Handwritten China journal of Edmund Heller (3 of 5)

ID: SIA RU007179

Creator: Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1917

Citation: Edmund Heller Papers, circa 1898-1918

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This is 3 of 5 handwritten journals by Edmund Heller documenting the American Museum of Natural History China Expedition, 1916-1917. Entries cover January 11 - May 1917. The field book is unbound, and entries are dated. Details include date, weather, time of day, daily activities, local customs and holidays, extensive descriptions of food, agriculture (rice), communities (temples), and people of areas traveled. Includes lists of vegetation, mammals and birds. Collected a variety of large and small mammal specimens. Locations include border of China and Burma [Myanmar].

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 11, 1917

End Date

Apr 30, 1917

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  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Myanmar
  • China


  • 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 8 Folder 3