Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. Extracts from the journal of Rollo H. Beck.
Daily field notes (many mentioning Ernest Quayle) from Beck's time as leader of the Whitney South Sea Expedition from 1920 to 1925. Beck was the leader of field research for the first eight years of the Whitney South Seas Expedition. During his lifetime, Beck was considered the foremost collector in the field and was renowned for his ability to quickly prepare well-made studyskins of birds. He had led the AMNH Brewster-Sanford Expedition (1912-1917) before joining Whitney South Seas Expedition.
2 volumes (276, 210 leaves) : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Beck, Rollo Howard, 1870-1950 -- Travel -- Oceania., Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941), Scientific expeditions -- Oceania., Birds -- Oceania., Oceania -- Description and travel., Islands of the Pacific -- Description and travel., Fiji -- Description and travel.