[Cape York Expedition journal] January 30 to December 3, 1948 / Hobart M. Van Deusen.

Daily journal kept by mammalogist Van Deusen between January and December of 1948 describing his observations en route to and during the Cape York Expedition. Entries include daily deck reports and notes of ship-board activities, observations of local customs, individuals met and localities. Updates on collecting activity, with some specimen lists of mammals interspersed with notations and observations of mammals and birds. Note that entries are less regular between April and October. Collection environs mentioned in the reports are Cairns, Bellenden Ker, Red Island Point, and Thursday Island. 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.
[76] pages, 12 b/w photographs, 1 negative : illustrations ; 28 cm and smaller. Unbound; pen and pencil on lined paper, one typewritten sheet. Folder holding manuscript also contains envelope with 8 photographs dated October 1948 of Christmas Creek border range, and an envelope with one 8x10 negative and four 8x10 prints, all of the same zoological scene. The first 23 pages are marked P1 through P22. It is noted on the first page that P stands for 'Pacific Crossing.'
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