Notes on the Philippine Expedition of the Steam Albatross, volume I, October 16 1907 - January 18, 1908

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


The volume documents the field work of Paul Bartsch during the Albatross Philippine Expedition, for the dates: October 16- 1907 to January 19, 1908. Entries are dated and narrative in structure, sometimes containing tables of data. They describe observations of wildlife and are often organized by time of day. These include notes about abundance, location, and characteristics. There are also descriptions of ship movements, observations of coastline, specimens collected, work completed, and daily activities. There are notes in the margins highlighting topics in the entries relating to birds, plankton and other fauna or to location. Contains a hand drawn map with notations and barometric and thermometric readings. Also includes a publication "A visit to Midway Island" from the Auk (1922) and "A list of birds collected by Dr. Paul Bartsch in the Philippine Islands, Borneo, Guam and Midway Island, with descriptions of three new forms" published by the U.S. National Museum (1909). Locations include but are not limited to the Philippines.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 16, 1907

End Date

Jan 18, 1908

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at


  • Marine Invertebrates
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Invertebrates
  • Ornithology




  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-213

Collection name

Paul Bartsch Papers, 1907-1937, 1989

Physical Description

1 notebook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 1