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New York Zoological Society. Department of Tropical Research. Oceanographic expeditions. Antares and Hardi Biaou records

Identifier: 1005H

Scope and Content

This collection contains records collected by the New York Zoological Society's Department of Tropical Research during their Antares and Hardi Biaou expeditions of 1936 to 1938. Materials include fish outlines and catalogs as well as other specimen notes and observations.


  • 1932 - 1936


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Historical Note

In 1932 Department of Tropical Research staff William Beebe and Gloria Hollister were guests of Colonel E. M. Chance aboard the yacht Antares for a one-month cruise among the Leeward and Grenadine Islands. During the next year, a Pacific-bound expedition aboard Antares brought Beebe and Hollister back to the West Indies for a short visit. In 1936, Dr. Henry O. Lloyd placed his yacht Hardi Biaou (formally the Pawnee, designed for oceanographic work by Harry Payne Bingham) at the disposal of the Department of Tropical Research; the Lloyds accompanied Beebe, John Tee-Van, and Jocelyn Crane on a West Indian cruise.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 half-Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The New York Zoological Society's Department of Tropical Research collected data on marine life among the Leeward and Grenadine Islands from the yacht Antares during 1932. The following year, DTR Director William Beebe and other staff returned to the West Indies aboard the Antares. In 1936, the DTR gathered material during a West Indian cruise aboard the yacht Hardi Biaou. The records in this collection include fish outlines and catalogs from the Antares and Hardi Biaou expeditions, as well as other specimen notes and observations.


This collection is arranged in two series:

Series 1
Antares expeditions records, 1932 and 1933
Series 2
Hardi Biaou expedition records, 1936

Acquisition Information

Internal transfer.

Related Collections

Collection 1005A. Department of Tropical Research general records, 1900-1971.

Collection 1005B. Department of Tropical Research British Guiana and Venezuela records, 1916-1924.

Collection 1005C. Department of Tropical Research Rancho Grande, Venezuela records, 1945-1949.

Collection 1005D. Department of Tropical Research Simla Station, Trinidad records, 1949-1961.

Collection 1005E. Department of Tropical Research oceanographic expeditions general records, 1923-1957.

Collection 1005F. Department of Tropical Research Noma and Arcturus records, 1923-1925.

Collection 1005G. Department of Tropical Research Zaca records, 1936-1938.

Collection 1005I. Department of Tropical Research eastern Pacific expedition records, 1933-1947.

Collection 1005J. Department of Tropical Research Bermuda oceanographic expedition records, 1929-1949.

Collection 1006. Gloria Hollister papers, 1925-1988.

Collection 1016. Department of Tropical Research additional records, 1900-1971.

Collection 1017. William Beebe and John Tee-Van records, 1909-1947.

Guide to the Records of the New York Zoological Society Department of Tropical Research Oceanographic Expeditions Aboard the Vessels Antares and Hardi Biaou, 1932-1936
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Repository Details

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