R. E. Vaden 12 October 1969 - 20 July 1970 Morocco journal

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The journal documents R. E. Vaden's field work in Morocco as part of the African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution), October 12, 1969 - July 20, 1970. Pages are numbered (141 - 277). Entries are headed with date and location (combination of country, province, town) sometimes includes latitude and longitude. Entries describe travel details, work with colleagues (various), location information with distances from landmarks, terrain and vegetation, descriptions of soil composition, specimens collected (quantity and type), collecting methods (including type and quantity of traps), daily activities and times of day, interactions with local inhabitants and colleagues, weather and temperature (including hurricane in March), relative humidity, campsites, local staffing, descriptions of wildlife and abundance. Notes collecting some herpetology specimens. Locations were across Morocco.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 12, 1969

End Date

Jul 20, 1970

Access Information

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  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-444

Collection name

Division of Mammals, Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, 1961 - 1972

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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