[Field notes, 1936-1937 Archbold Expedition to New Guinea] / [G.H.H. Tate]

Compilation of field notes from the 2nd Archbold Expedition to New Guinea; attributed primarily to G.H.H. Tate. Tate was mammalogist and collector of invertebrates, Richard Archbold acted as leader and mammalogist. The material includes both handwritten and typed indexes to catalogs, some illustrations, specimen collection lists, general species observations, barometric reading surveys, and lists of species located in other museums. Separate catalog of specimens in spirit is included. Specimen collection information consists of date, location, name, notes, number, size, and notes if collected by other expedition participants, often Austin Rand. Noted collection locations are Lake Daviembu, Tarara, Buji, Palmer Junction, Mt. Mabiom, Baruari, Sturt Island, Rona Falls, Itiki, Emoia, Oroville Camp, and Daru. Entries date between February 15, 1936 and March 15, 1937. George Henry Hamilton Tate (1894-1953) was a British-born zoologist who worked as curator in the department of mammalogy at the American Museum of Natural History. He participated in a number of expeditions, including the Archbold Expeditions-funded trips to New Guinea and the Cape York Peninsula. He was the older brother of zoologist Geoffrey M. Tate.
[116] pages : illustrations ; 29 cm. Handwritten and typrescript notes collected in spring-clasped binder.
Scientific expeditions -- Papua New Guinea., Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (2nd : 1936-1937), Papua New Guinea -- Description and travel., Mammals -- Papua New Guinea.