Members of the Clark Northern China Expedition, 1908

ID: 2005-5051

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1908

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7263, Box 13, Folder 13

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Members of the Sowerby-Clark China Expedition pose for a picture. Pictured are (Right to Left) Captain H.E.M. Douglas, George A.Grant, Nathaniel H. Cobb, Robert Sterling Clark, Arthur de Carle Sowerby. In 1908, Sowerby joined American millionaire Robert Sterling Clark on an expedition into Shansi and Kansu provinces of north China. Robert Sterling Clark (1877-1956) financed several collecting trips by Sowerby. Many of the specimens collected by the Clark-Sowerby expeditions were deposited in the United States National Museum.


  • Clark, Robert Sterling 1877-1956
  • Cobb, Nathaniel H
  • Douglas, H. E. M
  • Grant, George A
  • Sowerby, Arthur de Carle 1885-1954
  • Sowerby-Clark Expedition to the Shansi and Kansu Provinces of Northern China 1908


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