[Journal] March 2 to November 16, 1953

Journal kept by Brass as leader of the 4th Archbold Expedition to New Guinea in 1953. Includes descriptions of various expedition activities and localities; also details weather and barometric data, social and camp activities, and planning work such as the arrangement of permits and staffing. Locations mentioned include Port Moresby, Konedobu, Samarai, Mt. Dayman and the Maneau Range, Cape Vogel, Monapi, Baiawa, Banaira and the Gwariu River. Leonard J. Brass (1900-1971) was an Australian botanist and Associate Curator of the Archbold Collections in the American Museum of Natural History Department of Mammalogy. He began his expeditionary work for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and was brought into the Archbold Expeditions by Richard Archbold in 1933 for the 1st of the New Guinea Expeditions. He would join all but the last of the New Guinea Expeditions, leading the 4th, 5th and 6th, as well as the expedition to Cape York. He participated in other American Museum of Natural History expeditions, and also maintained ties with the Arnold Arboretum. Brass was involved in a research directorial capacity at the Archbold Biological Research Station in Florida from its inception in 1941 and retired in 1966.
143 leaves ; 28 cm; Missing page numbers 9-24, 35; Unbound typescript (carbon copy)
Brass, L. J. (Leonard J.) -- Travel -- Papua New Guinea., Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (4th : 1953), Scientific expeditions -- Papua New Guinea., Mammals -- Papua New Guinea., Plants -- Papua New Guinea., Papua New Guinea -- Description and travel., Milne Bay Province (Papua New Guinea) -- Description and travel.