Raven, Henry Cushier, Africa, 1919-1920

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The catalog and hand drawn map document field work of Henry Cushier Raven in Africa, September 1919 - August 1920. Pages are numbered. Includes field numbers (3578 - 4274), USNM catalog number (non consecutive), type (scientific name), sex, locality, date, 3 measurements, and notes. Notes cover a variety of types of information relating to specimen preparation (including a sketch); physical appearance; habitat description; collecting method; or description of locations, some extensive (i.e. Nyanza on Lake Tanganyika); or presence of embryo. Locations include Ottoshoop, Transvaal, South Africa; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; Kafue, Northern Rhodesia [Zambia]; Masinda (country unidentified); Budongo Forest, Uganda. The map indicates route through southern Africa and British East Africa.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 31, 1919

End Date

Jul 31, 1920

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.




  • Rhodesia
  • Africa
  • Victoria Falls
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Tanganyika, Lake


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-269

Collection name

Division of Mammals, Henry Cushier Raven Field Books, 1912-1920

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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