1989 Bocas BCI NIH

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The notebook documents the mammal collecting of C. O. Handley in Panama and Bocas del Toro, January 24 - June 12, 1989. Begins with a calendar of travel destinations and notes relating to colleagues. Includes loose inserts. Journal entries are dated and begin with location or route. Entries describe weather and temperature, travel details (mode of transportation, time of day, accommodations, distances), personal observations, daily activities, routes, vegetation (including figs) and terrain, interactions with colleagues, local staff, expenses, collecting methods, campsites, specimens collected. Also describes period of illness and hospital stay. There are sometimes notes in the margins. Includes hand drawn map of collecting location and assorted sketches or residential quarters. Locations include Bocatorito.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 24, 1989

End Date

Jun 12, 1989

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.




  • Barro Colorado
  • Panama
  • Bocatorito
  • Bocas del Toro, Archipiélago de


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-448

Collection name

Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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