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[Field catalog] May 17-July 3, 1940

Show simple item record Macmillan, Lindsay. American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy. Field Book Collection. Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941) American Museum of Natural History. 2018-01-30T16:39:51Z 2018-01-30T16:39:51Z 1940
dc.description 37 pages ; 21 cm.; Unbound set; preprinted pages filled in by hand; Card, envelope and sheet of notes also laid in folder with the pages. en_US
dc.description.abstract Unbound mammal specimen collection pages compiled by Macmillan in 1940 while on the Whitney South Sea Expedition. Preprinted sheets were filled out with information including location, date, method of collection, specimen number and notes. Some sheets also have notes on the back. Specimen numbers are not in order but span from 154312 to 153495. Location was the Dickaree Waterhole near Birdsville, SW Queensland, Australia. Additional material kept with the pages includes a notecard that states the collection was purchased from Macmillan, an envelope dates June 21, 1940 with a label enclosed and a small sheet of itinerary notes. The Whitney South Sea Expeditions primarily aimed to collect bird specimens. Macmillan led the expedition from 1935 to 1940, and his wife Joy accompanied him on the expedition, acting as assistant. Lindsay Macmillan was trained by A.J. Marshall, a well-known Australian ornithologist. Before joining the expedition, Macmillan was already well-versed in skinning and collection bird specimens. He left the expedition to join the Australian military during World War II. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship CLIR en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Mammals -- Australia -- Birdsville (Qld.) en_US
dc.subject Birdsville (Qld.) -- Description and travel. en_US
dc.subject Macmillan, Lindsay -- Travel -- Birdsville (Qld.) en_US
dc.subject Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941) en_US
dc.subject Scientific expeditions -- Australia -- Birdsville (Qld.) en_US
dc.title [Field catalog] May 17-July 3, 1940 en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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