R. E. Vaden 22 September 1968 - 12 July 1969 journal

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The journal documents R. E. Vaden's field work as part of the African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution), September 22, 1968 - July 12, 1969. Pages are numbered (1 - 140). Begins with a list of Upper Volta specimens returned by O.R.S.T.O.M.; camp records headed with location with types, quantities, and totals; tables of periodic measurements of humidity with date, am reading, pm reading,maximum and minimum. Entries are headed with date and locality (province, latitude and longitude, country). Details cover work with colleagues (various), local sites visited, collecting locations, specimens collected (type and quantity), daily activities and times of day, collecting methods (types and quantity of traps), habitat and vegetation, humidity and temperature, and campsites. Locations include sites across Upper Volta, Burkina Faso; Eastern region, Ghana.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 22, 1968

End Date

Jul 12, 1969

Access Information

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  • Burkina Faso
  • Eastern
  • Ghana


  • 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