Abstract

The papers of American physician Sylvester Maxwell Lambert (1882-1947) relate primarily to his public health work for the International Health Board of the Rockefeller Foundation. He worked in this capacity in Oceania between 1918 and 1939, documenting the prevalence of hookworm and working to eradicate ankylostomiasis (hookworm disease). The bulk of the collection is Lambert's research materials, which comprise first-hand accounts written by both Lambert and his aides, and were used as references for Lambert’s memoir A Yankee Doctor in Paradise, co-written by Wallace Irwin. Other significant series are correspondence, Lambert's medical and personal writings, and photographs and lantern slides documenting primarily Pacific Islanders and village scenes.

Biography

Born in New York on December 28, 1882, Sylvester M. Lambert graduated from Hamilton College in 1903 and from Syracuse University in medicine in 1908. During the summer of 1907, Lambert took a position as a medical nurse with the Southern Pacific Railroad in Mexico where he met Eloisa Tays, whom he married in 1912. After practicing medicine in Mexico until 1916, Lambert joined the United Fruit Company Medical Service in Costa Rica for two years. Twice during this time Lambert was rejected for commission in the Medical Service of the United States Government because of his poor eyesight, so he opted instead to join the Rockefeller Foundation in July of 1918.

Sylvester Lambert spent two decades in the Pacific working as a public health doctor for the Rockefeller Foundation’s International Health Board (which in 1927 became the International Health Commission). Lambert’s primary objective was the eradication of hookworm. In addition to administering hookworm treatments, Lambert and his team worked to reform sanitation systems and conducted health surveys encompassing malaria, leprosy, elephantiasis, yaws; and other medical conditions they encountered.

Lambert’s initial work for the International Health Board was in Queensland in 1918-1919, where he served as acting director for Australasia. He spent 1920 in Papua (what is now southern Papua New Guinea) and the following year in New Guinea Territory and the Solomon Islands. Fiji became the headquarters from which he would work for the next seventeen years, but he continued to work throughout the Pacific, including Samoa, American Samoa, the Cook Islands, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and return visits to the Solomon Islands, including Rennell and Bellona. His first visit to Rennell was made in 1930 with the Whitney South Sease Expedition. His second trip in 1933 was with Templeton Crocker, aboard Crocker’s yacht, the Zaca.

Recognizing the advantages of training native medical practitioners, Lambert procured funding from the Rockefeller Foundation for the expansion of the Suva Medical School, making it possible to enlarge its student body and allow for more students from outside Fiji. In 1928 the school reopened in new facilities under the name Central Medical School, now the Fiji School of Medicine.

Lambert retired from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1939 and, with Wallace Irwin as his co-author, published in 1941 A Yankee Doctor in Paradise, his memoirs of his 20 years in Oceania. After his retirement, Lambert remained in Fiji for another two years before the political climate and fear for his safety forced him to return to the United States. Back in the U.S., the continued success of his book led to lecture tours throughout the country. He and his family settled in California, where Lambert died in 1947.

Scope and Content

The papers of Sylvester M. Lambert relate primarily to Lambert’s experiences working as a physician for the International Health Board of the Rockefeller Foundation in Oceania between 1918 and 1939. Because Wallace Irwin used these materials to write A Yankee Doctor in Paradise, Irwin's notes can be found throughout the collection, particularly in the Research Materials and Diaries series. While the bulk of the papers date from 1918 to 1945, the papers themselves span from an 1883 Lambert family letter to a 1959 letter from Central Medical School officials to Lambert’s wife. The papers comprise 5.9 linear feet and are arranged in ten series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) RESEARCH MATERIALS AND DIARIES, 3) WRITINGS BY LAMBERT, 4) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 5) MAPS, 6) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, 7) MISCELLANEOUS, 8) CAPTIONED ENVELOPES AND LISTS, 9) PHOTOGRAPHS, and 10) LANTERN SLIDES.

Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series is arranged alphabetically and includes letters from Templeton Crocker; Victor Heiser, Lambert’s supervisor at the Rockefeller Foundation; extensive correspondence dating from 1927 to 1940 with Reverend Frederick J. Paton, based in Vanuatu; and diary letters from Lambert to his wife, Eloisa Tays Lambert, dating from 1938 to 1942.

Series 2: RESEARCH MATERIALS AND DIARIES

The RESEARCH MATERIALS AND DIARIES series was originally arranged by Irwin into geographical groupings relating to chapters in A Yankee Doctor in Paradise. The processor maintained geographical groupings, arranging the series alphabetically by geography using current geographical names. This series contains Lambert’s notes, as well as handwritten and typed diaries by Lambert and others. Wallace Irwin’s handwritten notes relating to A Yankee Doctor in Paradise can be found throughout the series, both on Lambert’s original materials and on separate pages. Research materials are arranged in sixteen subseries: A) Australia, B) Cook Islands, C) Fiji, D) Kiribati and Tuvalu (Gilbert and Ellice Islands), E) Kiritimati (Christmas Island, part of Kiribati), F) New Zealand, G) Niue, H) Oceania, I) Papua New Guinea (New Guinea Territory), J) Papua New Guinea (Papua), K) Rennell Island (part of Solomon Islands), L) Samoa (including Western Samoa and American Samoa), M) Solomon Islands, N) Tonga, O) Vanuatu (New Hebrides), and P) Unidentified.

A) The Australia subseries contains Lambert’s undated, untitled, typed recollection of his initial voyage in 1918 to Australia.

B) The Cook Islands subseries includes Lambert’s notes covering fishing practices, Rarotonga, and the origins of Cook Islands natives, among other subjects.

C) The Fiji subseries includes written and typed notes on the Central Medical School, leprosy, and the native medical practitioner Malakai Veisamasama, in addition to other subjects, as well as an excerpt from Lambert’s typed diary from 1942.

D) The Kiribati and Tuvalu (Gilbert and Ellice Islands) subseries comprises Lambert’s general notes including ruminations on the anthropological differences between natives of Kiribati and those of Tuvalu, and a letter diary to Lambert’s daughter, Harriet Lambert dated March 12, 1924.

E) The Kiritimati (Christmas Island, Kiribati) subseries contains a writing by Lambert on the establishment of government authority on Kiritimati.

F) The New Zealand subseries contains Lambert’s handwritten daily diary dating from February 15 to March 15, 1937.

G) The Niue subseries contains Lambert’s 1938 typed daily diary and his typed geographical and sociological notes.

H) The Oceania subseries comprises Lambert’s typed transcriptions of published travels to Oceania.

I) The Papua New Guinea (New Guinea Territory) subseries contains primarily typed diaries dating 1920-1921 from members of Lambert’s research team detailing hookworm treatments given to natives of New Guinea Territory. Subseries also includes Lambert’s handwritten and typed notes.

J) The Papua New Guinea (Papua) subseries contains a 1920 typed letter diary from K. D. Fooks and another typed diary from an unidentified author, in addition to general notes on Papua and Lambert’s answers to Irwin’s queries on Papua.

K) The Rennell Island subseries includes notes on Lambert’s first trip to Rennell Island in 1930, his second trip in 1933 with Templeton Crocker, and Lambert’s typed 1933 daily diary.

L) The Samoa subseries comprises general notes on the Samoan Islands including the 1924 health survey conducted there and notes on a lecture on the position of women in Samoan cultures.

M) The Solomon Islands subseries includes Lambert’s 1933 typed daily diary and notes on Lambert’s first trip to the Solomon Islands, in addition to typed excerpts from others’ reports on the Solomon Islands in 1928 and 1933.

N) The Tonga subseries comprises typed notes on the culture and history of Tonga and includes a genealogical chart of Tongan royalty.

O) The Vanuatu (New Hebrides) subseries includes daily diaries by Lambert and others dating from 1925 and 1929 and typed and handwritten notes on the health surveys conducted in Vanuatu.

P) The Unidentified subseries includes notes in Lambert’s handwriting.

