D. E. Harvey (volume 1) 28 October 1965 - 29 July 1966 journal

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The journal documents Dean E. Harvey's field work in Senegal and Gambia as part of the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, October 28, 1965 - July 29, 1966. Pages are numbered (1 - 76). Entries are headed with date and location (combination of town, location, country, distance from). Narrative describes travel details (campsites, arrangements) daily activities and times of day, habitat, vegetation (including crops), collecting methods (type and quantity), specimens collected (type and quantity, includes insects [ectoparasites] and lizards), temperature (maximum and minimum), weather, relative humidity, interactions with local inhabitants, specimen preparation, and observed wildlife (including snakes).

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 28, 1965

End Date

Jul 29, 1966

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.


  • Entomology
  • Mammalogy


  • Senegal
  • Gambia


  • 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