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Gallegos (José Maria) Report of San Pedro Martir/Guadalupe Island Expedition, July 1923
QH11 .G1  
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library
    Title: José Maria Gallegos San Pedro Martir/Guadalupe Island Expedition Report
    Creator: Gallegos, José Maria
    Identifier/Call Number: QH11 .G1
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1923
    Abstract: The report consists of an account of the June-July 1923 expedition to Sierra San Pedro Mártir and Guadalupe Island by a bi-national group of naturalists from Mexico and the United States.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of one typescript of a 43-page report, in Spanish, commissioned by the Directorate of Biological Studies (Mexico), of an expedition to Sierra de San Pedro Mártir in northern Baja California and a visit to Guadalupe Island, June-July 1923. Photographs include views of San Pedro Mártir, the expedition group, and elephant seals on Guadalupe Island.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Jose Maria Gallegos was a research associate of the National Museum of Mexico. The 1923 bi-national survey of northern Baja California's Sierra San Pedro Mártir (June, 1923) and Guadalupe Island (July 10-22, 1923) was organized by the Society of Biological Studies (Mexico). Expedition members included José Maria Gallegos, National Museum of Mexico; Laurence M. Huey, Curator of Birds and Mammals, San Diego Natural History Museum; herpetologists John Van Denburgh and Joseph R. Slevin of the California Academy of Sciences, and ornithologist Alfred W. Anthony. From 1922 to 1924, Gallegos facilitated Mexican government agreements for bi-national biological surveys and specimen collecting in Baja California, the Los Coronados Islands, and Guadalupe Island and worked with United States naturalists including San Diego Natural History Museum Director Clinton G. Abbott, Dr. Harry Wegeworth at the San Diego Zoological Society, Carroll de Wilton Scott, San Diego Natural History Museum, Ralph Hoffman, Director of the the Natural History Museum, Santa Barbara, California, and Pasadena ornithologist Adriaan Joseph van Rossem. While working in Payo Obispo in southern Mexico, he contracted malaria and died in September 1925.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment. Contact the Research Library Director, San Diego Natural History Museum.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright may be reserved. Consult the San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library Director for more information.

    Preferred Citation

    Gallegos, Jose Maria. Exploracion en la Sierra de San Pedro Mártir e Isla de Guadalupe, 1923 [Typescript]. Research Library, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Baja California (Peninsula)--Discovery and exploration
    Mexico--Guadalupe Island
    Mexico--Sierra San Pedro Martir
    Field notes
    Scientific expeditions
    Anthony, A W. (Alfred Webster), 1865-1939
    Hoffmann, Ralph, 1870-1932
    Huey, Laurence M (Laurence Markham), 1892-1963
    Scott, Carroll De Wilton, 1878-1970
    Slevin, Joseph Richard 1881-1957
    Van Denburgh, John 1872-1924
    Van Rossem, A. J. (Adriaan Joseph), 1892-1949