Series 3: WRITINGS BY LAMBERT

The WRITINGS BY LAMBERT series is arranged in two subseries: A) Articles and B) A Yankee Doctor in Paradise.

A) The Articles subseries includes typescripts and some published journal articles pertaining to his studies in the Pacific Islands. The subjects range from health surveys of island groups to case studies on the treatment of hookworm disease and soil sanitation issues. There are also articles written about Pidgin and some written in Pidgin.

B) The A Yankee Doctor in Paradise subseries contains book contracts, notes from both Lambert and Irwin on items in the book, and typescript drafts of the book. Also included is correspondence with the publishers, extensive correspondence between Irwin and Lambert, and letters from readers. Lambert used a clipping service for reviews of the book that are included with his own newspaper clippings.

Series 4: WRITINGS BY OTHERS

The WRITINGS BY OTHERS series is arranged alphabetically by author and includes primarily articles pertaining to health and medical conditions in Oceania, some with Lambert's hand written notes on them. Also included are some International Board of Health publications dating from 1917, 1918 and 1922.

Series 5: MAPS

The MAPS series is arranged alphabetically by geography and contains primarily oversized maps from island groups in Oceania. The maps have handwriting indicating incidents of hookworm or malaria, location, and number of cases. Irwin used one of the maps of the Pacific Ocean Islands to trace Lambert’s journeys.

Series 6: NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

The NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS series comprises biographical newspaper clippings, clippings dating 1917-1922 on the hookworm campaign, and articles relating to the debate about the effectiveness of vaccinations. Four folders contain unorganized loose articles primarily on events occurring in Oceania.

Series 7: MISCELLANEOUS

The MISCELLANEOUS series is arranged alphabetically and includes autobiographical essays by Lambert, a genealogical chart of the Lambert family, and ten posters Lambert used in the hookworm disease lectures he conducted on the islands.

Series 8: CAPTIONED ENVELOPES AND LISTS

The CAPTIONED ENVELOPES AND LISTS series is arranged alphabetically by geography. The captions on the envelopes describe the negatives they housed. There are also three lists with three separate series of captions. When possible, captioned envelopes and lists include the identifying number of the matching photographs contained within the PHOTOGRAPHS series.

Series 9: PHOTOGRAPHS

The PHOTOGRAPHS series contain approximately 2,700 black and white prints. The bulk are arranged alphabetically by geography. The photographs, taken by both Lambert and his aides, depict primarily Pacific Islanders and village scenes, with added images of medical research, health care and patients, and other subjects. 1,270 of the photographic negatives, representing about half of the total images have been digitized and are available through the California Digital Library's Online Archive of California website and the Digital Asset Management System of the UCSD Libraries.

Series 10: LANTERN SLIDES

The LANTERN SLIDES series contains 119 lantern slides maintained in their original order. The lantern slides were used by Lambert to to illustrate professional talks and public lectures in the United States. The slides depict primarily Rennell and Bellona Island people in 1930 and 1933, with a smaller number of slides of ni-Vanuatu, particularly Malekula people, dating from 1925. All of the lantern slides have been digitized and are available through the Online Archive of California and the UCSD Digital Asset Management System. A few of the Rennell slides are copies from the American Museum of Natural History.

