Itinerary and journal of Heller, April to November 1915

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This is the itinerary and journal of Edmund Heller's field work with Dr. Hiram Bingham in the National Geographic Society Yale University Peruvian Expedition, 1915. Includes typed carbon copy and handwritten version. Pages are numbered. Notes cover April to November 1915. Entries are dated and subject matter includes weather, references to Peruvians working with them (by name), descriptions of terrain (including descriptions of geological makeup) and vegetation including area agriculture, comments about abundance of certain types of plants, specimens collected (birds and mammals including deer, bears, rodents, rodents) and method used and under what circumstances, wildlife observed (birds). Mentions collecting at night. Notes include significant editing. Locations include Cuzco, Huarocondo River, Ollantaytambo, Occobamba, and Lucma, Peru.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 31, 1915

End Date

Oct 31, 1915

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  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • Cuzco
  • Huarocondo
  • Ocobamba, Río
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Lucma
  • Peru


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Itineraries

Accession #

SIA RU007179

Collection name

Edmund Heller Papers, circa 1898-1918

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 7 Folder 8