Field notes, M. L. Cunningham

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The field book documents the mammal collecting of M. L. Cunningham in Vietnam. Work was completed in conjunction with Peter F. D. Van Peenen, and John F. Duncan to study the epidemiology of zoonoses of Southeast Asia (Navy Research Project MR 4305.12-3004) on Côn So'n Island. Journal entries are dated and headed with location. They detail collecting methods (type, quantity, location), specimens, daily work, terrain and vegetation. After a blank portion of the notebooks is a list of mammal specimens collected on Côn So'n Island: numbers MLC12 - MLC111 with type, 4 measurements, USNM catalog number, location and some notes on specimen preparation. Location information sometimes includes room in buildings. There are hand drawn maps of collecting sites.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 31, 1968

End Date

Apr 05, 1968

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.




Viet Nam


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-454

Collection name

M. L. Cunningham field book, Division of Mammals, 1962 - 1968

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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