"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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Annotations to the Journal of Matthew Stirling

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April 7, 1926 van Leeuwen

Willem Marius Docters van Leeuwen. Both Stirling and Hedberg usually capitalize “van” in names such as “van Leeuwen” (just as Dutch-Americans sometimes write "Van" in their names), though the name is always written in Dutch with a lower case 'v'. Hedberg sometimes writes only the word “Van” in his journal shorthand, meaning Dr. Docters van Leeuwen.


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