C. O. Handley, Jr., Mould Bay, Blue Dolphin Labrador Expedition 1950, field notes and daily journal, 1950

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The 26 pages of typed field notes and journal document the field work of Charles O. Handley, Jr. in Canada (Labrador), and his work in the Blue Dolphin Labrador Expedition during June - July, 1950. Field notes provide background, list of personnel, and narrative, parts excerpted from the field report of Commander David C. Nutt, USNR. Narrative describes travel and work during the expedition. Entries are broken up by route ranges or dates. They detail travel route to Labrador from Boothbay Harbor, Maine; Newfoundland; Hamilton Inlet to Lake Melville; activities of staff; plans; weather, work completed while aboard ship (hydrographic readings), anchorages, specimen collecting efforts on land (sites), observations of flora and fauna (abundance, types). After narrative, general commons are addressed: weather, plan of work. For clarity, notes include a list of personnel and their nicknames. Journal entries are dated and describe daily activities and times of day, specimens collected, work of colleagues, weather, vegetation and terrain. Includes a copy of the field notes and journal.

Date Range


Start Date

May 31, 1950

End Date

Jun 30, 1950

Access Information

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  • Canada
  • Melville, Lake
  • Newfoundland and Labrador


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-448

Collection name

Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals