[Journal, 3rd Archbold Expedition to New Guinea] March 23, 1938 to June 9, 1939 / Leonard J. Brass.

Daily log of activities kept by Brass during the 3rd of the Archbold Expeditions. The bulk of the journal contains general observations of the local flora and his collecting and photography activities. Includes descriptions of the vegetation and land from the air, during his travel to the expedition and the many reconnaissance flights on the Guba. Brass also describes the organization and establishment of the expedition camps and supply deliveries, the movements of his fellow participants and native workers, and the activities of the Guba. A copy of a letter from Archbold detailing his efforts to find a route to scale Mt. Wilhelmina (Mount Trikora) is included, as are excepts of notes from numbered field books. Some of the locations cited include Batavia, Hollandia (Jayapura), Lake Habbema, the Idenberg River (Taritatu River) , the Bele River, the Baliem valley, Makassar, Lake Sentani, Kaiabu and the camps on Mt. Wilhelmina. Leonard J. Brass (1900-1971) was an Australian botanist and Associate Curator of the Archbold Collections in the American Museum of Natural History Department of Mammalogy. He began his expeditionary work for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and was brought into the Archbold Expeditions by Richard Archbold in 1933 for the 1st of the New Guinea Expeditions. He would join all but the last of the New Guinea Expeditions, leading the 4th, 5th and 6th, as well as the expedition to Cape York. He participated in other American Museum of Natural History expeditions, and also maintained ties with the Arnold Arboretum. Brass was involved in a research directorial capacity at the Archbold Biological Research Station in Florida from its inception in 1941 and retired in 1966.
[218] leaves ; 28 cm. Loose typescript with handwritten annotations. Most leaves have been numbered, 9 unnumbered leaves have been inserted chronologically. Page ranges are 1-59, [4], 60-98, [2], 99-107, [3], 108-209.
Lake Habbema -- Description and travel., Trikora, Mount (Indonesia) -- Description and travel., Taritatu River -- Description and travel., Jayapura (Indonesia) -- Description and travel., Papua (Indonesia) -- Description and travel., Plants -- Indonesia -- Papua., Mammals -- Indonesia -- Papua., Scientific expeditions -- Indonesia -- Papua., Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (3rd : 1938-1939), Brass, L. J. (Leonard J.) -- Travel -- Indonesia -- Papua.