Record of collections made by the Point Barrow Polar Expedition, 1881-1883

ID: SIA RU007203

Creator: Record of collections made by the Point Barrow Polar Expedition 1st Lieut. P. H. Ray commanding from October 1881 to 1883

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1881-1883

Citation: John Murdoch journals, 1881-1883

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Creator

  • Murdoch, John, 1852-1925
  • International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska (1881-1883)

Alternate Title

Record of collections made by the Point Barrow Polar Expedition 1st Lieut. P. H. Ray commanding from October 1881 to 1883

Abstract

This field book contains John Murdoch's catalogue on natural history and ethnological collections made by the Point Barrow Polar Expedition, 1881-1883. Collections are from Point Barrow, Alaska and other Alaska locations between approximately 15 October 1881 and August 1883. Both natural history and ethnological collections are combined into one list. Natural history collections contain a wide variety of specimen and does not seem to have a focus or scope. Most or all specimen are Animals, especially mammals, but also include some aves, and possibly other animals. Recorded are collector, specimen / object number, date, article (what was collected), and locality. Some specimen names are in another language, possibly in Iñupiaq. Numbers range from 1 to 1749. Box 1 Folder 1 contains a preservation copy of this item.

Date Range

1881-1883

Start Date

Oct 15, 1881

End Date

Jul 31, 1883

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Topic

  • Naturalists
  • Mammalogy

Place

  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Point Barrow

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007203

Collection name

John Murdoch journals, 1881-1883

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 2