Original Invoices and other official papers of the US Exploring Expedition

ID: SIA RU007186

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Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1839-1840

Citation: United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

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Creator

  • United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
  • Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885
  • United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)

Abstract

These includes the various original invoices and other official papers of the U. S. Exploring Expedition. Included are correspondence, specimen lists, and invoices. There are varying amounts of information given in the correspondence relating to the shipments of specimens. They generally describe contents, main type of element collected, sometimes information about the collector. Lists sometimes give collecting location and description. Correspondence also relates lists of sketches that were sent back, including descriptions. Materials include official letters to Capt. Wilkes, 1839 - 1840, mostly transmitting shipping lists of specimens, and some loose sheets from the purser's account book, 1838; original invoices of shells, 1839 - 1840; original invoices of miscellaneous specimens, 1839 - 1841; original invoices and catalogue of geological and mineralogical specimens, 1839 - 1840. There are several references to Orange Harbour.

Date Range

1839-1840

Start Date

1839

End Date

1840

Access Information

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Topic

  • Crustacea
  • Plants
  • Mineralogy
  • Geology
  • Botany

Place

  • Tahiti
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Patagonia
  • Tierra del Fuego
  • Fiji
  • Peru
  • Chile
  • New Zealand

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 3 Folder 5