Cruise of the Julia E. Whalen, Galapagos Expedition

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Field book and the 2 maps document field work of an expedition in Galapagos Islands [Archipélago de Colón], possibly 1898 - 1899. May be the journal of Edmund Heller. The journal is dated October 30 - January. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated and describe daily work with times of day, travel, weather, birds observed aboard ship, descriptions of island terrain, hand drawn maps with elevations and other notations, geological sections, vegetation, specimens collected (method, stomach contents), relates stories from captain about sealers on the islands, fish observed, and anchorages. Locations include Guadalupe island, Clipperton Island, and Wenman Island.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


Colón, Archipiélago de


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-113

Collection name

Hopkins-Stanford Galapagos Expedition, 1898-1899 Field Notes

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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