J. C. Geest 26 September 1967 - 14 July 1968 journal

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The journal documents J. C. Geest's field work as part of the African Mammal Project (Smithsonian Institution), September 26, 1967 - July 14, 1968. Entries are dated and headed with location (country, region, and sometimes latitude and longitude). Narratives cover travel details, daily activities and time of day, collecting methods (including type and quantity of traps), specimens collected (type and quantity, sometimes sex), terrain and vegetation, habitat, rough sketches of collecting sites, campsites, observations of fauna (including insects) and flora (including plants in fruit, crops, and signs of cultivation), and weather. Locations include in regions of Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Eastern, Northern, Upper, Volta, Western, Ghana (1967-1968).

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 26, 1967

End Date

Jul 14, 1968

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.




  • Western
  • Ashanti
  • Brong-Ahafo
  • Northern
  • Ghana
  • Eastern
  • Volta


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

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