Field notes, 1962-1963 (2)

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The field book documents observations in Ceylon [Sri Lanka], 1962 - 1963. Includes barometer readings for Hambantota, with date ranges during 1962. Other notes include a variety of content. Some have daily entries with counts with time of day and observations of individual primates, noting quantity and sex. Others include entries every few minutes followed by notes on weather, animal behaviors and interactions for troops and individuals. Some identify specific troops. Some include explanatory sketches. There is also a typed description of 3 reconnaissance trips (dates, members, itinerary, gas, and mileage).

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  • Hambantota
  • Sri Lanka


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Slides (photographs)

Accession #

SIA Acc. 98-138

Collection name

Suzanne Ripley Papers, 1962-1972

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 21