Expedition History, 1916-1919

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Subject

  • Aschemeier, Charles R. W
  • Collins, Alfred M
  • Furlong, Charles Wellington 1874-1967
  • Garner, Richard Lynch 1848-1920
  • United States National Museum

Notes

  • This is an expedition history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of expeditions to set it in its historical context. If we have identified SIA collections containing documentation of this expedition, they will be listed under "components," or "see more items in," below. Clicking on those links will open a brief description of relevant records.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1920, pages 20, 31, 44, 134 (return of party and specimen accessions)
  • Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1919, page 33
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1919, Report of the Secretary, page 8, Proceedings of the Regents, page 120
  • Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1918, pages 31-35
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1918, pages 114-115
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1917, page 15
  • Sportsman Alfred M. Collins approached the Smithsonian Institution to request the services of a zoological collector for his planned expedition to the French Congo. The goal of this expedition was to collect vertebrate specimens and obtain a variety of apes. The expedition left New York on December 9, 1916, however, due to the conditions created by the war, they did not arrive in the Congo until March 1917 and were unable to begin collecting until April. Collections made by the expeditions were used for comparison to other specimens collected in other African regions. The expedition collected over 25,000 specimens for the United States National Museum (USNM). Collins and Charles Wellington Furlong, ethnologist and photographer, never joined the expedition due to the world war. The expedition ended in May 1919. Scientists on the expedition included Richard Lynch Garner, zoologist and general manager; and Charles R. W. Aschemeier, USNM, assistant taxidermist.
  • This expedition is also referred to as the Collins-Garner French Congo Expedition.

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1916
  • 1916-1919

Topic

  • Vertebrates
  • Zoology

Place

  • Africa
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Africa, West

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00413

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