Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. Letters and journal of Rollo H. Beck, 1923-1928.
Various letters (mostly to Robert C. Murphy) and daily field notes during Beck's time as expedition leader in the Pacific Islands from 1923 to 1928. Beck was the leader of field research for the first eight years of the Whitney South Seas Expedition. During his lifetime, Beck was considered the foremost collector in the field and was renowned for his ability to quickly prepare well-made studyskins for birds. He led the AMNH Brewster-Sanford Expedition (1912-1917) before joining Whitney South Seas Expedition.
344 leaves ; 27 cm
Beck, Rollo Howard, 1870-1950 -- Travel -- Oceania., Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941), Scientific expeditions -- Oceania., Birds -- Oceania., Oceania -- Description and travel., Fiji -- Description and travel.