[Diary, 6th Expedition to New Guinea] March 13, 1959 to February 21, 1960

Journal kept by Van Deusen during his time on the 6th Archbold Expedition to New Guinea. The time period covers both the collecting period as well as the journey to and from the location. Entries largely contain detailed information about collecting and preparation activities of himself and his assistants as well as expedition leader Leonard Brass. Other entries recount social engagements, describe the environment, weather, camps and the expedition party's travels. Expedition locations noted include Lae, Goroka, Gurakor, Kaindi, Oomsis, Bulolo, Wau, Purosa, Arau, Water Rice, the Umi River and the Wilhelm, Otto, and Michael mountains. Additional travel sites mentioned include Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne, Canberra, and Honolulu. Note that entries are not completely in chronological order in volume and some entries are included on laid-in material. Hobart M. Van Deusen was a mammalogist and Assistant Curator of the Archbold Collections in the American Museum of Natural History Department of Mammalogy. He participated in the Cape York Expedition as well as three of the Archbold New Guinea Expeditions, leading the seventh in 1964.
[62] pages ; 26 cm.; Bound datebook; Laid in material includes journal entries on hotel notepaper and the cover of a booklet, as well as flight notes on an air sickness bag.
Van Deusen, Hobart M. -- Travel -- Papua New Guinea., Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (6th : 1959), Scientific expeditions -- Papua New Guinea., Mammals -- Papua New Guinea., Papua New Guinea -- Description and travel., Australia -- Description and travel., United States -- Description and travel.