Handwritten China journal of Edmund Heller (5 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 5 of 5 handwritten journals by Edmund Heller documenting the American Museum of Natural History China Expedition,1916-1917. Entries cover August 23 - October 8, 1917. The field book is unbound, and entries are dated. Details include date, weather, time of day, daily activities, terrain and vegetation, local customs, extensive descriptions of food, agriculture (rice), communities (temples), and people of areas traveled. Specimens collecting includes birds and mammals. Locations include the vicinity of Singapore; Hong Kong; Shanghai, China; and Calcutta [Kolkata], India.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 23, 1917

End Date

Oct 08, 1917

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  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • China
  • Kolkata
  • India


  • 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 5