[Macmillan's notes] 1936

Macmillan's notes and letters from his time exploring New Hebrides (Vanuatu) from 1936 onward. Included are details on Tanna Island, Aniwa Island, Erromanga Island, as well as Aneityum and Futuna Islands. Correspondence is between Macmillan and Ernst Mayr at AMNH. These notes were compiled and edited from original material. Macmillan led the Whitney South Sea Expedition from 1935 to 1940. His wife Joy accompanied him and acted as assistant for part of the expedition. Lindsay Macmillan was trained by A.J. Marshall, a well-known Australian ornithologist. Before joining Whitney South Sea expedition, Macmillan was already well-versed in skinning and collection bird specimens. He left the Whitney expedition to join the Australian military during World War II.
1 volume (158 leaves) : folded maps ; 27 cm
Macmillan, Lindsay -- Travel -- Vanuatu., Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941), Scientific expeditions -- Vanuatu., Birds -- Vanuatu., Vanuatu -- Description and travel., Tafea Province (Vanuatu) -- Description and travel.