John Brooks Henderson, Jr. - Collecting notes in Jamaica Dec. 9, 1893 - January 2, 1894
About the Project
In the years before being appointed a Smithsonian Regent in 1911, John Brooks Henderson, Jr. (1870-1923) served as a diplomatic advisor's secretary, as a civilian observer of European armies in Europe and the Ottoman Empire, and authored "American Diplomatic Questions" (1901). A shell collector from a young age, Henderson later participated in several Caribbean expeditions and donated his collections to the United States National Museum. Please help us transcribe these personal collecting notes from his trip to Jamaica in 1893-1894.