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MS 4807 Collections of the United States South Sea Surveying and Exploring Expedition 1838, 9, 40, 41 & 42. By T. R. Peale, U. S. Patent Office, 1846

Creator:
Peale, Titian R. (Titian Ramsay), 1780-1798  Search this
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Extent:
57 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Catalogue of 2516 ethnological specimens, numbered 1-2487.
Some original accession data concerning anthropological specimens collected on the Wilkes Expedition are also included in section C, in the Manuscript volume catalogued in the Smithsonian Institution Library as follows: MSS c Case U58 eori U. S. Exploring Expedition Original invoices and other official papers. Estimated 73 full pages FF. Section C, "Original Invoices of Miscellaneous Specimens" (1839-41) includes "Catalogue of Boxes Barrels &c Shipped on board the American Ship Lausanne [from ?] Oahu," no date, 4 pages and other untitled lists that include some anthropological entries. Also in Section C is a 1-page "List of articles...[belonging to the] Philological Dept." signed by H[oratio ] Hale; these are mostly printed articles, but there is one reference to a Quichua and Moxa grammar, presumably a Manuscript.
Biographical / Historical:
Note on title page states: The collections made by the Exploring Expedition under Capt. Wilkes were brought to Washington and unpacked at the U. S. Patent Office, where they were on exhibition for several years. About 1851 they were transferred to the Smithsonian Building. This catalogue was presented to the Nat. Museum in January 1877 by Mr Peale in person. Accompanying letter of A. H. Clark to [G. B.] Goode, March 24, 1887 transmits catalogue to Goode, stating that it was found "Among the National Institute papers several months ago." Title page refers to catalogue(s) of 134 mammal specimens and 150 ornithological species which are not included in this volume. Note with Smithsonian Institution Library card catalogue entry for a 46 page typescript of this volume states that the original Manuscript catalogs of birds and mammals are in the American Museum of Natural History, and xerox copies of both are in the MNH, Division of Mammals (Dr D. H. Johnson).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4807
Topic:
Expeditions -- United States South Sea and Exploring Expedition  Search this
Pacific Islanders  Search this
Specimens -- catalog of  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4807, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4807
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4807
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Smithsonian Institution and the US Exploring Expeditions, or: How the Nation's Attic was created

Author:
Appetiti, Emanuela  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2009
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Plants  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Adrienne Kaeppler - Collections of the U.S. Exploring Expedition

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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2012-01-18T18:33:30.000Z
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Natural History  Search this
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Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 : and of the Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858 / by Henry Youle Hind ... ; in two volumes

Title:
Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857
Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition of 1858
Red River Exploring Expedition
Canadian Red River and Assinniboine and Saskatchewan Expeditions
Author:
Hind, Henry Youle 1823-1908  Search this
Assinniboine & Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition (1858)  Search this
Engraver:
Weller, Edward -1884  Search this
Cartographer:
Arrowsmith, John 1790-1873  Search this
Photographer:
Hime, Humphrey Lloyd  Search this
Illustrator:
Fleming, John 1836-1876  Search this
Former owner:
Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887 DSI  Search this
Canada Library of Parliament DSI  Search this
Associated name:
Allen, Edward G. DSI  Search this
Printer of plates:
Spottiswoode & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hind, Henry Youle 1823-1908 Travel  Search this
Assinniboine & Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition (1858)  Search this
Physical description:
2 v., [28] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Northwest, Canadian
Canada
Manitoba
Assiniboine River (Sask. and Man.)
Saskatchewan River (Sask. and Man.)
Date:
1860
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Exploring expeditions  Search this
Call number:
F1060.8 .H66X 1860
F1060.8.H66X 1860
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_429651

Humphrey Lloyd Hime photographs of the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan exploring expedition, 1858

Creator:
Hime, H. L (Humphrey Lloyd) d. 1903  Search this
Subject:
Hind, Henry Youle 1823-1908  Search this
Selkirk, Thomas Douglas Earl of 1771-1820  Search this
Hudson's Bay Company  Search this
Assinniboine & Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition  Search this
Physical description:
34 prints : albumen
Culture:
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
Red River Settlement
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Date:
1858
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot 4285
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Humphrey Lloyd Hime photographs of the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan exploring expedition 1858
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_84582
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United States Exploring Expedition Collection

Creator::
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Extent:
4.37 cu. ft. (6 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 12x17 box) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Date:
1838-1885
Descriptive Entry:
Several reports covering the scientific work of the expedition were made, and most were published. One of the exceptions was the ichthyology report, which Charles Pickering was originally assigned to prepare. It was delayed, however; and by the middle of 1849, Jean Louis Agassiz had been placed in charge of the work. Due to the pressures of his many other commitments, and to the growing reluctance of Congress to appropriate additional funds after 1862, Agassiz never completed the project. In 1885, twelve years after Agassiz's death, the fish specimens, his manuscript, and its illustrations were sent to the United States National Museum.

