J. W. LeDuc 08 January 1968 - 22 May 1969

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


The journal documents J. W. LeDuc's field work in Dahomey [Benin] as part of the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, January 8, 1968 - May 22, 1969. Pages are numbered (156 - 317). Entries are dated, sometimes headed with locality (combination of region, latitude and longitude, country). Content describes daily activities and time of day, travel details (arrangements, supplies, accommodations, campsites), specimens collected (type and quantity), collecting method (type and quantity), observed flora and fauna, Locations include regions: Atacora, Borgou, Central, Eastern, Mono, Dahomey [Benin]; Regions of Maritime, Savanna, Togo; Eastern, Volta, Ghana; Ivory Coast [Côte d'Ivoire].

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 08, 1968

End Date

May 22, 1969

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.




  • Benin
  • Togo
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Ghana


  • 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