Collection MS 124 - Catalogue of ethnographical collections

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Catalogue of ethnographical collections


  • 1838 - 1842 (Creation)

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1 reel; 35mm microfilm

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A catalogue of the ethnographic items collected by the United States Exploring Expedition to the Pacific (1838-42) led by Commodore Charles Wilkes. The Expedition visited the Tuamotus, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Lord Howe Island, Australia, New Zealand, Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands and Hawaii. The catalogue was prepared in 1846 by Titian Ramsay Peale, an artist-naturalist with the Expedition. A typescript version, prepared by the PMB, follows the original document on the microfilm.<BR>See also the Bureau's newsletter <I>Pambu</I> October-December 1971:25, pp. 4-7 and PMB 89 and 146.

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Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA

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