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C. O. Handley, Jr., Mould Bay, Prince Patrick Island, NWT, Canada, 18 April - 31 July 1949

Catalog Data

Collection name:
Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Mould Bay
Prince Patrick Island
Northwest Territories
Date Range:
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The field book documents the field work of Charles O. Handley, Jr. in Canada (Prince Patrick Island and Northwest Territories), April 18 - July 31, 1949. Includes journals for Mould Bay (April 18 - June 1, 1949), Mould Bay (June 2 - July 31, 1949). Entries are dated and headed with locality. Details include travel details (routes, destinations, mode of travel, accommodations, campsites), observations of flora and fauna (including droppings, tracks, behavior), specimen collecting (including lemmings), collecting method, specimen preparation, detailed descriptions of stations, weather and temperature, scientific work facilities, living conditions, interactions with colleagues, terrain (often coastlines) and geology, and daily activities including meals. In the second journal section are descriptions for numbered traps. Locations include Cherie Bay. There are hand drawn maps of Mould Bay station. There are notations in the margin of the first journal, relating to the subject covered in the entries (i.e. helping with airlift, old "redtail" 575760, or description of Mould Bay Station).
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Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-448
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.
See more records from this collection:
Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993
See more records associated with this person:
Handley, Charles O. (Charles Overton), 1924-2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project