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Arthur Stelfox--Diary of hymenoptera, 1934-35, Vol. 6

Did you know that forty percent of the world’s invertebrate pollinator species, like bees, are now facing extinction? Part of helping solve the complex pollinator crisis is understanding these insects’ history. Get a crucial look at Ireland’s pollinators with the field notes of naturalist Arthur Stelfox, who specialized in Hymenoptera and collected insects throughout Ireland. Join other digital volunteers in transcribing his 1934-35 field notes for the next generation of entomologists!

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Bohumil Shimek -- Field Notes and Diary, Audubon and Shelby counties, Iowa, 1912-13

Audobon, Iowa was established in 1878 and was named after a scientist of world-renown, both then and today—ornithologist John James Audubon. Decades later, Audobon would become a center of ornithology research for another naturalist, Bohumil Shimek. Shimek, a native Iowan who went on to study and teach at the University of Iowa, conducted field work in Audobon and Shelby counties in 1912-13. Explore Shimek’s field notes—and the birds of Audobon—and help transcribe them for future generations of naturalists!

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Charles Francis Hall Journal April 1862 to June 1862

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an arctic explorer? Wonder no more and join explorer Charles Francis Hall on his 1860 journey to the north, exploring western Greenland.

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E. Knight Arithmetic Manuscript

Diligently solving arithmetic questions from cover to cover, E. Knight’s flourished initials and neat penmanship make beautiful even the calculation of compound interest in this 18th century manuscript. Brimming with descriptions of the basic principles and rules of arithmetic copied from various sources, including the popular Cocker’s Decimal Arithmetick, this manuscript is one of a pair.

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Edmund Heller—Handwritten China journal, Vol. 1

More than 8,000 miles separate Washington D.C. from the Yunnan Province of China—what was it like to travel between them over 100 years ago? Find out with zoologist Edmund Heller’s field notes from the American Museum of Natural History’s expedition to China, 1916-1917. Heller, who worked as a naturalist on many Smithsonian-led expeditions throughout the 1900s, joined the New York City museum’s trip to the Yunnan Province. Head off on an expedition to China and help transcribe the first in a series of Heller’s field notes!

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Ernest Fenollosa's notes taken before Mr. Freer's collection in Detroit, November 4-11, 1907

Ernest Fenollosa was America's foremost scholar of East Asian art, and his 1907 survey of Freer's collections in Detroit was critical to our understanding of contemporary art scholarship.

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Friedrich "Fritz" Rumpf Notebooks - Set 1

Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf (1888-1949) German illustrator and ethnographer, and son of German artist Fritz Rumpf. The younger Fritz Rumpf was living in Japan at the outbreak of war and likely composed parts of at least one of the following notebooks while living as a prisoner of war. PLEASE NOTE: The notebooks will be a special challenge as they contain multiple notes in German and Japanese, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash made during his travels and research in Japan.

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Friedrich "Fritz" Rumpf Notebooks - Set 2

Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf (1888-1949) German illustrator and ethnographer, and son of German artist Fritz Rumpf. The younger Fritz Rumpf was living in Japan at the outbreak of war and likely composed parts of at least one of the following notebooks while living as a prisoner of war. PLEASE NOTE: The notebooks will be a special challenge as they contain multiple notes in German and Japanese, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash made during his travels and research in Japan.

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H. G. Dyar, Bluebook 197-212, 1890-1895

Have you ever heard of Dyar's Law? The now-standard biological rule measures the development of moths and butterflies and is named after National Museum of Natural History entomologist Harrison G. Dyar. Before there could be Dyar's Law, however, there first had to be Dyar's field work! This set of notes details Dyar's work in 1890-95 through New York, and includes specimen numbers, dates, and other collecting observations. Explore the beginnings of Dyar's Law and help other volunteers transcribe this important scientific text.

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H. G. Dyar, Bluebook 213-270, 1890-1896

What do Dixa dyari, Euleucophaeus dyari, and 70 other insect species have in common? Their scientific names all pay tribute to the same scientist--National Museum of Natural History entomologist Harrison G. Dyar. Dyar devoted his life to taxonomy, and classified thousands of new species of butterflies, moths, and mosquitoes, in his lifetime. This field book documents his research from 1890-96 in New York and California. Learn more about Dyar's groundbreaking research and help transcribe his field notes!

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