Echinoderms, drawings by Joseph Drayton

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The hand drawn and colored illustrations of starfish by Joseph Drayton during the United States Exploring Expedition Collection, dated October 1838 - November 1839. Each has a signature, date, and some have a location and notes. Drawings depict the entire and part of starfish. There is additional information recorded on the drawings: tab numbers, sometimes notebook numbers and page numbers, and additional numbers. Includes notes from J.P Couthouy. There are several reference to the location Orange Harbour. Refers to Goophyta.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 28, 1838

End Date

Oct 31, 1839

Access Information

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  • Asteroidea
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Echinodermata
  • Zoology
  • Starfish
  • Echinoderms
  • Zoologists


Tierra del Fuego


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 2