Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, N. Peterson, D. Peacock and R. Peacock, 30 July - 16 October 1966, journal

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The journal documents the field work of Norman Peterson, D. Peacock, and R. Peacock for the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, July 30 - October 16, 1966. Entries come in two formats. The first area dated with descriptions of travel details (destination, time of day, routes), daily activities, interactions and meetings with colleagues. The second are numbered topics including quantity and distribution of snap traps; details on mist traps; quantity of mammals collected; quantity of trap nite (?); weather conditions, temperature, vegetation and habitat, sometimes with time of day; animals processed including specimen numbers. There are hand drawn maps of collecting locations.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 30, 1966

End Date

Oct 16, 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.






  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-449

Collection name

Division of Mammals, Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, 1965 - 1968

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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