Aschemeier, Charles R., Africa, Florida, 1917-1932

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The specimen catalog and field notes document Charles R. Aschemeier's collecting April 3, 1917 - March 13, 1919; notes from a talk on "the gorilla at home"; correspondence from January 27, 1918 (with note about specimen 432 sent from the Congo; and 3-page report on methods used while collecting large and small mammals in the Congo. The specimen catalog includes U.S. National Museum specimen (USNM catalog) numbers (218531 - 220986, non sequential), collectors numbers (1 - ), type (common name), locality, date collected, measurements (head, body, tail, hind foot), and remarks. Remarks describe method collected, method prepared, details about environment, and specimen condition. Locations include French Congo [Republic of the Congo], Lake Nvgovi, and Ogouma.

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  • United States
  • Africa
  • Florida
  • Congo, Republic of the


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-216

Collection name

Division of Mammals Collection, Charles R. W. Aschemeier Field Notes, 1917-1932

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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