Diary, 1940

ID: SIA RU007293

Creator: Diary: Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940 (February 15 - August 8, 1940)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1940

Citation: William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940

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Creator

  • Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
  • Mann, William M., 1886-1960

Alternate Title

Diary: Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940 (February 15 - August 8, 1940)

Abstract

The first part of the diary is organized by subject and describes the Liberian political system and marital law; the second part is arranged by date and covers the conditions of their travel, the plantations visited, lists of specimens collected (page 39), interactions with native population, and negotiations for permission to collect in vicinity of various villages. Collecting occurred in the areas surrounding: Belle Yella, Kakata, Cape Mount, Monrovia, and Bindaja, Libera. Collections included live animals as well as alcoholic and dried specimens for the National Museum of Natural History. Diary includes list of vocabulary in Mano language relating to local Snake Society initiation. Accompanying the diary is a 3 page letter to "Campbell c/o R.H. Weesner Jr" detailing conditions of zoos in United Kingdom, France, Switzerland,Holland, and Belgium, specifically noting damage from the on-going war.

Date Range

1940

Start Date

Feb 15, 1940

End Date

Aug 08, 1940

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Topic

  • Zoos
  • Zoology
  • Wild animal collecting
  • Kpelle (African people)

Place

  • Liberia
  • Belgium
  • Belle Yella
  • Grand Cape Mount
  • Monrovia
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Kakata
  • Germany
  • Bindaja
  • Holland

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007293

Collection name

William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 7 Folder 4