Journal and notes of H. Hamlin : Whitney South Sea Expedition July 20, 1927 to August 8, 1930

Original journal notes kept by Hamlin during his tenure with the Whitney South Sea Expedition. Entries describe the collecting and specimen preparation activities of both him and his fellow participants, descriptions of the localities and the local residents. Entries also describe the maintenance and activities of the schooner France, expenditures and the health of the crew. Locations noted are Bougainville Island, Samarai, Gizo, Faisi, Fauro, Florida and Buena Vista islands. Hannibal Hamlin was an American neurosurgeon who traveled with the Whitney South Sea Expedition beginning in 1927. After original leader Rollo Beck retired, Hamlin was appointed leader of the expedition from March 1928 to January 1930. He left the expedition in August 1930.
292, [10] leaves : illustrations ; 26-28 cm
Hamlin, Hannibal, 1904-1982 -- Travel -- Melanesia., France (Schooner), Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941), Birds -- Melanesia., Solomon Islands -- Description and travel., New Guinea -- Description and travel., Melanesia -- Description and travel., Scientific expeditions -- Melanesia.