Presidential cruise, accession 148787, Galapagos, 1938

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This folder contains field notes and other documents related to fish collections made during the Presidential Cruise to the Galapagos in 1938, on which Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a participant. Two sheets of paper each have the heading Seriola colburni; it appears that each sheet may correspond to one specimen of this species [preferred name: Seriola rivoliana]. A list of measurements is recorded on each sheet. On one sheet the number 538-18 is recorded at the top; on the other sheet, 538-21 is recorded at the top. Also in the folder is a typed list of tin tag numbers of fish collected on the cruise; numbers span from 1 to 27, with additional unnumbered specimens listed at the end. Collections date from 19 July - 1 August 1938; a specimen collected on 6 August 1938 is recorded on another list. Localities include Mexico, islands of the Galapagos Islands [Archipiélago de Colón], Clipperton Island, Cocos Island [Isla del Coco], and Old Providence Island [Isla de Providencia]. Other contents of the folder are carbon copies of a typed station list and a typed list of fishes.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 30, 1938

End Date

Jul 31, 1938

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Fishes at (301) 238-1736 to make an appointment.




  • Colón, Archipiélago de
  • Ecuador
  • Colombia
  • Clipperton Island
  • Providencia, Isla de
  • Mexico
  • France
  • Coco, Isla del
  • Costa Rica


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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 folder

Physical Location

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