Robert P. Higgins Papers : field data, United States, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Philippines, Faeroe Islands, North Sea, Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, France, 1981, 1984, 1986-1991.

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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 includes field notes on various locations in the seas of America, Europe, Asia and Africa. They are filled on printed forms, all checked as "logged" and in which were filled, in various hands, rubrics including a station number, accession number, location, gear, sampling method, collector name, name of specimens and remarks. Dates range from April 8, 1981 to April 10, 1991.

Date Range

1981, 1984, 1986-1991

Start Date

Apr 08, 1981

End Date

Apr 10, 1991

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  • Marine invertebrates
  • Zoology


  • Canarias, Islas
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • United States
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Japan
  • Philippines
  • Brazil
  • North Sea
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain


  • 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 19