Diary, April 4-May 31, 1929.

Diary kept by Archbold as he traveled to participate in the Mission Zoologique franco-anglo-américaine à Madagascar. Primarily details his time traveling along the eastern African coast aboard the Bernardis de St. Pierre, and then upon travel to Tananarive. Data includes weather, coordinates of the ship, observations of scenery, animals, and local activities and customs. Describes the crossing of the equator aboard the ship, and some entries describe the beginning of his collecting activities. The Mission Zoologique franco-anglo-américaine à Madagascar was an expedition to Madagascar coordinated with and represented by delegates from French, English and American institutions. Archbold's father had provided the sponsorship for the American Museum of Natural History to participate, and Archbold joined the expedition as photographer and collector. 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.
100 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm. Ink in lined bound volume. Only 40 pages are filled.
Tananarive (Malagasy Republic)., Madagascar -- Description and travel., Mammals -- Madagascar., Scientific expeditions -- Madagascar., Mission zoologique franco-anglo-américaine à Madagascar (1929-1931)., Archbold, Richard -- Travel -- Madagascar.