Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Tanquary, Maurice Cole, 1881-1944
Title
Maurice C. Tanquary papers
ID
M328
Date [inclusive]
1913-1917
Extent
1.0 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Includes 10 journals from the Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917, with almost daily entries during various months in his Tanquary's personal journal, measurements and notes on geographical position, interactions with Inughuit team members, lists of supplies and materials, hand sketched maps, natural and animal observations.

Preferred Citation

Maurice C. Tanquary Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.


Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Maurice Cole Tanquary (November 26, 1881 - October 25, 1944) was a professor of entomology, a member of the Crocker Land Expedition and is considered to be a pioneer in modern beekeeping. He grew up in Lawrenceville, Illinois and attended Vincennes University. He received his AB (1907), MA (1908), and PhD (1912) from University of Illinois, during which time he also served as an assistant to the state entomologist of Illinois. After earing his doctorate, he became a professor of agriculture at Kansas State Agricultural College; in 1913 he was given leave to join the Crocker Land Expedition, lead by Donald Baxter MacMillan, as a zoologist.


Scope and Content

The collection includes 10 journals from the Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917, by Maurice Tanquary. Includes almost daily entries during various months in his personal journal, measurements and notes on geographical position, interactions with Inughuit team members, lists of supplies and materials, hand sketched maps, natural and animal observations.


Arrangement

Arranged in book number order, generally chronologically.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. Digitized copies available via hyperlinks below.

Provenance

Transferred from the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, in 2016.


Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Additional volumes related to the Crocker Land expedition digitized from the Donald B. MacMillan papers (M118), the Miriam MacMillan papers (M119), and Walter E. Ekblaw papers (M327).

The Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin holds other material from the Crocker Land expedition and mounted an exhibit in 2014.

Related collections are housed at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and the University of Illinois.


Sponsor

Digitization of materials related to the Crocker Land Expedition generously funded by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, 2016.


Collection Inventory

Box Volume
1 1

Crocker Land Expedition notes, July 1913-April 1914, Book #1 

    1 2

    Crocker Land expedition notes, Feb-March 1914, Book #2 

      1 3

      Crocker Land expedition notes, May-June 1914, Book #3 

        1 4

        Crocker Land expedition notes, Dec 1914-March 1915, Book #4 

          1 5

          Crocker Land expedition notes, May 1915, Book #5 

            1 6

            Crocker Land expedition notes, Jan and April 1916, Book #6 

              1 7

              Crocker Land expedition notes, Oct 1913-Dec 1915, accession notes 

                1 8

                Crocker Land expedition notes, zoology notes, Book #8 

                  1 9

                  Crocker Land expedition notes, Dictionary: English to Eskimo 

                    1 10

                    Crocker Land expedition notes, biological notes 

                      1 11

                      Biological experiments