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South America

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Mildred Appel drawings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0659
Scope and Contents

Pen-and-ink drawings of plants in family Scrophulariaceae, from West Indies, Central and South America. Unsigned but ascribed to Appel on basis of known work and employment by Academy.

Transferred to Academy Archives by A.E. Schuyler of the Botany Department on Dec. 12, 1962.

Dates: undated

Carriker South American Expeditions, 1929-1935. Papers.

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0900
Overview These papers are concerned with five separate expeditions for collecting vertebrates in South America. The first three, in 1929-1932 were made to Peru, while the second two, 1933-1935 were to Bolivia. Melbourne A. Carriker was a Philadelphian interested in becoming a collector and through the sponsorship of the Academy and financial aid of Clement B. Newbold, he went to Peru where he collected birds and mammals. Later, on his Bolivian expeditions he was accompanied by his son M.R. Carriker...
Dates: 1929-1935

Charles Pickering Journal of U. S. Exploring Expedition

 Collection — Volume 1-2
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0308
Scope and Contents This unpublished two volume journal kept by Charles Pickering covers the portion of the U.S. Exploring Expedition from Madeira to the Hawaiian Islands. It contains approximately 1000 pages of Pickering's commentary about various aspects of the localities visited including topography and geological structures, coral reel formations, climate, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, mollusks, insects, crustacea, and plants as well as accounts describing indigenous peoples. Lists of specimens seen and...
Dates: September 1838-November 1841

Henry E. Crampton Papers on the Genus Partula

Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0755
Scope and Contents Correspondence, field notes, maps, charts, and original data, all unprocessed save for oversize drawings.Includes much original data and manuscripts relating to land snails of Tahiti. Original records for collections and research on South Pacific land snails, many of them now extinct, including field notes. Biographical and personal information included. Much of the original data are morphometric measurments and statistical analyses.Original box 12 of 12 contained...
Dates: 1879, 1892-1893, 1904-1955, undated; Majority of material found within 1904 - 1955

John R. Quinn Illustrations

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0730
Overview John R. Quinn, 1938-, artist and naturalist, was an Academy employee in the exhibits department. Quinn spent the month of March in 1968 working on illustrations for De Schaunsee's A guide to The Birds of South America. The collection contains thirty acrylic paintings of South American birds: nineteen in color, eleven in black white. The figures were done from study skins in the Academy's collection pluslive birds mist-netted in Trinidad, as well as notes and sketches supplied by Don...
Dates: 1970

Samuel Nicholson Rhoads, Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0421
Scope and Contents

Naturalist, ornithologist, mammalogist, book dealer and businessman, Samuel Rhoads wrote particularily on the local fauna of birds and mammals. The journals of his various expeditions contain mostly natural history data. Those written from Ecuador and Guatemala include also information about the countries. He was a founder of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, its Secretary and later its President.

Dates: 1890-1934

Wharton Huber Photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-2010-101
Scope and Contents

70 linear inches of glass plate negatives, positives, and plastic film (could be nitrate?).

Dates: 1920s