T. N. Liversedge 16 November - 19 December 1965 journal

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The journal documents Tim N. Liversedge's field work in Bechuanaland [Botswana] and South Africa as part of the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, November 16 - December 19, 1965. Some pages are numbered (1 - 45). Entries are dated and headed with locality (combination of country, region, geological landmark, distance from). Content describes travel details (routes, campsites, arrangements, challenges), collecting method (type, quantity), daily work and time of day, specimens collected (type, quantity), specimen preparation, colleagues with whom worked, night hunting, daily activities, habitat and vegetation, weather, colleagues with whom worked, habitat, interactions with local inhabitants. Locations in South Africa include locations across Transvaal; locations across Namibia.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 16, 1965

End Date

Dec 19, 1965

Access Information

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  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Transvaal


  • 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