"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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June 11, 1926 TomanLinda

The name of this dayak chief is usually spelled (by both Stirling and Hedberg) as "Tomalinda." In this particular instance, in the original handwritten journal (V2) Stirling spells his name, "Toma Linda." Also, in a Sept 14th entry (V1 & V2) Stirling spells the name as "Tomanlian."


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