R. M. Davis 01 July 1964 - 26 April 1965 (Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana) journal

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The journal documents R. M. Davis' field work in Mozambique, South Africa, and Botswana as part of the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, July 1, 1964 - April 26, 1965. Entries are dated and sometimes headed with locality (combination of town, district, country, distance from). Content describes travel details (supplies, arrangements, routes, meals in field), colleagues with whom worked, specimens collected (type and quantity), collecting methods (type, quantity), interactions with colleagues and local inhabitants, temperature (maximum and minimum), specimen preparation, terrain, and habitat.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 01, 1964

End Date

Apr 26, 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

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