The two illustrators, Joseph Drayton and Alfred T. Agate, produced numerous drawings of fishes during the expedition, many of which are in this collection. Drayton also helped supervise the illustrations and engraving work for a number of the scientific reports which were published.

A number of the items covering the ichthyology of the United States Exploring Expedition have been held, along with the specimens, by the Division of Fishes of the United States National Museum of Natural History. This record unit includes an unsigned manuscript on the fishes of the expedition, apparently the work of Jean Louis Agassiz which was sent to the United States National Museum in 1885; notes on the fishes and echinoderms collected by the expedition, either by Charles Pickering or based on his notes; a number of items concerning the drawings, specimens and the itinerary of the expedition; and drawings and illustrations of fishes done during the voyage or as illustrations for the ichthyology report. An unpublished manuscript on the fishes of the United States Exploring Expedition by Henry Ward Fowler has been placed in Record Unit 7180.

In addition to the ichthyological materials some items in this collection were held by the Smithsonian Library. These items consist of a letter from R. R. Waldron to Mrs. Sarah Jane Hale concerning her son Horatio Hale's travel plan, 1841; a manuscript on the expedition by Titian Ramsay Peale, which was published by the American Historical Records, 1874; notebooks on botany, mostly by William Dunlop Brackenridge; catalogues and annotated lists of ethnological, geological, mineralogical, and natural history specimens collected by the expedition; drawings of echinoderms by Drayton; original invoices and other official papers of the expedition, mostly shipping lists of specimens sent to the United States; and some loose sheets from the purser's account book, 1838-1842.
Historical Note:
The United States Exploring Expedition, also known as the Wilkes Expedition, was authorized by an act of Congress in 1836 as "a surveying and exploring expedition to the Pacific Ocean and South Seas." It was prompted by a desire to obtain information concerning an area which was rapidly becoming of interest to American traders and whalers. A contingent of scientists accompanied the expedition, commanded by Lieutenant Charles Wilkes of the United States Navy, including Charles Pickering, Titian Ramsay Peale, Joseph P. Couthouy, James Dwight Dana, William Rich, William Dunlop Brackenridge, and Horatio Hale. In addition to the scientists, two illustrators, Joseph Drayton and Alfred T. Agate, also accompanied the expedition.

The expedition, which consisted of five ships and crews provided by the United States Navy, sailed from Norfolk, Virginia, in August 1838. By the time it returned to New York in June 1842, it had visited and explored Madeira, both coasts of South America, Tierra del Fuego, the South Pacific islands, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, the Hawaiian Islands, Oregon, California, the Philippine Islands, Singapore, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. Wilkes' voyage along the Antarctic coast during the expedition established the existence of that continent.

During the voyage, the scientists gathered specimens and studied the flora and fauna of each place visited. At various points along the route specimens were packed and sent back to the United States. Eventually, the specimens were placed in the custody of the National Institute in Washington, D.C., and installed in the Great Hall of the Patent Office. They remained there until their removal to the Smithsonian Institution in 1858.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Anthropologists  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Ichthyologists  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7186, United States Exploring Expedition Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 7186
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Resolution on the U.S. Exploring Expedition

Subject:
United States Exploring Expedition (USEE)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 11h; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Document
Type:
Photographic print
Document
Public Law
Date:
1845
Topic:
Publications  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2254
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12786

Sphacelaria paniculata

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
New Zealand Cold or New Zealand Warm  Search this
Collector:
William D. Brackenridge  Search this
Place:
New Zealand, Australasia
Collection Date:
Dec 1839
Taxonomy:
Chromista Ochrophyta Sphacelariales Sphacelariaceae
Published Name:
Sphacelaria paniculata
Barcode:
00210909
USNM Number:
2547
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2232549

Sphacelaria scoparia

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
Lusitania  Search this
Collector:
William D. Brackenridge  Search this
Place:
South coast, Madeira Region, Portugal, Europe
Collection Date:
1838
Taxonomy:
Chromista Ochrophyta Sphacelariales Sphacelariaceae
Published Name:
Sphacelaria scoparia
Barcode:
00212010
USNM Number:
2517
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2233800

