Altai Big Game Notes, 1912

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Creator

  • Hollister, N. (Ned), 1876-1924
  • Smithsonian-Harvard Expedition to the Altai Mountains, 1912

Alternate Title

Hollister, Ned, Alberta, British Columbia, D.C., 1911-1912, Mammal and Bird catalog, and Altai Big Game Notes, 1912 (2)

Abstract

The big game notes documents Ned Hollister's collecting for the U.S. National Museum in the Altai mountain range bordering Mongolia and Russia, July 1-24, 1912. This was part of the Smithsonian-Harvard Expedition to the Altai Mountains, 1912. Entries are dated and describe observations and collecting of Ibex, sheep, and gazelle; terrain; fauna observed; campsites; collecting methods and challenges; vegetation; and detailed accounts of hunts. There are notes in the back of the notebook indexing types of animals. Locations include Demidoff's "Happy Valley".

Date Range

1912

Start Date

Jul 01, 1912

End Date

Jul 24, 1912

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.

Topic

Mammalogy

Place

  • Altai
  • Mongolia
  • Russia

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-245

Collection name

Division of Mammals collection, Ned Hollister Field Notes, 1910-1912

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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