Edmund Heller—Handwritten China journal, Vol. 1 of 5

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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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