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Diary of Anticosti expedition, 1861
Diary of the Anticosti expedition, 1861
Verrill, A. E. (Addison Emery), 1839-1926, creator
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Harvard University Archives

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vi, 300 leaves : ill. ; 24 cm.
0.1 cubic foot (1 volume in 1 box)

Harvard students' diaries.


Logs (records)

Verrill, A. E. (Addison Emery) , 1839-1926 ;  Harvard University -- Students -- Diaries ;  Anticosti Island (Québec) -- Description and travel ;  Animals -- Québec (Province) -- Anticosti Island ;  Fossils -- Québec (Province) -- Anticosti Island ;  Minerals -- Québec (Province) -- Anticosti Island ;  Zoology -- Québec (Province) -- Anticosti Island ;  Zoology -- Research -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge ;  Zoology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge ;  Natural history -- Research -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge ;  Natural history -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge ;  Natural history -- Québec (Province) -- Anticosti Island ;  Peabody Museum of Natural History.

Anticosti Expedition, 1861

Zoology (General works)



Manuscripts and records

The journal includes information in keeping with the character of an expedition log, such as weather, travel conditions, the progress of work, and descriptions of locations and specimens including fossils, fish, and minerals.

Journal, 13 June 1861 to 3 September 1861 (leaves 1-252) -- Localities of fossils collected at Anticosti (5 leaves; tipped in between leaves 253 and 254) -- Rhodactinia Davisii (leaf 257) -- Illustrations (leaves 276-300)

The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University holds at least some of the specimens collected by the expedition. The fossils are held by the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology.

Addison Emery Verrill (1839-1926) earned his Harvard SB summa cum laude in 1862 and an honorary AM from Yale in 1867. He joined an expedition to Anticosti in the summer between his junior and senior years at Harvard. He was Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Entomology at the University of Wisconsin from 1868 to 1870. He was Yale University's first Professor of Zoology, serving there from 1864-1907.

Complementary material in the Harvard University Archives consists of Verrill's Diary, 1860-1862 (HUD 860.90). That diary lacks summer 1861, which this diary covers.

Verrill, A. E. Diary of Anticosti expedition, 1861. HUF 298.461. Harvard University Archives, Cambridge, Mass.
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