Diary of expedition to the Choco of Columbia, photographs and source materials, 1931

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This item consists of a typed copy of W. A. Archer's diary from his expedition to El Choco (Columbia) in 1931. It includes original photographs and sketches as appendices. These materials were probably taken directly from the original journal (see related item MODSI6662). Includes a map with hand drawn route of travel. Black and white photographs depict: mules; paths traveled; local people; local huts and buildings; local crafts, art, and blow guns; local vegetation and landscape; and other subjects. Also includes compiled data charts showing temperature, rainfall, and other data.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 28, 1931

End Date


Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.


  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Colombia
  • Lloró
  • Chocó


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 11-103

Collection name

W. Andrew Archer field books, 1930-1951, from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library