National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937

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Creator

  • Mann, William M., 1886-1960
  • Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
  • Heinrich, Carl, 1880-1955
  • National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937

Alternate Title

Scrapbook

Abstract

The scrapbook is a collection of assorted documents and materials relating to the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937. It is organized chronologically, and begins with letter referring to the initial expedition proposal, and continues with correspondence, telegrams, programs, photographs, business cards, menus, postcards, news clippings of and about the trip. Pages usually list date and location; photographs include captions with additional information. Locations covered include: Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka Zoo), Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia (Belawan, near Prapat, Macassar, Atjeh [Aceh]), Thailand (Bangkok), and Egypt. Subject matter of photographs documents almost every aspect of the expedition from formal events to haircuts. Subjects include: portraits, local sites, homes, village and rural scenes, daily activities like fishing; children; indigenous people; animals including birds, snakes, tigers, water buffalo; care and transport of animals by land and see; personal accommodations; Rumphius' grave; and acrobats from Chinese circus.

Date Range

1934-1938

Start Date

Oct 22, 1934

End Date

May 11, 1938

Access Information

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Topic

  • Wild animal collecting
  • Zoology
  • Ethnology
  • Zoos

Place

  • Egypt
  • Hong Kong
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Malay Archipelago
  • Japan

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Scrapbooks

Accession #

SIA RU007293

Collection name

William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940

Physical Description

1 scrapbook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 23