Account book

ID: SIA RU007428

Creator: Erdman, Donald S.

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1948

Citation: Donald S. Erdman Papers, 1948

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Abstract

Account book and one sheet of paper dating from the Spring and Summer of 1948. The account book contains lists of expenses, including the cost of purchasing specimens. The book also contains a number of sketches (some in color), labeled with genus and number (approx. U-48-123 to U-48-175), sometimes including sex, locality, and other information. Localities include the Red Sea. The sheet of paper contains a list of fish collected or seen in the Persian Gulf.

Date Range

1948

Start Date

1948

End Date

1948

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Topic

  • Ichthyology
  • Fisheries

Place

  • Red Sea
  • Persian Gulf

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007428

Collection name

Donald S. Erdman Papers, 1948

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 1

[[Front cover]] [[preprinted]] Memoranda [[/preprinted]]
Donald S. Erdman Persian gulf finance record started Mar. 3, 1948 [[end page]] [[start page]] 178732
[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[table with 3 columns - 1st column gives number, 2nd column gives description, 3rd column gives price with a verical line indicating decimal points of prices.]] No. 1. | execution fee on passport Mar 3, 1948 | 1.00 [[this and following dates are written slightly above following wording.]] 2. Mar.11 shirt, 3 shorts, pants 6.28 3. Mar.16 canvas bag 2.99 1 pr. heavy sneakers 1.69 pith helmet .99 4. Mar.16 shirt 1.95 pants 2.95 5. Mar.19 Travelers checks $150 1.13 6. Mar.18 heavy sneakers 1.69 7. Mar.19 sun glasses 2.99 8. Mar.19 shoes basket weave 9.00 32.66
total from previous page 32.66 [[underline]]38.10[[underline]] total this page 70.76 38.10 [[written alone near bottom of page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[dates and vertical lines same as prior entry]] No. 9. Mar 22 camera shade, lens filter and adapter ring 7.35 10. tips (for porters) 1.00 11. pocket watch no receipt 2.25 12 Mar 22 6 eel pot funnels 3.40 13. Mar. 21 lunch + tip 1.00 14. Mar 24 Hotel Estoril 10.50 15. Apr. 1 letter to Schultz .40 16. Apr. 3 sweater at Bahrein 35 rup [[?]] 10.00 17. Laundry Apr. 14 .40 [[overwriting what was originally .50]] 18. specimens 4/26 2 reals .60 19. specimens 4/27 4 reals 1.20
total from previous pages 70.76 [[strikethrough]] 18.60 _______ 89.36 1.20 90.56 [[/strikethrough]] 70.76 21.90 _____ 92.66 21.90 [[strikethrough]] 91.66 [[strikethrough]] total [[strikethrough]] damn [[strikethrough]] Indian at Aramco canteen refused to give receipt $ [[strikethrough]] 18.60 [[/strikethrough]] total this page 19.70 [[end page]] [[start page]] [[table of expenses]] [[three columns - first column - number, second column - description, third column - amount]] [[Vertical line separating third column]] 20. May 18 flying fish .30 21. letter to Schultz May 19 .40 22. May 3 specimens .45 23 May 6 U-48-41 .40 24 May 30 letter to Schultz .40 25. June 5 2 films 8 1/2 R 2.55 26. birth certificate Mar 3 Kept by State Dept. 1.00 27. June 11, trip with fisherman 10 r. 3.00 28. "Sim" berry seed poison June 12 3 r. 1.00 29. taxi fare to Owali June 12 12 r. 3.60 30. gerrur " [[Ditto for: June 12]] 6 r. 1.50 31. June 17, letter to Schultz .40 32. June 20, fish specimens 2 r. .60 33. June 26, 1 shirt 5 r. 1.50 34 " " [[Dittos for: June 26]] letter to Schultz .40 35 June 30 solder 16 gal. tank in Jidda 2 r. .60 36 July 4 fish picture Jidda 1 r. .30 37. July 6 fish picture Jidda 1 r. .30 38. June 26 1 r. tip to cab driver .30 39. July 12 Fishmarket 10 r. 3.00 [[strikethrough]] 1.80 [[/strikethrough]] [[/table]]
Total carried forward 89.36 90.56 [[following dates pointing to 40. and 41. in table on next page]] July 16 - July 17 [[image - arrow pointing to note 41. in table on following page]] 90.56 31.50 ________ 122.06 .04 ________ 122.10 1.[[strikethrough]] 00 [[/strikethrough]]10 from previous page ________ 123.20 [[end page]] [[start page]] [[table consisting of three columns, the first made up of a numbered transaction, the second the details of the transaction and the third, seperated from the other two by a vertical line gives the amount with the decimal point indicated by a another vertical line.]] [[July 16]] 40. 2 Luti Jidda MKt. 12r. 3.60 [[July 17]] 41. Sharka Parapercis 10r. 3.00 42. [[underlined]] Epinephelus [[/underlined]] July 20. 