William Healey Dall - Diary, 1872

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What is the best time to spend time in the Aleutian Islands? If you are a scientist studying marine life, every season is important. Naturalist William Healey Dall (1845-1927) kept this diary from June through December of 1872 while on the schooner Humboldt as part of the United States Coastal Survey of Alaska. His chronological entries describe his daily activities as part of the Survey's science corps and sometimes include measurements of the tides and other weather conditions. Jump into this transcription effort along with other digital volunteers to make this part of the future U.S. National Museum Curator of Mollusks's collection of personal papers more accessible.

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