SIA RU007006, Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978, Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

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Summary

Creator:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978
Title:
Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
Dates:
1848, 1848-1979, 1848-1979 and undated
Notes:
Alexander Wetmore (1886-1978) was the sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. A well-known ornithologist and avian paleontologist, Wetmore served as Secretary from 1945 to 1952. Wetmore came to the Smithsonian in November 1924 as Superintendent of the National Zoological Park after a fourteen-year career with the Bureau of Biological Survey of the United States Department of Agriculture. In March 1925, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian in charge of the United States National Museum (USNM), a post he held until his appointment as Secretary in 1945. Wetmore retired in 1952 and was made an honorary Research Associate of the Smithsonian, where he continued his study of recent and fossil birds until his death
Summary:
These papers provide comprehensive documentation of all aspects of Wetmore's professional career, with particular emphasis on his ornithological and paleornithological research, field work and expeditions, and his activities in professional organizations. They also illustrate, to a lesser degree, his personal affairs. Wetmore was a prolific correspondent and a large part of his papers consists of letters written and received between 1901 and 1977. The correspondence reflects all phases of Wetmore's work, particularly his research, the progress of his career in the federal government, and his relations with the scientific community
An organizational file contains records relating to Wetmore's activities as an officer and member of scientific societies, professional organizations, conservation groups, inter-governmental committees, colleges and universities, and social groups, including the American Committee for International Wild Life Protection; the American Ornithologists' Union; the American Philosophical Society; the Eighth American Scientific Congress, 1940; the Inter-American Committee of Experts on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation; the International Ornithological Congresses; the National Association of Audubon Societies; the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine; the George Washington University; the National Geographic Society; the Washington Biologists' Field Club; the Explorers Club; and the Cosmos Club. Other materials dealing with his professional activities include files on meetings and conferences attended and records from his service on the Committee on the Daniel Giraud Elliot Award Fund of the National Academy of Sciences
Wetmore's career as a field worker and scientific expedition member before and during his service in the federal government is thoroughly illustrated. Included are field notes, diaries, specimen catalogs, correspondence, collecting permits, expense accounts, photographs, motion pictures, and related materials documenting field trips to Puerto Rico, the Hawaiian and other Pacific islands, Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, Central and South America (especially Panama) and all regions of the United States
The papers also include files documenting his work as head of the USNM and Smithsonian; biographical, genealogical, and personal information on Wetmore and his family; manuscripts, lists, notes, and drawings from his research on recent and fossil birds; desk diaries and appointment books documenting his daily activities; extensive photographs, photograph albums, lantern slides, and 35mm color slides including images of Wetmore, family, friends, scientific colleagues, and events; manuscripts, correspondence, and related materials concerning his Birds of the Republic of Panama; diplomas and certificates received by Wetmore; and typescript copies of John Xantus letters compiled by Wetmore for the use of Harry Harris during his research on Xantus
Topics:
Ornithology, Paleontology, Conservation of natural resources
Subjects:
Xántus, János 1825-1894, Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978, Elliot, Daniel Giraud 1835-1915, Harris, Harry, American Committee for International Wild Life Protection, Inter-American Committee of Experts on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation, National Association of Audubon Societies, United States National Museum, American Ornithologists' Union, American Philosophical Society, Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.), Explorers Club, George Washington University, Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine, National Geographic Society (U.S.), Washington Biologists' Field Club, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) Daniel Giraud Elliot Fund, Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary, National Zoological Park (U.S.), United States Bureau of Biological Survey, United States Dept. of Agriculture, Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, International Ornithological Congress, Eighth American Scientific Congress (1940 : Washington, D. C.)
Form/Genre:
Photographs, Collection descriptions, Motion pictures (visual works)
Local Number:
SIA RU007006
Physical Description:
30.8 linear meters

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Record Unit 7006

Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-
Title: Alexander Wetmore Papers
Dates: circa 1848-1979 and undated
Quantity: 30.8 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7006
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

(Frank) Alexander Wetmore (1886-1978), ornithologist, avian paleontologist, and science administrator, was the sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, serving from 1945 to 1952. He was born in North Freedom, Wisconsin, the son of Nelson Franklin and Emma Amelia (Woodworth) Wetmore. He developed an early interest in birds and at the age of eight made his first field journal entry--an observation on the pelican recorded on a family vacation to Florida in 1894. His first published paper, "My Experience with a Red-headed Woodpecker," appeared in Bird-Lore in 1900. By the time he entered the University of Kansas in 1905, Wetmore had made extensive natural history collections around his Wisconsin home and in Independence, Kansas.

