Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, Norman Peterson, 2 -31 January 1967 journal

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The journal documents the field work of Norman Peterson for the Smithsonian Venezuelan Project, January 2 - 31, 1967. Appears to include entries from initials D. P., possibly Daniel B. Peacock. Entries are dated and describe travel details (routes, destinations, mode of travel, campsites), daily activities and time of day, interactions with colleagues and inhabitants, observations of vegetation and wildlife (sometimes with notes about altitude and locality information), weather and temperature, and notes on blood samples. Entries relating to specimen collecting are structured as numbered lists, describing method of collecting (including type, location, and quantity), types and quantities of specimens (mammals, birds, insects, and amphibians), weather, specimens processed (11357 - 12267), and comments on collecting (including investigations of condition and health of specimens). There are multiple hand drawn maps of collecting areas with notes. Locations are sometimes numbered areas and information includes a combination of town or district, distance from, latitude and longitude and altitude. There are notes about communications with C. O. Handley about specimens.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 02, 1967

End Date

Jan 31, 1967

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
  • Herpetology
  • Entomology
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology




  • 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