Diary, 1914, of trip with Wilfred Hudson Osgood and George Howard Parker to Pribilof Islands, Alaska

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Abstract

The diary is from Edward Preble's trip with Wilfred Hudson Osgood and George Howard Parker to Pribilof Islands to Alaska in 1914. Entries are dated, and list travel destinations. It includes multiple tables in between journal entries. Entries describe weather, vegetation, wildlife (including birds), physical surroundings, group sealing (hunting) by indigenous inhabitants, especially fur seals. Includes seal counts at several locations in the Western Aleutian islands. There is also a list of photographs taken. Locations include the vicinity of the West Aleutians -- Pribilof Islands, Akutan Harbor, Polovina Hill, and Sea Lion Rock.

Date Range

1914

Start Date

Jul 04, 1914

End Date

Sep 18, 1914

Access Information

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Seals (Animals)
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Polovina Hill
  • United States
  • Akutan Harbor
  • Alaska
  • Pribilof Islands
  • Aleutians West
  • Sea Lion Rock

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007252

Collection name

Edward Alexander Preble Papers, 1887-1957 and undated

Physical Description

1 diary

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 13 Folder 8