Austin E. Lamberts, Samoa, April-August 1969.

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Austin E. Lamberts (1914-2006) was a physician who served as a flight surgeon during WWII. After an accident paralyzed his hand he studied marine zoology in the University of Hawaii. He then traveled the globe extensively, becoming a world expert on coral taxonomy, pioneering new techniques in electron microscopy, reclassifying Pacific coral and discovering several new coral species. Throughout his 70's and well into his 80's, Austin also worked as a medical missionary, traveling to Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Panama, Haiti, Tanzania, Cambodia, Thailand, Rwanda, and the South Pacific. This field book contains notes on a field trip to Samoa, from April to August 1969. It gives dates, from April 20 to August 18, 1969, and stations as well as details on the specimens of mollusks that were found, and includes many drawings of sites, some hand-colored in red.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 20, 1969

End Date

Aug 18, 1969

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  • Marine Biology
  • Animals
  • Mollusks
  • Marine biology


  • Pacific Ocean
  • Samoa


  • 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


Box 1, folder 11