Field journal of Heller, March to April 1915

ID: SIA RU007179

Creator: Field journal of Heller, March to April 1915 and December 1915 to February 1916 (1 of 2)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1915

Citation: Edmund Heller Papers, circa 1898-1918

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The field journal of Edmund Heller covers his field work in Peru and South America, March to April 1915. Entries are dated and include information relating to a visit to the Lima Zoo, photographing animals, a bull fight, cruise to Valparaiso, vegetation and terrain, elevation, weather, reference to discussion of Incan hunting methods, descriptions of breakwaters around commercial ports, impressions of Peruvians met, birds observed, travel by train, visit to a race track, interactions with colleagues. Locations include Mollendo, Arica (now Chile), Iquique, Santiago, Cerro Santa Lucia, Montevideo. Most are assumed to be in Chile and Peru, but some locations are not determined with certainty.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 28, 1915

End Date

Mar 31, 1915

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Iquique
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Mollendo
  • Santa Lucía, Cerro
  • Arica


  • 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


Box 7 Folder 7