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Greenland Expedition of 1936

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Alternate Name:
Bartlett Northeast Greenland expedition (1936)  Search this
Record type:
Expedition name
Date Range:
1936 - 1936
In a series of expeditions to the Arctic, Captain Bartlett collected materials for various organizations. During the course of the expeditions, Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt, US National Museum, assisted Bartlett by providing collecting equipment and analyzing the resulting specimens. The Weather Bureau provided Bartlett with maps of the Arctic in exchange for current information regarding glacier movements and size and water temperature. During the 1936 expedition Bartlett collected specimens for the Smithsonian Institution, American Geographical Society, Chicago Zoological Society, and the Field Museum. On this trip, expedition members captured two musk oxen for the Chicago Zoological Society. Collected specimens include marine (fish and plankton) and plants. Locations include Angmagssalik [Tasiilaq]; Jameson Land; Rathbone Ø; Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord; and Cape Tattersall.
Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College. (2010). The Papers of Robert Abram (Bob) Bartlett in the Dartmouth College Library . Retrieved from
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Bartlett, Bob, 1875-1946
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Smithsonian Institution
American Geographical Society of New York
Chicago Zoological Society (Ill.)
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Greenland Expedition of 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project