Robert P. Higgins Papers : field data, Canada, Panama, Honduras, United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, Thailand, Mexico, Japan, Seychelles, Australia, Navassa Island, Fiji, Mariana Islands, 1977, 1979, 1986-1989.

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Robert P. Higgins, born in 1932, is an invertebrate zoologist who held various positions at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of Natural History, 1968-1996. The Smithsonian Institution Archives house field notes that document his collecting trips around the world. This field book is constituted of cards with forms filled in pencil. They provide station notes for visited fields from around the world. Station numbers are given, along with names and coordinates of locations, and names of collectors. Soil condition and sampling procedures are given, with types of specimens. Most cards are checked as "logged". Some additional notes are pasted at the back of some cards.

Date Range

1977, 1979, 1986-1989

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  • Zoology
  • Invertebrates


  • Navassa Island
  • Fiji
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Seychelles
  • United Kingdom
  • Thailand
  • Mariana Islands
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Panama
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Australia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-105

Collection name

Robert P. Higgins Papers, 1957-1960, 1963-1965, 1968, 1972, 1976-1993

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1, folder 3