Echinoderms, drawings by Joseph Drayton

ID: SIA RU007186

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Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1838-1839

Citation: United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

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Creator

  • Drayton, Joseph
  • Couthouy, J. P.
  • United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)

Abstract

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

1838-1839

Start Date

Feb 28, 1838

End Date

Oct 31, 1839

Access Information

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Topic

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

Place

Tierra del Fuego

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 2 Folder 2