Robert P. Higgins Papers : field notes,Thailand, Andaman Sea, Malaysia, 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. The notes are filled in pencil on printed forms. They cover the Gulf of Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. They give dates from March 26 to April 15, 1988. The notes show locality, coordinates, habitat, gear, method of process, name of collector and remarks on species.

Date Range

1988

Start Date

Mar 26, 1988

End Date

Apr 15, 1988

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Topic

  • Marine invertebrates
  • Zoology

Place

  • South China Sea
  • Indian Ocean
  • Andaman Sea
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand

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 18