A. R. Hardy 19 July 1964 - 13 May 1965 journal

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The journal documents A. R. Hardy's field work in Mozambique and South Africa, and Bechuanaland Protectorate [Botswana] as part of the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, July 19, 1964 - May 13, 1965. Pages are numbered (88 - 123). Entries are dated and headed with locality (town, country). Content describes travel details (arrangements, routes), specimens collected (type, quantity, sometimes time of day and sex, including insects), colleagues with whom worked, collecting methods (type and quantity), temperature, weather, and specimen preparation. Collecting also occurred at night. Includes pamphlets and maps of South Africa with sketched areas covered by field work.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 19, 1964

End Date

May 13, 1965

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.




  • Mozambique
  • Botswana
  • South Africa


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Memorabilia

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