish as well as other marine animals and plants for the National Museum of Natural History.

Date Range

1948

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Topic

  • Osteichthyes
  • Reptilia
  • Amphibia
  • Aves
  • Animalia
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Birds

Place

  • Red Sea
  • Persian Gulf
  • Jiddah

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA RU007428

Extent

6 items

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives