Abbott, William Louis, Southern Asia, 1900- 1902

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The field book documents William Louis Abbott's collecting in Southern Asia, October 27, 1900 - August 17, 1901 - April 14, 1902. Pages are numbered. There are numerous pasted inserts and maps. The catalog lists specimen (USNM catalog) number (111977 - 114498), collector's number A(1 -1700), sex, age, specimen type, locality, date, and remarks. Remarks include method caught, location explained with landmarks, and environment. Mapped locations include Johor, Malaysia; Nias [Palau Nias], Banjak Islands [Kepulauan Banjak], Sumatra, Tapanuli Bay [Teluk Sibolga],and Pulo Tuangku [Pulau Tuangku], Indonesia. Hand drawn maps include notes about collecting locations. Locations include Singapore; Andamans and Nicobar [Andaman and Nicobar], India; South China Sea, Sembrong River [Sungai Simpang Kanan], Malaysia; and Sumatra, Indonesia.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 27, 1900

End Date

Apr 14, 1902

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.




  • Johor
  • South China Sea
  • Singapore
  • Andaman and Nicobar
  • Malaysia
  • Simpang Kanan, Sungai
  • India
  • Nias, Pulau
  • Banyak, Kepulauan
  • Sumatra
  • Sibolga, Teluk
  • Tuangku, Pulau
  • Indonesia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-156

Collection name

Division of Mammals Collection, William Louis Abbott Field books, 1891-1915

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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