Drawings of Salmonidae

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The hand drawn illustrations were created by Joseph Drayton and John Richard of fish observed or collected during the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Illustrations were created during and after the expedition. Some are rough sketches with extensive notes in preparation for more detailed drawings, others highly detailed drawings. Some are in color. Information recorded with them includes scientific name, assigned numbers, and sometimes notes about collecting of specimens, appearance, color, location, date, and creator. Locations recorded include the Walla Walla River and Columbia River.

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  • Walla Walla River
  • Columbia River


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

14 illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 6 Folder 30