Journal, January 1 - March 29, 1958

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The journal documents Helmut K. Buechner's field work with kob, January 1 - March 29, 1958. Entries are dated and narrative in style. They describe daily activities with time of day; individuals with whom he met, traveled, and worked (frequently including affiliations); work completed; method of collecting (including blood samples); details about collected kob (including sex, type, notes on anatomy); methods of documentation (photographs and films); issues with personal health; travel details; personal observations; descriptions of wildlife (elephant, buffalo, waterbuck, kob, warthog); and vegetation (type, condition in environment). Includes list of composition counts of wildlife types per location, with approximate numbers, sex, and age. Locations are across Uganda, including Paraa and Masindi. Much of the notebook is blank.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 01, 1958

End Date

Mar 29, 1958

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  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Paraa
  • Uganda


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007279

Collection name

Helmut Karl Buechner Papers, 1939-1975

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 16 Folder 10