C. B. Robbins 16 September - 29 July 1968 journal

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The journal documents C. Brian Robbins' field work in as part of the African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution), September 16, 1967 - July 29, 1968. Pages are numbered (50 - 151). Entries are dated and headed with location (including country, region, town, landmarks, sometimes latitude and longitude). Descriptions cover travel details (destinations, time of day, arrangements), trapping methods sometimes with time of day (including type and quantity of traps), specimens collected (type, quantity, sometimes age, and description), colleagues with whom he traveled (various), specimen preparation, interactions with local inhabitants, weather, terrain and vegetation, soil composition, and daily activities. Locations include Eastern region, Ghana (1967); regions of Atlantic, Central, Eastern, Borgon, and Atacora in Dahomey [Benin] (1968); Togo (1968).

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 16, 1967

End Date

Jul 29, 1968

Access Information

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  • Benin
  • Togo
  • Ghana
  • Eastern


  • 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