Expedition History, 1919-1922

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Creator

William Louis Abbott Australian Expedition (1919-1922)

Subject

  • Hoy, Charles M
  • Abbott, William Louis 1860-1936
  • 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.
  • Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1919, pages 28-32
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1920, page 134
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1921, pages 9-10, 31, 37, 129
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1922, pages 9-10, 30
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1924, page 137
  • Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1922, pages 41-42
  • Exploration and Field Work of the Smithsonian, 1920, pages 39-43
  • William Louis Abbott sent Charles M. Hoy to Australia in order to collect vertebrate specimens. Unlike most expeditions, the purpose of this expedition was not simply to visit unexplored regions. The expedition focused on collecting vertebrates that were in danger of extinction due to the increasing settlement of Australia. Specimens added to the United States National Museum (USNM) collection totaled 1,179 mammals and 928 birds. The expedition traveled to Sydney, New South Wales, Kangaroo Island, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania, and Northern Queensland.

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1919
  • 1919-1922

Topic

Vertebrates

Place

Australia

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00422