Notebooks, circa 1896-1897 : vol. IV, Robben Island and Iturup, 1896

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This field book contains Stejneger's notes from his research on Robben Island (officially Ostrov Tyuleniy) and Iturup Island (officially Ostrov Iturup) in Russia. Pages are numbered 401 to 457. Stejneger's notes are narrative and describe his observations of, reflections on, and inspections of fur seals and the fur seal industry. Stejneger documents counting dead fur seal pups, places to observe seals, actions of seals at play, and gaurds protecting Robben Island from illegal sealing. He also describes his interactions with the Ainu people.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 28, 1896

End Date

Sep 05, 1896

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  • Northern fur seal
  • Zoology
  • Zoologists


  • Iturup, ostrov
  • Russia
  • Tyuleniy, Ostrov


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007074

Collection name

Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 40 Folder 7 Envelope 2