10r. 3.00 43. Letter to Schultz Ju. 20 2r. .60 44. color film Rochester Ju. 20 4r. 1.20 45. Red Sea & P. Gulf Report to Schultz Ju. 21 3r. .90 46. Color film to Rochester July 23 4r. 1.20 47. letter Austin Clark J. 21 [[strikethrough]] 1 [[/strikethrough]] 1/2r .15 48. " [[Ditto for: letter]] F.A. Chace 23 1/2r .15 49. Camera duty June 28 13.60 50. lecture talk copy to Schultz July 26 1 1/2r .45 51. black & white film to Museum 4 1/2r 1.35 52. 2 letters to Schultz Aug. 3 2 2/3r. .80 53. letter to Dr. Hora 1 2/3r. .50 54. letter to Schultz Aug. 7 2r. .60 55. to cab driver for lifting boxes Aug. 7 1r. .30 56 letter & post card to Schultz Aug. 18 .04 [[total]] 31.50 [[/total]] [[/table]]
[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] May 31 57 [[Blegvad?]] Denmark .40 58. Air freight 2 boxes 8.90 Aug 25
[[two blank pages]]
[[left page drawing of fish with purple dots, right page blank]] Ostracion abu sanduk
[[left page drawing of yellow fish with "horn", right page blank]] 39 Gubat Ashra [[Gubat Ashra is a place in Saudi Arabia,5 miles north of Jidda, Mr. Erdman was in this area and mentions the area in other writings]] Masus unicornis
[[left page,image sketch of fish, right page blank ]] 38 [[underline]] Acanthurus [[/underline]] Gubat Ashra
[[left page, sketch of shark like fish with black tipped fins, right page blank]] 37 Eulamia = "OS" Red sea = 1[[female gender symbol]] Eulamia "OS" U-48-143
[[left page sketch of green fish with red lines on head, right page blank]] 36 Read Sea Green labrid U-48-140
[[left page, sketch of brown fish with multicolored stripe running over eye, right page blank]] 35. U-48-124
[[left page, sketch of light blue fish, right page blank]] 34. U-48-21
[[ left page, outline of fish with two long whiskers, right page blank]] 33 Upeneus
[[left page, almost exact same sketch of Upeneus from prior page, right page blank]] 32 Upeneus
[[left page,another similar sketch of Upeneus, to prior two pages, right page blank]] 31 Upeneus
[[left page, outline of fish, right page blank]] 30 Chaetodon
[[left page sketch of yellow fish, with a few black strips around the edge of its body, right page blank]] 29 Megaprotodon [[strikethrough]]chaetodon[[strikethrough]] Gubat Ashra type
28 [[Image-fish with black stripe on face and yellow fins]] U-48-138 Chaetodon - Red Sea 1/2 inch T.L. 48. [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
27 [[image- fish]] Scolopsis [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
26 [[image- fish] Scolopsis [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
25 [[image- Red fish with yellow highlights and darker red spots]] Epinephelus U-48-142 [[strikethrough]] Lutjanus [[/strikethrough]] Luti [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
24 [[image- fish]] Lutjanus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
23 [[image- fish]] Lutjanus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
22 [[image- fish]] Lutjanus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
21 [[image- fish]] Lutjanus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
20 [[image-fish]] Lutjanus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
19 [[image- fish]] Lutjanus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
18 [[image- fish]] Pomacentrus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
17 [[image- fish]] Pomacentrus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
16 [[image- fish]] Pomacentrus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
15 [[image- fish]] Pomacentrus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
14 [[image- blue fish]] Blue ehromis like Red specimens [[strikethrough]] pomacentrus [[/strikethrough]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
13 [[image- striped blue fish]] Pomacentrus Dasyllus aruranus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
12 [[image- grey fish with yellow tail]] Pomacentrus Red Sea [[end page]][[start page]] [[blank page]]
11 [[image- fish]] scarus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
10 [[image- blue fish]] Scarus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
9 [[image- fish]] Scarus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
8 [[image- brown and grey spotted fish with yellow stomach]] Scarus U-48-139 [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
7 [[image- fish]] Scarus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
6 [[image- fish]] Lethrinus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
