Setzer, Henry W, Costa Rica 1949, Libya 1955, 1961-1963

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The field book documents the field work of Henry W. Setzer in Costa Rica March 25 - May 28, 1949; Libya October 18 - November 16, 1955, March 13, 1961 - October 22, 1963. Some entries are headed with location, all entries are dated. Details cover travel details (accommodations, destinations, mode of travel), itinerary, specimen collecting, methods of collecting, weather, current local events (armed conflict), specimens collected (quantities and types), equipment, terrain (composition, appearance), campsites, elevation. Notes indicate significant of collecting of rodents. Locations include the vicinity of Pandora, Turrialba, (Costa Rica); Tocra, El Faidia, Wadi Ahmar, Cyrenaia, Fezzan, Libya; Kourizo Pass, Chad (1961); Hazara district, West Pakistan.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 25, 1949

End Date

Oct 22, 1963

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.




  • Turrialba
  • Libya
  • Costa Rica


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-159

Collection name

Division of Mammals Collection, Henry W. Setzer, Costa Rica, 1949; Libya, 1955, 1961-1963

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals