Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877

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This collection of field books documents Richard Rathbun's work while working as a Geologist for the Geological Commission of Brazil during 1876-1877. Most of the volumes cover collecting and geological observations in Brazil along railway lines such as Pedro II and Bahia.

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  • Animalia
  • Invertebrates


  • Brazil
  • Bahia


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SIA Acc. 16-211


7 field books

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