John Brooks Henderson, Jr., log of the Eolis, April 1912-June 1916.

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Creator

  • Henderson, J. B. (John Brooks), 1870-1923
  • Henderson, J. B. (John Brooks), 1870-1923

Alternate Title

Log of the Eolis beginnning May 1912

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. 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 field book is a logbook for an expedition of the Eolis on commission to collect specimens, starting in April 1912 from Annapolis, MD and traveling southwards. The pages are covered with diary notes on the trip, mostly related to the travel conditions, with a few mentions of specimen collection. Additional notes are inserted at end. the logs go from April 1912 to June 24, 1916.

Date Range

1912-1916

Start Date

1912

End Date

Jun 24, 1916

Access Information

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Topic

  • Marine biology
  • Mollusks

Place

Eastern United States

Form/Genre

  • 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 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1, folder 8