Madagascar (1962) and Mexico (1963) J. H. Shaw, Madagascar (1962 - 62) Mauritius Islands (1962) E. D. Cashatt journal

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The journals document the collecting of J. H. Shaw and E. D. Cashatt for the Smithsonian Institution African Mammal Project, 1962 - 1963. The journal of J. D. Shaw covers work in Madagascar (October 22, 1962 - November 17, 1962) and Mexico (February 15 - 17, 1963). Entries are headed with date and locality (combination of country, region, town, distance from, sometimes elevation). Topics in entries are often broken out, including atmospheric conditions (temperatures, humidity, wet / dry bulb, weather), itinerary (with times of day), trap lines (bait, locations), collecting results, and remarks. Remarks include observations of habitat and collecting activities, observations of flora and fauna and specimens. Specimens include birds. There are lists of birds observed sometimes per day. There is a sketched maps of campsites, terrain / habitat, and collecting areas. Entries for Mexico are in similar format and content.|The field log of Everett D. Cashatt covers his collecting activities in Madagascar (August 30, 1962 - May 6, 1963) and Mauritius Islands (1962 - February 18, 1963). Entries are headed with Lot number (1 - 28) and topics: location (distance from, region, geological landmark), duration of stay, weather data (temperatures, relative humidity), miscellaneous. Miscellaneous includes notes on habitat, observed flora and fauna (including insects), and terrain.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 30, 1962

End Date

May 06, 1963

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.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Mexico
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

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