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Creator

Chapman, Abel, 1851-1929

Alternate Title

Four manuscript field sketchbooks, dated 1912-1913, 1913-1914, 1919 with numerous pencil sketches and notes by Chapman (3 of 4)

Abstract

This is the third of four sketchbooks of wildlife of Sudan, 1912 - 1913, by Abel Chapman. It includes a number of loose inserts. Includes personal correspondence from Bill Upsham(?). Cover page is entitled “Photos of Elefants (by Akeley” see “Illustrated London News” of February 15, 1913). The inside cover includes a series of notes. Illustrations cover birds, large mammals (including elephants), and fish. Subject matter includes images of groups, individuals, habitat, sometimes behavior. Some are detailed sketches with notes about appearance and color. Captions detail type of animal, location and sometimes date. Locations include Sudd and Maleh.

Date Range

1912-1913

Start Date

1912

End Date

1913

Access Information

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Topic

  • Ichthyology
  • Mammalogy
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Sudd
  • Jabal al Māliḩ
  • Sudan

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketchbooks

Collection name

Russell E. Train Africana Collection, 1663-1996, Smithsonian Institution Library, c. 1894-1939

Physical Description

1 sketchbook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution. Libraries

Sublocation

Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History