Whitney South Sea Expedition. Letters from Rollo H. Beck, field representative from the Museum, from May 12, 1920 to date (July 4, 1923), with other papers relating to the endowment and conduct of the Expedition.

Letters discussing finance, progress, and various assignments of the Whitney South Seas Expedition, mostly between Beck and Frank M. Chapman and Robert C. Murphy. Beck was the leader of field research for the first eight years of the Whitney South Seas Expedition.During Beck's lifetime, he was considered the foremost collector in the field and was renowned for his ability to quickly prepare well-made studyskins of birds. He was a leader on the AMNH Brewster-Sanford Expedition (1912-1917) before joining Whitney South Seas Expedition.
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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., Rapa (French Polynesia) -- Description and travel.