5 [[image- fish]] Lethrinus [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
4 U-48-121 [[image- green fish with vertical and horizontal red and orange stripes]] wrasse [[end page]][[start page]] [[blank page]]
3 [[image- green fish with blue stripes and spots and red spots]] wrasse U-48-123 [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
2 [[image- grey red and yellow fish]] wrasse (purple) [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
1 [[image- green fish with red and orange stripes]] wrasse U-48-125 [[end page]] [[start page]] Miss Leonardini 6-J-3 Marco Bormioli Philip Braun 1436A Kings Rd. Pickled Herring Woman's Home Companion Cook Book Salt Herring 3 Onion, sliced, 2/3 to 1 cup Bay leaf, 1 small pepper corns 3-4 Boiling water, 1/2 cup White wine vinegar, 1 1/2 cups Thick sour cream, 1/2 cup
[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] [[blank page]]
[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] Angel fish [[image - pencil sketch of Angel fish]] Chaetodon
Angel fish [[image - pencil sketch of Angel fish]] Chaetodon
[[image - incomplete pencil sketch of a fish]]
[[image - pencil sketch of a fish]] Upeneus
[[image - pencil sketch of a fish]] Scolopsis
Lutjanus [[image - pencil sketch of a fish]]
[[image- fish]] Pomacentrus
[[image- fish]] Scarus
[[image- fish]] [[word appears to be a bleed-through from other side of page. Klesj?]]
[[image- fish]]
[[image-fish]] wrasse
[[blank page]] [[end page]] [[start page]] Max Rüppell Fische aus den Röthen Meere
[[back cover]] [[preprinted]] 50171 Manufactured by U.S. Government Printing Office [[/preprinted]]
[[preprinted letterhead]] Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum Washington, D.C. [[/preprinted letterhead]] [[Right top corner]] Donald S. Erdman June 27, 1948 [[/Right top corner]] Fishes: Persian Gulf preliminary identification of fish collected or seen [[numbered list in two columns]] 1. Chiloscyllium griseum 2. Carcharias menisorrah 3. Carcharias acutus 4. Dasybatus 5. Devil fish ? # 6. Rhynchobatus djiddensis # 7. R. granulatus 8. Chirocentrus dorab 9. Pussumiera acuta 10. anchovy 11. Dorosoma nasus 12. Sardinella (2 species?) 13. Arius thalassinus 14. Plotosus anguillaris 15. Ophichthyid eel 16. Tylosurus sp. 17. Abennes hians 18. Hemirhamphus 19. flying fish 20. Cyprinodon dispar 21. [[strikethrough]] Epinephelus areolotus ?[[/strikethrough]] Cephalopholis 22. E. tauvina 23. Terapon puta 24. T. jarbua 25. Pelates quadrilineatus 26. Dermogenys 27. Striped grunt ? 28. Apogon thurstoni 29. Apogon sp. 30. Sillago sihama 31. Caranx crumenophthalmus 32. Caranx (sp.) 33. Seriola 34. Chorinemus lysan 35. Traohinotus baillonii 36. Lutjanus fulviflamma ? [[/first column]] [[second column]] 37. Lutjanus sp. 38. Nemipterus japonicus 39. Scolopsis personatus 40. Scolopsis sp. 41. Gerres punctatus 42. Gerres sp. 43. Plectorhynchus cinctus #44. P. schotaf ?# #45. Mulloidichthys auriflamma ?# 46. Upeneus tragula 47. Upeneus 48. Lethrinus nebulosus 49. L. miniatus 50. Lethrinus (sp.) #51. Sparus spinifer 52. Sparus datnia 53. Sparus bifasciatus 54. Sparus cuvieri 55. Sargus noct 56. Crenidens crenidens 57. Gnathodentex ? 58. Platax 59. Megaprotodon 60. Heniochus acuminatus 61. Pomacanthus maculosus 62. Pomacentrus (black) 63. Pomacentrus (yellow tail) 64. Abudefduf marginatus 65. Callyodon dussumieri #66. Choerodon ? 67. Halichoeres (green) 68. grey wrasse 69. Plesiops nigricans 70. Plesiops (brown) 71. Pseudochromid (orange & blue) 72. Siganus siganus 73. Siganus punctatus [[/second column]] # specimens seen but not in collection
74. Parapercis #75. Scomber microlepidotus #76. Thynnus #77. albacore #78. Cybium guttatum 79. Cybium commersonnii #80. Rachycentrum canadus 81. Gobius sp. 82. Bathygobius #83. Torpedo panthera #84. Pristis zysron 85. Petroscirtes punctatus 86. Salarias-sp. 87. Periophthalmus (blue spots) 88. Periophthalmus (from Bahrain) 89. Callionymus 90. Salarias sp. with tufts 91. Sphyraena 92. Chelon 93. Atherina forskali 94. Aterinid (bluehead) 95. scorpaenid 96. Platycephalus 97. Arnoglossus aspilos? 98. Solea elongata 99. Brachirus orientalis 100. Echeneis naucrates 101. Triacantus indicus 102. Paramonacanthus 103. Ostracion (squarish no points [[written above "points"]] spines [[/written above "points"]) 104. Lagocephalus 105. Tetraodon stellatus 106. Chilonodon patoca 107. Batrachus grunniens 108. Pegasus 109. Sygnathus 110. Hippocampus #111. Aetobatus #112. marlin