Collection: Diaries

As scientists each expedition member kept a hand-written diary of his Liberian observations and experiences: Featured are the daily chronicles by Mr. Loring Whitman, expedition photographer and assistant ornithologist, and expedition chief, Dr. Richard Pearson Strong, as they traveled in Liberia from June 29 to November 21, 1926, plus accounts of their travel by ship from England to Liberia.

Date: November 29 and 30, 1926
Date: June 29, 1926 to November 21, 1926
This diary chronicles Dr. Richard Pearson Strong's travels and work throughout Liberia, from June 29, 1926 to November 21, 1926, as part of the Harvard African Expedition. The diary begins in Europe and follows Dr. Strong's journey to the Canary Islands and Freetown, Sierra Leone before arriving in Monrovia, Liberia and beginning the Expedition's study of the interior.

*Richard Pearson Strong's full diary chronicles his journey from approximately June 29, 1926 to May 16, 1927. The diary…  Read more→