Logbook and personal journal of a scientific expedition on the
U.S. Bureau of Fisheries' steamer Albatross; scientists on board included Charles
Gilbert from Stanford University, Harry Beal Torrey from the University of California,
Austin Clark from the Bureau, and Michitaro Sindo, Stanford student. This trip cruised
the Pacific, collecting specimens of fish, stopping in Alaska, the Aleutian Islands,
Japan, and Hawaii. Many of Burke's entries describe his visits to villages and cities on
route, including Nagasaki, Kyoto, Yokohama, and Tokyo.
Burke earned his a.b. (1907), M.A. (1908), and Ph.D. (1912) in zoology at Stanford
University. He then taught at Washington State University.
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