Robert P. Higgins Papers : field notes, Singapore, 1988.

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Abstract

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 includes a printed list of codes and abbreviations for supplies, methods for collecting samples and species names. Then 6 leaves of printed forms out 26 are filled in pencil with field notes; they cover "Singapore, Southern Islands near an island west of a Shell Oil refinery" near Semakan Island, and were taken on April 18, 1988. They give coordinates and habitat descriptions.

Date Range

1988

Start Date

Apr 18, 1988

End Date

1988

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Topic

  • Marine invertebrates
  • Zoology

Place

Singapore

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 1, folder 17