Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940

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The correspondence is composed of letters and telegrams largely addressing permission of local Liberian officials to enter regions of the country to collect specimens. Mann includes in a letter with detailed itinerary and specifics about collecting while in Grand Cape Mount and Bendaja (Bindaja).

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 29, 1940

End Date

Jul 31, 1940

Access Information

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  • Zoos
  • Zoology
  • Wild animal collecting


  • Liberia
  • Grand Cape Mount
  • Bindaja


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

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


Box 6 Folder 6