Norcross-Bartlett Expedition to Northeast Greenland (1931)

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The Norcross-Bartlett Expedition to Northeast Greenland, 1931, also known as the Bartlett-Norcross Expedition sailed on the Effie M. Morrisey with representatives of the Smithsonian Institution, the George Gustav Heye Foundation, the American Museum of Natural History, and the New York Botanical Garden. The objectives of the expedition were to gather flowering plants for the Botanical Gardens, specimens of wild fowl for the Museum of Natural History and narwhal and seals for the Ocean Hall of Life. In addition to this the expedition members carried out oceanographic, hydrographic and meteorological work for the U.S. Navy and the Smithsonian.
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referencedIn Schooner Ernestina / Effie M. Morrisey Archives image collection, 1894-present University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Papers of Robert Abram Bartlett, 1911-1958 Rauner Special Collections Library
referencedIn Personal papers of Paul C. Oscanyan, 1919-1945 National Archives at College Park
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associatedWith American Museum of Natural History. corporateBody
hasMember Bartlett, Bob, 1875-1946 person
associatedWith Effie M. Morrissey (Schooner) corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith New York botanical garden corporateBody
associatedWith Smithsonian institution corporateBody
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Active 1931

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SNAC ID: 76799442