Diaries and field notes, 1915 - 1972 (2)

ID: SIA RU007396

Creator: HL vol. II - 1934

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1934

Citation: Harry Stephen Ladd Papers, circa 1915-1982 and undated

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The notebook is the second of two volumes and documents H. S. Ladd's work in Fiji during July 19 - August 12, 1934. Pages are numbered (1 -108). Entries are dated and headed with location. They are written in the format of a series of letters to Ed (possibly Edward, no last name listed), describing observations of the reefs and inland sites (including caves), weather, daily work, extensive descriptions of interactions with local inhabitants and colleagues (referred to as Willy, last name may be Wainifoco), travel logistics, fossils and shells collected, sites where field work was completed, including a extended sail to other islands in Fiji. There are entries written by his colleague.

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Start Date

Jul 19, 1934

End Date

Aug 12, 1934

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  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007396

Collection name

Harry Stephen Ladd Papers, circa 1915-1982 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


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