Copy of letter from LeJeune describing Northern Annam territory

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Abstract

This is a typed copy of a letter from LeJeune describing Northern Annam territory in Vietnam [Viet Nam]. It details descriptions of terrain and vegetation, local contacts (hunters named Bordit and Chaget), ideal locations in Annam for big game hunting, descriptions of wildlife including abundance (elephants, water buffalo, tigers, boars), methods to attract and hunt, characteristics, advice on firearms, estimation of costs associated with the area, best methods of travel, accommodations, and recommended supplies.

Date Range

1916-1917

Start Date

1916

End Date

1917

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Topic

Zoology

Place

  • Viet Nam
  • Annam

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU007179

Collection name

Edmund Heller Papers, circa 1898-1918

Physical Description

1 letter

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 8 Folder 79