H. W. Setzer 29 October 1965 - 12 October 1968 journal

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The journal documents Hank W. Setzer's field work as part of the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, October 29 - December 10, 1965; September 7 - September 30, 1966; October 9 - October 12, 1968. Entries are dated and sometime headed with locality (combination of region, country, town, distance from). Content describes travel details (campsites, routes), daily work and time of day, colleagues with whom worked, interactions with local inhabitants, temperatures and weather, night hunting, collecting method (type, quantity), specimens collected (type, quantity), vegetation including crops, observed wildlife (including abundance). Includes a sketch of anatomy for Hipposideros cyclops, dated October 14, 1968. Locations include Senegal, Nigeria (1965); Rhodesia, Bechuanaland, South Africa (1966); Ghana (1968).

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 29, 1965

End Date

Oct 12, 1968

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.




  • Senegal
  • Nigeria


  • 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