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Diary: Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940 (February 15 - August 8, 1940)  Search this
Collection name:
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 7 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Liberia
United Kingdom
France
Switzerland
Germany
Holland
Belgium
Belle Yella
Kakata
Grand Cape Mount
Monrovia
Bindaja
Date Range:
1940
Start Date:
19400215
End Date:
19400808
Abstract:
The first part of the diary is organized by subject and describes the Liberian political system and marital law; the second part is arranged by date and covers the conditions of their travel, the plantations visited, lists of specimens collected (page 39), interactions with native population, and negotiations for permission to collect in vicinity of various villages. Collecting occurred in the areas surrounding: Belle Yella, Kakata, Cape Mount, Monrovia, and Bindaja, Libera. Collections included live animals as well as alcoholic and dried specimens for the National Museum of Natural History. Diary includes list of vocabulary in Mano language relating to local Snake Society initiation. Accompanying the diary is a 3 page letter to "Campbell c/o R.H. Weesner Jr" detailing conditions of zoos in United Kingdom, France, Switzerland,Holland, and Belgium, specifically noting damage from the on-going war.
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Wild animal collecting  Search this
Kpelle (African people)  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007293
Access Information:
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See more records from this collection:
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
See more records associated with this person:
Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
Mann, William M., 1886-1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI43