Lawrence, WIlliam H., North and South Korea, 1952

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The field book and notes include notes and specimen lists documenting William Lawrence's field work, 1952 as a member of the US Army Hemorrhagic Fever Team. Trapping was conducted in areas where outbreaks had occurred recently or possibly in the past, though not explicitly stated. The notebook includes accession number (non consecutive), species, locality (country, inhabited place), date, and habitat (terrain and vegetation). The lists are followed with detailed information about locality detailing map coordinates, description of terrain, vegetation, reason for troops present in area, nature of Hemorrhagic Fever outbreak, trapping method, types and quantities trapped. Details vary per entry. Some headings have no descriptions. Most mammals collected were types of rodents. In the back are notes about litter sizes of types of rodents listed by type (genus), location, listing date, and quantity. Loose notes discuss size and appearance of rodent teeth. Locations include Yŏnch’on, Chip-o-ri, Consong-ni, Toktun-ni, Kumhwa [Kŭmhwa], North Korea; Songu'ri [Songu-ri], South Korea.

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  • Kŭmhwa
  • South Korea
  • Yŏnch’on
  • Songu-ri
  • North Korea


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-255

Collection name

Division of Mammals collection, William Hobart Lawrence Field Notes, 1952

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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