Diary of an Amazon Journey
Naturalist and explorer George Cherrie was one of the men Theodore Roosevelt took with him on his 1913-14 journey to an uncharted river in the Brazilian Amazon. Cherrie, a seasoned adventurer, had taken dozens of trips to Central and South America, collecting specimens for major museums. On the Roosevelt expedition, led by Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon, Cherrie kept a meticulous diary, excerpted below from a transcript prepared by Joseph R. Ornig, housed at the American Museum of Natural History.
Editorial note: Some formatting has been edited for clarity. Original spelling and grammar have been retained. Comments in brackets are those of the transcriber.
Read the full transcript of George Cherrie's diary here.