Drawings of Pomocentroids

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Creator

  • United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
  • Drayton, Joseph
  • Richard, John H.
  • United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)

Abstract

The 27 hand drawn illustrations of Pomocentroids were created by Joseph Drayton and John Richard of fish observed or collected during the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Some were created during and others after. Includes sketches with varying levels of detail. Some are initial sketches, others preparations for publication. Information includes scientific name, sometimes location, creator, date, and notes. Locations noted include Oahu, Otahuti (New Zealand), Fiji, Valparaiso, Callao, Rid de Janeiro, and Samoa.

Date Range

1838-1885

Start Date

1838

End Date

1885

Access Information

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Topic

Ichthyology

Place

  • Samoa Islands
  • Otahuti
  • Janeiro, Rio de
  • Fiji
  • Oahu
  • Callao

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

27 illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 6 Folder 28