R. D. Hepplewhite 12 March 1966 - 27 October 1966 journal

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The journal documents Robert D. Hepplewhite's field work in South Africa as part of the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, March 12 - October 27, 1966. Entries are dated and headed with locality (combination of town, country, distance from). Content describes travel details (routes), collecting methods (type and quantity), terrain (including farms seen), vegetation, colleagues with whom worked (usually referred to by initials), daily work and time of day, temperatures, terrain (including soil composition), habitat, and interactions with local inhabitants.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 12, 1966

End Date

Oct 27, 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.




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