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    Henry Cushier Raven Field Journal, 1912-1914.
     
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    Creator: 
    Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944
    Title: 
    Henry Cushier Raven Field Journal, 1912-1914.
    Phy. Description: 
    0.1 linear meter.
    Digital Reference: 
    Folder list to collection
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Henry Cushier Raven (1889-1944) began his zoological career in the Department of Preparation of the American Museum of Natural History in 1907. While there he worked with Jesse D. Figgins and Herbert Lang, noted taxidermists. When Figgins moved to the Colorado Museum of Natural History in 1910, he took Raven with him.
    In 1912, the Smithsonian Institution and William Louis Abbott were looking for a young collector and explorer to carry on Abbott's work in the East Indies. Hearing good reports regarding Raven, they hired him; and he spent most of the next six years in the islands. His travels in the Pacific took him to Borneo, the Celebes, and the Moluccas.
    Raven entered Cornell as a special student in zoology in 1918 and also served as Curator of the zoology museum. In 1919, the Smithsonian again employed him as a field collector, this time for the Cape-to-Cairo African Expedition. Upon his return in 1920, he entered Columbia and there studied comparative anatomy under William King Gregory. From 1921 to his death, Raven was employed by the American Museum of Natural History as a collector and Curator of Comparative Anatomy. He also held appointments with New York University, 1924-1926; Columbia University, 1926-1944; Johns Hopkins University, 1936-1938; and the New York Zoological Park, 1921-1944. Raven's major research contributions dealt with the distribution of animals in East Asia, the sperm and beaked whales, and the comparative anatomy of primates, especially gorillas.
    Summary: 
    The collection consists of a field journal of Raven's kept in the East Indies from 1912 to 1914 and a field map of Borneo.
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    Chronologic.
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    Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Natural history
    Zoology
    Subject-Name: 
    Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944
    Figgins, J. D. (Jesse Dade), 1867-1944
    Lang, Herbert, 1879-1957
    Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936.
    Gregory, William K. (William King), 1876-1970
    American Museum of Natural History
    Colorado Museum of Natural History
    Cornell University
    Columbia University
    New York University
    Johns Hopkins University
    New York Zoological Park
    Cape-to-Cairo African Expedition (1919)
    Form / Genre: 
    Maps
    Field notes
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
    Local Number: 
    SIA RU007178
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