Notebook of data on salt skins

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Abstract

The notebook has data on skins of specimens, recorded by Edmund Heller during the RAINEY AFRICAN EXPEDITION, 1911-1912. Information includes specimen number, type (with scientific or common name), date, sex, sometimes age, and a series of unidentified numbers. Some entries may include initials of collector. Lists a variety of mammals including hyenas, zebras, and impalas. Some locations appear to be specified, but several are not legible. Locations include Loita plains, Mount Lololokwi, Kapiti Plains [Ilkaputiei], and Nairobi, Kenya; and Nyunguori(?).

Date Range

1911-1912

Start Date

1911

End Date

1912

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Topic

  • Zoology
  • Mammalogy

Place

  • Loita Plains
  • Nairobi Area
  • Africa
  • Ilkaputiei
  • Kenya

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007179

Collection name

Edmund Heller Papers, circa 1898-1918

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 6 Folder 1