Expedition History, 1937

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  • Sang, Layang Gaddi
  • Jennier, Roy
  • Williams, Maynard Owen 1888-1963
  • Mann, William M. 1886-1960
  • Mann, Lucile Quarry 1897-1986
  • Davis, Malcolm
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)


  • 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.
  • Mann, Lucile Q. "Ark From Asia" 1938. (Unpublished mss)
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1937, pages 1, 4, 71
  • This joint expedition focused on collecting live animals for the National Zoological Park (NZP) from January 1937 to September 1937. The expedition traveled to Sumatra, Japan, China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and Thailand. Collectors obtained 879 live specimens representing 169 species of animals, birds and reptiles, including orangutans, birds of paradise and cobras. The expedition also returned with 28 animals intended for other local zoos. Expedition personnel included William M. Mann, Director of NZP; Lucile Quarry Mann; Maynard Owen Williams, Chief of the National Geographic Society (NGS) Foreign Editorial Staff; Roy Jennier, Assistant Head Keeper; Malcolm Davis, Head Keeper; and Layang Gaddi Sang, Zoological Collector.

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  • 1937
  • 1937-1937


  • Reptiles
  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Birds
  • Collection and preservation
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation
  • Zoological specimens
  • Birds--Collection and preservation
  • Orangutan


  • Asia, Southeastern
  • Asia
  • China
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Sumatra (Indonesia)
  • Indonesia
  • India


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00427

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