Gelidium corneum

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
Lusitania  Search this
Collector:
William D. Brackenridge  Search this
Place:
South coast, Madeira Region, Portugal, Europe
Collection Date:
1838
Taxonomy:
Plantae Rhodophyta Gelidiales Gelidiaceae
Published Name:
Gelidium corneum
Barcode:
00547575
USNM Number:
75731
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2233801

Cladophora decorticatum

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
Tropical West Atlantic  Search this
Collector:
William D. Brackenridge  Search this
Place:
Near Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Nov 1838
Taxonomy:
Plantae Chlorophyta Cladophorales Cladophoraceae
Published Name:
Cladophora decorticatum
Barcode:
00479618
USNM Number:
162952
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2235014

Macrocystis pyrifera var. humboldtii

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
Southeast Pacific Temperate  Search this
Collector:
William D. Brackenridge  Search this
Place:
Near Valparaiso, Valparaíso (V) Region, Chile, South America
Collection Date:
1839
Taxonomy:
Chromista Ochrophyta Laminariales Lessoniaceae
Published Name:
Macrocystis pyrifera var. humboldtii
Barcode:
00202644
USNM Number:
32235
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2235229

Lessonia nigrescens

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
Southeast Pacific Temperate  Search this
Collector:
William D. Brackenridge  Search this
Place:
Near Valparaiso, Valparaíso (V) Region, Chile, South America
Collection Date:
1839
Taxonomy:
Chromista Ochrophyta Laminariales Lessoniaceae
Published Name:
Lessonia nigrescens
Barcode:
00204282
USNM Number:
1540
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2235230

Durvillaea utilis

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
Southeast Pacific Temperate  Search this
Collector:
William D. Brackenridge  Search this
Place:
Near Valparaiso, Valparaíso (V) Region, Chile, South America
Collection Date:
1839
Taxonomy:
Chromista Ochrophyta Fucales Durvillaeaceae
Published Name:
Durvillaea utilis
Barcode:
00205889
USNM Number:
897
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2235231

Gelidium sp.

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
Indo-West Pacific  Search this
Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Place:
Sandalwood Bay, Fiji, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
1840
Taxonomy:
Plantae Rhodophyta Gelidiales Gelidiaceae
Published Name:
Gelidium sp.
Barcode:
00549000
USNM Number:
75919
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2236984

Grateloupia doryphora (Mont.) Howe

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
Southeast Pacific Temperate  Search this
Collector:
William D. Brackenridge  Search this
Place:
Chile, South America
Taxonomy:
Plantae Rhodophyta Cryptonemiales Cryptonemiaceae
Published Name:
Grateloupia doryphora (Mont.) Howe
Barcode:
00557907
USNM Number:
74461
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2238190

Iridaea mertensiana Postels & Rupr.

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
North Pacific Boreale  Search this
Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Place:
Puget Sound, Washington, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1841
Taxonomy:
Plantae Rhodophyta Gigartinales Gigartinaceae
Published Name:
Iridaea mertensiana Postels & Rupr.
Barcode:
00563512
USNM Number:
75578
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2239442

Gracilaria dumosa

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
Indo-West Pacific  Search this
Collector:
William D. Brackenridge  Search this
Place:
Tonga, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
1840
Taxonomy:
Plantae Rhodophyta Gracilariales Gracilariaceae
Published Name:
Gracilaria dumosa
Barcode:
00556524
USNM Number:
73819
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2240964

Iridaea laminarioides

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
Southeast Pacific Temperate  Search this
Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Place:
Near Valparaiso, Valparaíso (V) Region, Chile, South America
Collection Date:
1839
Taxonomy:
Plantae Rhodophyta Gigartinales Gigartinaceae
Published Name:
Iridaea laminarioides
Barcode:
00563501
USNM Number:
51254
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2244783

Chnoospora fastigiata var. atlantica

Expedition:
United States Exploring Expedition  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
Tropical East Atlantic  Search this
Collector:
William D. Brackenridge  Search this
Place:
Cape Verde Islands, Africa
Collection Date:
6 Oct 1838
Taxonomy:
Chromista Ochrophyta Ectocarpales Scytosiphonaceae
Published Name:
Chnoospora fastigiata var. atlantica
Barcode:
00196039
USNM Number:
215
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Algae
Wilkes Exploring Expedition
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2245821

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