John Brooks Henderson, Jr., collecting in Cuba, February 1908-March 1920.

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Abstract

John Brooks Henderson, Jr., a diplomatic advisor to China, was a shell collector. Interested in the marine shell life of the West Indies, he participated in several expeditions to the Caribbean. His collections were donated to the United States National Museum. He did volunteer work in the Division of Mollusks in his spare time, and wrote several articles for the Proceedings of the United States National Museum and Bulletin of the United States National Museum. The field book is in a folder including 30 leaves of typewritten transcriptions of Henderson's notes. The field book itself includes handwritten notes on specimen collection in Cuba, covering February 1908 to March, 1920. The notes relate to various field trips and are accompanied by drawings of sites and by later marginalia and annotations. A map, blueprint showing relief and waterways of Cuba, is inserted in the field book.

Date Range

1908-1920

Start Date

1908

End Date

1920

Access Information

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Topic

  • Marine Biology
  • Animals
  • Mollusks
  • Marine biology

Place

Cuba

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 folder (1 book, 30 loose leaves)

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1, folder 6