Drawings of unidentified fishes

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Creator

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

Abstract

The drawings were created possibly by Joseph Drayton and John Richard of fish observed or collected during the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Some are preparatory sketches created during the expedition, and highly detailed drawings appear to have been created after. They include assigned numbers, and notes on the sketch. The detailed illustrations have little attending information. The sketch is dated August 30, 1839 and have notes about appearance and maybe location.

Date Range

1839-1885

Start Date

Aug 30, 1839

End Date

1885

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Topic

Ichthyology

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

illustrations

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 6 Folder 34