John Brooks Henderson, Jr., a true account of the wanderings of the Eolis-- also the Doris-- in search of marine invertebrates from Bar Harbor and Eastport to Florida and the dry Tortugas-twice, 1909-1912.

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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. He also traveled to collect marine mollusks along the Southeastern United States. 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. This folder includes a logbook of expeditions on Henserson's yacht Eolis along the East Coast of the United States to the Florida Keys, as well as loose typewritten leaves that are revised stations lists for Eolia expeditions to Florida and Cuba. The log book includes 185 pages of diary notes on stations and conditions encountered by the expedition, without detailed lists of mollusk species. dates range from August 22, 1909 to the year 1912. The revised lists go from 1910 to August 1917 and relate to various sites in Florida and Cuba, giving a number or a letter, the station's name, and the depth and conditions at the station.

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Start Date

Aug 22, 1909

End Date


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  • Marine Biology
  • Animals
  • Mollusks
  • Marine biology


  • Florida Keys
  • Cuba
  • Maine
  • Bar Harbor
  • Eastport
  • Florida


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks
  • Diary

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, loose leaves)

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1, folder 7