Correspondence

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1 1 A- Miscellaneous.
1 2 B- Miscellaneous.
1 2 Barton, Juxon, 1937-1938.
1 4 Beach, Byron, 1941-1942.
1 5 C- Miscellaneous.
1 6 Columbia University, 1942-1943.
1 7 Crocker, Templeton, 1933-1941.
1 8 D- Miscellaneous.
1 9 E- Miscellaneous.
1 10 F- Miscellaneous.
1 11 Fiji- Colonial Secretary's Office, 1938.
1 12 Fiji- Government House, 1926-1941.
1 13 Fiji- Medical Department, 1940-1959.
1 14 Fiji- The Treasury, 1936.
1 15 G- Miscellaneous.
1 16 H- Miscellaneous.
1 17 Hedstrom, J. M., 1941-1942.
1 18 Heiser, Victor, 1941-1947.
1 19 Howell, James B., 1943.
1 19 I- Miscellaneous.
1 21 J- Miscellaneous.
1 22 Johns Hopkins University, 1924-1933.
1 23 Journal of the American Medical Association, 1941-1946.
1 24 K- Miscellaneous.
1 25 L- Miscellaneous.
1 26 Lambert, Eloise Tays (wife), 1938-1942.
1 27 Library of Congress- Division of Special Information, 1942.
1 28 M- Miscellaneous.
1 29 McGusty, Victor W. T., 1935-1945.
1 30 Medical Conditions in the South Pacific, 1922-1930.
1 31 Mills, Rose M. (Lambert), 1883.
1 32 Montague, A., 1924-1928.
1 33 Neil, Jas Hardie, 1940-1945.
1 34 New Zealand- Department of Health, 1941-1946.
1 35 New Zealand- Legation, 1945-1946.
1 36 New Zealand- Prime Minister's Office, 1941-1943.
1 37 O- Miscellaneous.
1 38 P- Miscellaneous.
1 39 Paton, Reverend Frederick J., 1927-1940.
1 40 R- Miscellaneous.
1 41 The Rockefeller Foundation, 1937-1946.
1 42 S- Miscellaneous.
1 43 Stanford University, 1943-1946.
1 44 T- Miscellaneous.
2 1 Tully, William J., circa 1930.
2 2 U- Miscellaneous.
2 3 United States- Navy Department, 1914-1944.
2 4 United States- War Department, 1942-1943.
2 5 University of California, 1941-1946.
2 6 V- Miscellaneous.
2 7 Van Loon, Hendrik Williem, 1941-1943.
2 8 Van Loon, Jimmie, 1941-1945.
2 9 Vandercook, John W., 1942-1947.
2 10 Veisamasama, Malakai, 1940-1946.
2 11 W- Miscellaneous.
2 12 Wellington- Secretary for the Cook Islands, November 16, 1932.
2 13 Unidentified correspondents.

Research Materials and Diaries

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Australia

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2 14 Lambert, S.M. - Diary.

Cook Islands

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2 15 Notes.
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2 16 Central Medical School - Notes.
2 17 Draunikau and Magic - Notes.
2 18-19 General - Notes.
2 20 Lambert, S.M. - "Anglo-American", 1937.
2 21 Lambert, S.M. - Diary, February 6, 1942.
2 22 Lambert, S.M. - "Dr. Montague".
2 23 Lambert, S.M. - "Malakai".
2 24 Lambert, S.M. - "Notes on Injustice".
2 25 Lambert, S.M. - Transcriptions of published travels.
2 26 Leprosy - Notes.
2 27 "Training of Public Health Workers".

Kiribati and Tuvalu (Gilbert and Ellice Islands)

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2 28 Lambert, S.M. - "Banaba (Ocean Island)" - Letter diary to Harriet Lambert, March 12, 1924.
2 29 Notes.

Kiritimati (Christmas Island)

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2 30 "Christmas Island".

New Zealand

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2 31 Lambert, S.M. - Diary, February 15 - March 15, 1937.
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2 32 Lambert, S.M. - Diary, 1938.
3 1 Notes.
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3 2 Lambert, S.M. - Transcriptions of published travels.

Papua New Guinea (New Guinea Territory)

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3 3 Beach, Byron - "Territory of New Guinea" - Diary, 1921.
3 4 Fooks, K.D. - "Territory of New Guinea" - Diary, 1921.
3 5 Kendrick, C. - Diary, 1920-1921.
3 6 McErlane, W.J. - Diary, 1921.
3 7 Notes.
3 8 Sunners, R.V. - Diary, 1921.

Papua New Guinea (Papua)

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3 9 Fooks, K.D. - Letter Diary, July 17, 1920.
3 10 Notes.
3 11 Unidentified author - Diary.

