Loring, John Alden, 1909 - 1910, Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition catalog

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The field book documents John Alden Loring's participation, April 28 - March 21, 1910, in the Smithsonian- Roosevelt African Expedition, 1909 - 1910. The notebook starts with a sketch of a mammal with notes relating to types of measurements recorded. Information includes USNM catalog number (non consecutive), field number, type (common or scientific name), locality, date, measurements, and notes. Notes usually relate to habitat, presences of fetuses, or preparation. Locations are through out British East Africa including Kapiti plains [Ilkaputiei].

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 28, 1909

End Date

Mar 21, 1910

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.




  • Africa
  • Ilkaputiei
  • Kenya


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-257

Collection name

Division of Mammals collection, John Alden Loring Field Notes, 1898, 1909-1910 and undated

Physical Description

1 Field Book

Physical Location

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