Vava'u, 1928

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Abstract

The notes documents the work of J. Edward Hoffmeister in Vava'u [Tonga] while working for the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1928. Entries are dated and narrative in structure, and describe routes traveled, observations of geological characteristics of terrain (beaches, reefs etc.) that sometime include measurements, hand drawn maps, sketches of terrain, and details about specimens collected. Specimen details include identification, description of location where collected, sketches, sometimes specimen number. Includes coral specimens. Some entries specify station numbers.

Date Range

1928

Start Date

1928

End Date

1928

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Paleontology

Place

  • Vava'u
  • Tonga

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-036

Collection name

J. Edward Hoffmeister papers, 1928, 1934, 1939

Physical Description

1 Field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 1