D. L. Herbert 06 December 1965 - 04 July 1966 journal

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Abstract

The journal documents D. L. Herbert's field work in Nigeria as part of the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, December 6, 1965 - July 4, 1966. Entries are dated and sometimes headed with location. Content describes travel details (campsites, travel challenges), locality descriptions (distance from landmarks, collecting methods (type, quantity), specimens collected (type, quantity, including ectoparasites, sometimes specimen number), temperature and weather, work with colleagues, interactions with local inhabitants, terrain seen enroute, sometimes humidity, hunting behavior of local inhabitants, observations of wildlife, and visits to plantations. Includes sketches of specimens. Notes collected also occurred at night.

Date Range

1965-1966

Start Date

Dec 06, 1965

End Date

Jul 04, 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.

Topic

  • Entomology
  • Mammalogy

Place

Nigeria

Form/Genre

  • 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