SIA Acc. 12-212, Heller, Edmund 1875-1939, Edmund Heller Field Books, 1898-1915

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This collection includes field books, maps, and official circulars from Edmund Heller's extensive field work in Africa and South America. Early materials relate to work he completed in the Galapagos Islands [Archipiľago de Coln̤]. Most of the materials are from his participation in expeditions, and include not only ones led by the Smithsonian, but also Yale University and the National Geographic Society. Expeditions include the Smithsonian Roosevelt African Expedition, 1909-1910; the Smithsonian British East African Expedition, 1910; the Rainey African Expedition, 1911-1912; and the National Geographic Society - Yale University Peruvian Expedition, 1915. The collection also includes a transcribed copy and photocopy of his diary from the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition.


  • Heller, Edmund 1875-1939
  • Smithsonian British East African Expedition (1910)
  • Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)
  • Rainey African Expedition (1911-1912)
  • Peruvian Expeditions (1912-1915)


For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1898
  • 1898-1915


  • Animals
  • Mammals


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-212

Physical description

1.4 cu. ft. (1.4 non-standard size boxes)

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