Wm. Stimpson, 1854

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Abstract

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 1854 while aboard the Vincennes. Reports detail quantity of species collected, method of collection, and issues with some collecting methods. In cases of dredging, descriptions are given of the type of makeup, and flora and fauna on the floor of the body of water. Specimens include shells, birds, lizards, invertebrates, reptiles, and fish. collecting occurred near Hong Kong and the Coarl Sea.

Date Range

1854

Start Date

1854

End Date

1854

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.

Topic

  • Crustacea
  • Animals
  • Herpetology
  • Zoology
  • Ichthyology
  • Birds
  • Ornithology
  • Crustaceans

Place

  • Hong Kong
  • Coral Sea

Form/Genre

  • 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

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 10