Diary 1953 / Hobart M. Van Deusen.

Daily pocket diary kept by Van Deusen during the 4th Archbold Expedition to New Guinea. Diary has preprinted dates and informational front matter. Van Deusen's entries span from January 28, 1953 to November 28, 1953 and include very short notations of location, weather, ship coordinates, some collecting specifications, and daily activities. Also notes names of acquaintances, a packing container list, a shopping list and some expenditures. This expedition primarily collected in the Cape Vogel Peninsula of Papua New Guinea. 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.
[80] pages ; 11 cm Handwritten in pocket sized daily diary. Contains organic material pressed between pages.
Mammals -- Papua New Guinea., Scientific expeditions -- Papua New Guinea., Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (4th : 1953), Milne Bay Province (Papua New Guinea) -- Description and travel., Papua New Guinea -- Description and travel., Van Deusen, Hobart M. -- Travel -- Papua New Guinea.