Robert Tucker Abbott, station numbers 300-329, 1948-1950.

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Abstract

R. T. Abbott was a medical malacologist. He became Assistant Curator and Associate Curator of the Department of Mollusks. He also was a Navy bomber pilot during WWII, and later joined the Naval Medical Research Unit to study in particular schistosomiasis, a disease affecting troops in the Pacific. This field book shows the list of numbers for various field stations visited by Abbott, in Florida, Kenya, Mombasa Island, Tanganyika, Zanzibar, and Guam. The notes are dated from January 27, 1948, to June 18, 1950. The stations are numbered 300 to 329. After a number of blank pages are added various notes, and a folder stationery sheet is inserted; it has the letterhead of an exporter of sea shells in East Africa. More notes are added at end.

Date Range

1948-1950

Start Date

Jan 27, 1948

End Date

Jun 18, 1950

Access Information

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Topic

  • Schistosomiasis
  • Animals
  • Mollusks
  • Schistosoma

Place

  • Tanzania
  • Florida
  • Kenya
  • Zanzibar
  • Mombasa

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-315

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U. S.), Department of Invertebrate Zoology, curatorial records, 1893-1969

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1, folder 3