[Journal] March 6-November 22, 1933 / Richard Archbold.

Portion of the daily journal kept by Archbold during the 1st Expedition to New Guinea. Entries cover the activities of the expedition including the hiring of laborers, hunting, trapping and specimen preparation activities, details about photography, quantitative data about the weather and altitude, as well as general description of their travels, social activities and dealings with local residents. Locations mentioned include Mount Albert Edward, Port Moresby, Rona, and Yule Island. Richard Archbold was a sponsor of scientific study, mountaineer, aviator and research associate at the American Museum of Natural History from 1931. He established Archbold Expeditions (formerly Biological Expeditions) which sponsored field work, a collection and curatorial staff at the American Museum of Natural History. He also founded the Archbold Biological Station in Florida in 1941 as a center for scientific research and ecological study. One of the first to recognize the value of air transport in expeditionary work, Archbold led three of the New Guinea expeditions, the third of which culminated in the seaplane Guba II's historic transcontinental flight.
[91] leaves : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm. Leaves are numbered 10 through 101. Pen and pencil on lined loose sheets, one page typed. Maps and sketches throughout, one newspaper clipping pasted in.
Papua New Guinea -- Description and travel., Birds -- Papua New Guinea., Botany -- Papua New Guinea., Mammals -- Papua New Guinea., Scientific expeditions -- Papua New Guinea., Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (1st : 1933-1934), Archbold, Richard -- Travel -- Papua New Guinea.