Handwritten China journal of Edmund Heller (2 of 5)

ID: SIA RU007179

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Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1916-1917

Citation: Edmund Heller Papers, circa 1898-1918

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Creator

  • Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939
  • American Museum of Natural History China Expedition, 1916-1917

Abstract

This is 2 of 5 handwritten journals by Edmund Heller documenting the American Museum of Natural History China Expedition, 1916-1917. Entries cover September 18, 1916 - January 6, 1917. The field book is unbound, and entries are dated. Details include date, weather, time of day, daily activities, extensive descriptions of food, agriculture (rice), communities and structures (temples), campsites, and people of areas traveled. Includes descriptions of flora and fauna, sometimes in lists by location. These detail birds, rodents, and other mammals seen and collected, the environment where collected (including elevation), abundance, as well as collection and preparation methods. Locations include Yunnan and Szechuan [Sichuan], China.

Date Range

1916-1917

Start Date

Sep 18, 1916

End Date

Jan 06, 1917

Access Information

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Topic

  • Zoology
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Yunnan
  • Sichuan
  • China

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 8 Folder 2