Rennell Island

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3 12 First Trip - "Meeting with Crocker", 1930.
3 13 First Trip - Notes, 1930.
3 14 First Trip - "Rennell and Bellona Islands", 1930.
3 15 Lambert, S.M. - Diary, 1933.
3 16 Lambert, S.M. - "The History of the Rennell Island During Our Visit", 1937.
3 17 Lambert, S.M. - "Sikaiana".
3 18 Notes.
3 19 Second Trip - Notes, 1933.

Samoa (Western Samoa and American Samoa)

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3 20 Notes.

Solomon Islands

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3 21 "Extracted From Mr. J.C. Barley's Report", May 9, 1933.
3 22 Lambert, S.M. - Diary, 1933.
3 23 Lambert, S.M. - "Solomon Islands Mission Incident".
3 24 Lambert, S.M. - "Solomons", 1921.
3 25 Notes.
3 26 Price, A.V.G. - "Report of M.M.O, Lord Howe Visit", 1928.
3 27 White, Gordon - Diary, 1929-1930.
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3 28 Notes.

Vanuatu (New Hebrides)

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4 1 Corlette, Ewan - "Bushman's Bay" - Diary, May - August, 1925.
4 2 Lambert, S.M. - Letter diary to Eloisa Tays Lambert, July 28, 1925.
4 3 Notes.
4 4 Tully, W.J. - Diary, 1929.

Unidentified

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4 5 Lambert, S.M. - "The Epidemic in Australia" - Notes.
4 6 Notes.
4 7 Lambert, S.M. - "Rockefeller Funds" - Notes.

Writings by Lambert

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Other Writings

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4 8 "Ankylostomiasis: Observations on Twenty Thousand Treatments with Carbon Tetrachloride", 1922.
4 9 "Brief Remarks on South Pacific Education", September 3, 1926.
4 10 "Carbon Tetrachloride in the Treatment of Hookworm Disease: Observations on Fifty Thousand Cases", 1928.
4 11 "Dependencies and Native Peoples of the Pacific: A Preliminary Syllabus for Study and Discussion".
4 12 "The Depopulation of Pacific Races", 1934.
4 13 "East Indian and Fijian in Fiji: Their Changing Numerical Relation", 1938.
4 14 "Fiji Soil Sanitation Campaign", 1932-1935.
4 15 "Fish Stories from Papua" (includes photos).
4 16 "Fish Story", 1926.
4 17 "General Survey of Fijian Diseases".
4 18 "Health Survey of British Solomon Islands Protectorate", 1933.
4 19 "Health Survey of the New Hebrides: With Special Reference to Hookworm".
4 20 "Health Survey of Rennell and Bellona Islands", 1931.
4 21 "Health Survey of Rotuma", 1929.
4 22 "Hookworm Disease in the South Pacific: Ten Years of Tetrachloride", 1933.
4 23 "Hookworm Lecture in Pidgin English".
4 24 "Intestinal Parasites in North Queensland", 1921.
4 25 "Malaria Incinidence in Australia and the South Pacific".
4 26 "Mass Treatment for Hookworm Disease Justifies Itself", 1928.
4 27 Memorandum by Dr. S.M. Lambert, August 29, 1941.
4 28 "The Migration-Zone Theory of Race Evolution".
4 29 "Missionaries in the South Pacific".
4 30 "New Guinea: Treatment of Germans".
4 31 "New Zealand Health".
4 32 "Notes on Health Conditions in the South Pacific".
4 33 "Notes on Medical Conditions in Fiji", 1935.
4 34 "Notes on Natives of the New Hebrides", 1935.
4 35 "Pidgin English", 1931.
5 1 Pidgin Writings.
5 2 "Polynesian Origin and Language".
5 3 "Primitive Polynesian Religion: Notes and Observations".
5 4 "Report of Findings by Health Campaign Conducted in the New Hebrides from 31st January, 1929, to August 21st, 1931".
5 5 "Report on the Java Conference Trip".
5 6 "Report on Western Samoa Yaws Campaign", 1932 - 1934.
5 7 "A Resurvey of Hookworm Disease in Fiji in 1935, Ten Years After Mass Treatment", 1936.
5 8 "The Sepik River" (includes photos).
5 9 "Soil Sanitation in the Pacific".
5 10 "Some Polynesian Medical Superstitions Encountered in the Cook Islands", 1933.
5 11 "South Pacific Medical Service".
5 12 "Survey of American Samoa".
5 13 "A Survey of the Maori Situation", 1937.
5 14 "Trip to Papua", 1920.
5 15 Unidentified typescripts.
5 16 Untitled - mostly about Rennell and Bellona.
5 17 "Yaws in the South Pacific".

