Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. Letters and journal of Frederick P. Drowne, M.D.

Daily observations, field notes and letters written by Drowne during his time as a physician, researcher, and collector for the Whitney South Sea Expedition. Drowne and his team collected specimens from various islands, including the Solomon Islands, New Hebrides, and Papua New Guinea. Vol. 1 contains a letter from Drowne to Robert C. Murphy pasted on to front flyleaf and an untitled typescript poem by Drowne, dated November 24, 1927, pasted on page 298. Vol. 2 includes several hand-colored scientific illustrations (some folded) and newpaper clippings at rear. Drowne, a physician, joined the Whitney South Sea Expedition in 1927 as a field researcher and collector. He had previously traveled on an expedition to the Galapagos with Rollo Beck. Drowne left the expedition in 1928 after an illness.
2 volumes (298, 228 leaves) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Drowne, F. P. -- Travel -- Oceania., Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941), Scientific expeditions -- Oceania., Birds -- Oceania., Oceania -- Description and travel., Choiseul (Solomon Islands) -- Description and travel., Rabaul (Papua New Guinea) -- Description and travel., Santa Cruz Islands (Solomon Islands) -- Description and travel.