Drawings of duplicate Clupoids

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The 13 hand drawn and colored drawings of Clupoid fish were created by Joseph Drayton and John Richard from fish observed or collected during the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Most images are highly detailed, and include notes about physical appearances, parts of the fish, and include dates and locations. Some appear to be early sketches, with additional notes for later drafts. Locations noted include Callao, Hawaiian islands, and Peru.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 01, 1838

End Date

Jan 20, 1841

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  • Callao
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Peru


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

13 illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 6 Folder 12