A Yankee Doctor in Paradise

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5 18 Fiji.
5 19 Gaile and Delta.
5 20 General.
5 21 Maoris and New Zealand.
5 22 Papua New Guinea (Papua).
5 23 Samarai and Trobriands.
5 24 Yule and Mafulu.

Typescripts

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5 25 Pages 1-148.
6 1 Pages 149-312.
6 2 Pages 313-335.

Correspondence

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6 3 Brandt and Brandt, 1940-1947.
6 4 Irwin, Wallace, 1940-1945.
6 5 Little, Brown, and Company, 1940-1941.
6 6 Various correspondents, 1941.
6 7 Various correspondents, 1942.
6 8 Various correspondents, 1943-1946.
6 9 Various correspondents, Undated.

Newspaper Clippings and Reviews

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6 10 Loose clippings, January - May, 1941.
6 11 Loose clippings, June - December, 1941.
6 12 Loose clippings, 1942-1944.
6 13 Romeike Press clippings, May 1941.
7 1 Romeike Press clippings, June 1941.
7 2 Romeike Press clippings, July 1941.
7 3 Romeike Press clippings, August 1941.
7 4 Romeike Press clippings, September 1941 - January 1942.

Miscellaneous

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7 5 Book contracts, 1939-1948.
7 6 Book endorsement by Victor G. Heiser, May 3, 1941.
7 7 Proposed reprint.

Writings by Others

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7 8 Beattie, I. H. - "Paper by Dr. Beattie on Medical Ethics" and "Dyspareunia", 1938.
7 9 Brown, G. Gordon - "Education in American Samoa".
7 10 Burton, J. W. - "The Atlantic Charter and the Pacific Races".
7 11 "Census of the Cook Islands (Omitting Niue)", 1936.
7 12 "Fiji and the South Pacific Annual Report", 1937.
7 13 International Board of Health Publications, 1917, 1918, and 1922.
7 14 Irwin, Wallace - "The Small Town Complex in Polynesia".
7 15 James, Clifford S. - "Tropical Phagaedenic Ulcer in the Pacific", 1938.
7 16 Kuresa, Ielu - "Medical Work in Samoa", October 26, 1930.
7 17 Larson, Nils P. - "Blood Groupings of the Hawaiians".
7 18 Mohr, John L. and Edward P. Mumford - "Tropical Disease Survey", 1943-1944.
7 19 Mount, H.S. - "Report on Dental Conditions in Fiji", 1941.
7 20 "Notes for Dr. Lambert - War Effort in Fiji and the Western Pacific".
7 21 Numa, John - "Epidemiological Survey of the Cook Islands", 1938.
7 22 Quarterly South Pacific Narrative Report, September 30, 1928.
7 23 "Report by Dr. (after Sir Maui) Pomare, Helath Officer to the Maoris, on the Helth of the Cook Islands", 1906.
7 24 Roberts, Regina Flood Keyes - "Notes on Hygiene and Child Welfare Work for the Fijians", 1930.
7 25 "Standard Septic Tank Approved by the Central Board of Health", 1936.
7 26 "The Story of a Boy Who Did Not Grow Up to Be a Tall Strong Man - Hookworm Pamphlet".
7 27 Territory of Papua - "Annual Report", 1928-1930.
7 28 "Uranian Passions".
7 29 Western Pacific Annual Report, 1938.
7 30 Wood, Casey A. "The Fijian Crimson-Breasted Parrot", 1923.
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8 1 FB-362-09 Australasia - Oversize, 1910.
8 2 FB-362-10 British Solomon Islands Protectorate - Oversize, 1925.
8 3 FB-362-11 Cook Islands and Niue - Oversize, 1925.
8 4 Fiji - Grounds of Colonial War Memorial Hospital.
8 5 FB-362-12 Fiji - Oversize, 1928.
8 6 Pacific Ocean Islands.
8 7 FB-362-14 Pacific Ocean Islands - Oversize.
8 8 Rennell Island.
8 9 FB-362-13 Vanuatu (New Hebrides) - Oversize, February 25, 1929.
8 10 Western Samoa, 1925 and 1932.
8 11 FB-362-15 Western Samoa - Oversize, 1925.

