Schultz, Leonard Peter, part 6 : log for navy surveying expedition, USS Bushnell, Phoenix Island, 1939

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This volume is a field journal in which Leonard P. Schultz documents his participation in a navy surveying expedition on the U.S.S. Bushnell to islands of the South Pacific in 1939. The entries are dated 5 March - 18 August 1939. The Bushnell left San Diego on 1 April 1939 for Hawaii and then on to the Phoenix Islands [Phoenix Group] and other islands of the Pacific Ocean. Localities include Canton Island [Kanton], Enderbury Island [Enderbury Atoll], Hull Island [Oronoa], McKean Island [McKean Atoll; McKean Island], Swains Island, Rose Island, Tutuila Island [Tutuila], and others. Schultz records travel and field research activities, collections made, descriptions of specimens, natural history observations, life on the ship, and expenses. Several collections were made using poison at reefs. Pasted into the volume are colored sketches of fish, field maps, correspondence, tickets, and other documents relating to field work and travels.

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  • Enderbury Atoll
  • Orona
  • Swains Island
  • United States
  • Phoenix Group
  • Tutuila
  • Rose Island
  • American Samoa
  • Pacific Ocean
  • McKean Atoll; McKean Island
  • Kiribati
  • Kanton


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA RU007220

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), collected notes, lists, catalogs, illustrations, and records on fishes, circa 1835-1974 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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