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Excelsior diary 1930

By Richard. Archbold, Mission zoologique franco-anglo-américaine à Madagascar (1929-1931), American Museum of Natural History. and American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Field Book Collection.

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[217] pages ; 13 cm, Partially preprinted date book in trifold leather cover, approximately 50 leaves have been filled. Laid into pocket of cover: calling card and purchase receipt.Pocket sized date book kept by Richard Archbold in 1930 during the Mission zoologique franco-anglo-américaine à Madagascar; includes sporadic entries concerning collecting, shopping, meals, and other travel-related activities. Also provides some addresses and notes. Date book was preprinted with almanac data as front matter. This expedition to Madagascar was coordinated with and represented by delegates from French, English and American institutions. Archbold's father had provided the sponsorship for the American Museum of Natural History to participate, and Archbold joined the expedition as photographer and collector. Richard Archbold was a sponsor of scientific study, mountaineer, aviator and research associate at the American Museum of Natural History from 1931. He established Archbold Expeditions (formerly Biological Explorations) which sponsored field work, a collection and curatorial staff at the American Museum of Natural History. He also founded the Archbold Biological Station in Florida in 1941 as a center for scientific research and ecological study. One of the first to recognize the value of air transport in expeditionary work, Archbold led three of the New Guinea expeditions, the third of which culminated in the seaplane Guba II's historic transcontinental flight.CLI

Topics: Archbold, Richard -- Travel -- Madagascar., Mission zoologique franco-anglo-américaine à Madagascar (1929-1931), Scientific expeditions -- Madagascar., Mammals -- Madagascar., Madagascar -- Description and travel.
Year: 1930
OAI identifier: oai:digitallibrary.amnh.org:2246/6847
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