Newspaper Clippings

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8 12 Biographical.
8 13 Hookworm Campaign, 1917-1919.
8 14 Hookworm Campaign, 1919-1922.
8 15 Vaccinations, 1928.
8 16-19 Miscellaneous.

Miscellaneous

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8 20 Biographical papers.
8 21 Commencement programs - Hamilton College - Bachelor's Degree (1903) Honorary Doctor of Science (1940), 1903 and 1940.
8 22 "Index to Scientific Data".
8 23 "Index to Vol. O".
8 24 Lecture notes.
8 25 "The Man with a Million Patients" - Flyer.
8 26 Memorandum of suggestions for American nationals who desire to prepare claims for indemnity for agrarian lands which have been seized by Mexican authorities since August 30, 1927.
8 27 MC-63-3 Posters - Hookworm disease lectures.

Captioned Envelopes and Lists

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9 1 Cook Islands. Envelopes.
9 2 Kiribati and Tuvalu (Gilbert and Ellice Islands). Envelopes.
9 3 Papua New Guinea. Envelopes.
9 4 Papua New Guinea (New Guinea Territory). Envelopes.
9 5 Papua New Guinea (New Guinea Territory). Lists.
9 6 Papua New Guinea (Papua). Envelopes.
9 7 Samoa (Western Samoa and American Samoa). Envelopes.
9 8 Solomon Islands. Envelopes.
9 9 Solomon Islands - Rennell and Bellona Islands. Envelopes.
9 10 Tonga. Envelopes.
9 10 Tonga. Lists.
9 12 Vanuatu (New Hebrides). Envelopes.
9 13 Medical. Envelopes.

Photographs

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10 1-10 Cook Islands, circa 1919-1939.
10 11-15 Fiji, circa 1919-1939.
10 16-20 Central School of Medicine, circa 1919-1939.
Images of Pacific Islander medical students.
10 21-29 Kiribati and Tuvalu (Gilbert and Ellice Islands), circa 1919-1939.
10 30-45 Papua New Guinea, circa 1919-1939.
10 46-51 Papua New Guinea (New Guinea Territory), circa 1919-1939.
11 1-13 Papua New Guinea (Papua), circa 1919-1939.
11 14-15 Queensland, circa 1919-1939.
11 16-22 Samoa (Western Samoa and American Samoa), circa 1919-1939.
11 23-35 Solomon Islands, circa 1919-1939.
11 36-45 Rennell and Bellona Islands, circa 1919-1939.
Images date from Lambert’s visits to these Polynesian outliers in 1930 and 1933. The 1930 images were taken in the context of Lambert’s participation in part of the American Museum of Natural History’s Whitney South Seas Expedition aboard the ship France. The 1933 images were taken in the context of Lambert’s voyage aboard the yacht Zaca, with Templeton Crocker. Topics of note include traditional clothing, dwellings, ritual food offerings, and dance.
11 46-50 Tonga, circa 1919-1939.
11 51-61 Vanuatu (New Hebrides), circa 1919-1939.
12 1-3 Unidentified geography, circa 1919-1939.
12 4 Lambert portraits, circa 1919-1939.
12 5-8 Medical, circa 1919-1939.
12 9-10 Sanitation, circa 1919-1939.
12 11-15 Zaca expedition, circa 1919-1939.

Lantern Slides

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13 Slides 1-59, circa 1919-1939.
14 Slides 60-119, circa 1919-1939.


Finding aid generated: 2010-06-29