POBSP, Field Notes, Hackman, volume 55

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This volume contains multiple field books. Volume 55 documents work completed during the for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, 1964. 1) is a copy of the journal, plant sketches, and catalog of C. Douglas Hackman during the Southern Island Cruise, #4 . Covers cruise entries February to March 1964. Daily, dated, journal style entries document life aboard ship (USS Lippan), facilities, daily activities, specimen collecting, detailed observations of vegetation and wildlife on islands visited, and some reference to insects observed. Some entries are headed with locations. Locations include Howland Island, Baker Island, Phoenix Island [Rawaki], Jarvis, Christmas [Kiritimati], Palmyra, Fanning [Tabuaeran], Washington. Plant drawings have corresponding table of data about where they were observed. 2) Hackmans' journal covers June 5 - November 27, 1964 Cruise on the USS Takelma. Entries are much the same as the previous, and the cruise additionally visited Malden, Starbuck, McKean, Line Islands.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 29, 1964

End Date

Nov 27, 1964

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0794 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program
  • Entomology
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • Baker Island
  • Enderbury Atoll
  • Palmyra Atoll
  • Starbuck
  • United States
  • Kiritimati
  • Jarvis Island
  • Howland Island
  • McKean Atoll; McKean Island
  • Malden
  • Rawaki
  • Kiribati


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Scientific illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU000245

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History, Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, records, circa 1961-1973, with data from 1923

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Volume 55