Walther Herwig, research vessel, field notes, includes field book of Robert H. Gibbs, 1966-1971

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This folder consists of the field notes and materials related to the research vessel Walther Herwig, 1966-1971. Materials include handwritten field notes, typed station information lists, typed specimen lists, correspondence (in German), hand-drawn graphs of salinity and temperature, and a field book by Robert H. Gibbs. The field book by Gibbs was written in 1971 and includes narrative diary-type entries describing the trip that set sail from Argentina, including stations, collecting activities, and observations. Localities include: Argentina, Tristan da Cunha, and Cape Town (South Africa), possibly others.

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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.




  • Argentina
  • Tristan da Cunha
  • Cape Town
  • South Africa


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Graphs
  • Correspondence

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