Wm. Stimpson, 1853

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The reports and specimen lists by William Stimpson detail specimens requested and collected for the National Museum of Natural History during the United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), during 1853. Lists include packing lists for ships, with type of specimen, and packing method. Details descriptions and counts of marine life while on the Vincennes, November 12, 1853. Lists Includes fish, birds, and marine life. Locations include Madeira Islands, and Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Animals
  • Ichthyology
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Madeira
  • Atlantic Ocean


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU007253

Collection name

United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition, (1853-1856) Records, 1852-1861 and undated

Physical Description

8 letters

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 9