Annotated lists of specimens received from the US Exploring Expedition, 1838 - 1842

ID: SIA RU007186

Creator: United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1838-1842

Citation: United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

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Abstract

The annotated lists document specimens received from the US Exploring Expedition, 1838 - 1842. The specimens include birds, plants, shells, coral, and ethnological specimens. Information includes specimen number, species, location (latitude and longitude positions or geographical location), sex, sometimes measurements, collector, and date collected. The lists are sometimes arranged by ship. Remarks are included about condition of wrapping and specimen upon arrival. Locations include locations in South America and Pacific Ocean.

Date Range

1838-1842

Start Date

1838

End Date

1842

Access Information

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ethnology
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany

Place

  • South America
  • Negro, Río
  • Chile

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 7