Expedition History, 1925

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  • Beede, R. J
  • Fulle, R. M
  • Field, R. M
  • Resser, Charles Elmer 1889-1943
  • Ulrich, E. O (Edward Oscar) 1857-1944
  • Williams College
  • United States National Museum
  • Princeton University


  • 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, 1925, pages 16-19
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1926, page 44
  • This expedition set out during the summer of 1925 to study the more important outcrops of the lower Paleozoic beds. R. M. Field offered the use of his automobile, which allowed the expedition to move quickly and explore more remote areas. At each destination, local scholars met the group and acted as guides during their stay. The expedition was disbanded in Paris, in August, as the Princeton University members of the team returned for classes. Several hundred pounds of selected fossils were collected and sent to the United States National Museum (USNM). Members of the expedition included Charles Elmer Ressler, USNM Associate Curator of Paleontology; E. O. (Edward Oscar) Ulrich, USNM Associate Curator of Paleontology; R. M. Field, Princeton University; R. M. Fulle, Princeton University; and R. J. Beede, Williams College. The expedition traveled to central England, Wales, the extreme north coast of Scotland, the Scandinavian countries, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Switzerland, and France.

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  • 1925
  • 1925-1925




  • Austria
  • Europe
  • Wales
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Czechoslovakia
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Scandinavia
  • Germany


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00425

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