Shortly after his arrival in Lawrence, Kansas, Wetmore received his first museum job as Assistant at the University Museum under Charles D. Bunker. His undergraduate career was interrupted on several occasions as he took jobs in Arizona, California, and Colorado to finance his education. He also used these opportunities to study and collect the native avifauna. Wetmore received the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas in 1912. Wetmore continued his education in Washington, D.C., receiving the Master of Science degree in 1916 and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1920--both from George Washington University. He would later receive honorary doctorates from the University of Wisconsin, George Washington University, Centre College, and Ripon College.

Wetmore's career in the federal government began in 1910 when he was appointed an Agent for the Biological Survey, a bureau of the United States Department of Agriculture. During the summers of 1910-1911 he assisted on field investigations in Wyoming and Alaska. He traveled to Puerto Rico in late 1911 and spent nearly a year surveying the bird life of that and adjacent islands. In 1913, Wetmore was promoted to Assistant Biologist with the Biological Survey, and he moved to Washington to begin work in the program on the food habits of North American birds. His career with the Biological Survey was highlighted by constant field investigations which took him to most of the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, and South America. Among his more important investigations were a study of the causes of waterfowl mortality around the Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1914-1916; a survey of North American birds that migrated to the southern part of South America, 1920-1921; and the leadership of the Tanager Exploring Expedition to the islands of the mid-Pacific, 1923. Wetmore was promoted to the rank of Biologist with the Survey in 1924.

As his professional status grew, Wetmore received offers of curatorial and research positions from several of the leading museums in America. Perhaps the most interesting came in 1920 when the American Museum of Natural History asked him to join the Roy Chapman Andrews Asiatic Expedition and take charge of the zoological collections. Wetmore declined this and several other offers. Finally, in November 1924, he accepted appointment as Superintendent of the National Zoological Park (NZP). He remained at the NZP until March 1925 when he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian in charge of the United States National Museum (USNM). Wetmore held this position for nearly twenty years, when, in 1945, he was elected the sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian. He retired in 1952 and became a Research Associate of the Institution where he continued his research on recent and fossil birds.

Wetmore's administration of the USNM and Smithsonian during the era of the Great Depression and World War II faced many constraints. However, he managed to continue the Institution's basic research aims, while instituting improvements in its administrative operations and exhibits program. Among his most important accomplishments was a move toward professional management of the Institution by hiring specialists such as John E. Graf and John L. Keddy to assist with federal budgetary procedures and other administrative matters. He also steered the Smithsonian toward a period of exhibit modernization which was realized after his retirement. Two new bureaus were added to the Smithsonian during Wetmore's tenure as Secretary--the National Air Museum (now the National Air and Space Museum) and the Canal Zone Biological Area (now the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute).

Despite his administrative responsibilities at the Smithsonian, Wetmore continued an active research program in the field and the laboratory. He conducted several collecting expeditions to the American tropics between 1927 and 1940. When the outbreak of World War II restricted travel outside the country, he undertook a study of the birds of Shenandoah National Park in nearby Virginia. In the mid-1940s, Wetmore began a research program that would occupy his energies for the remainder of his life. Between 1946 and 1966 he took annual trips to Panama--making an exhaustive survey of the birds of the isthmus. This work culminated in the publication of his magnum opus, The Birds of the Republic of Panama. Three volumes of the work appeared during his life. The final volume was completed by his Smithsonian colleagues and published posthumously.

Wetmore was widely recognized as the dean of American ornithologists, and he worked extensively in the field of avian paleontology and as a systematic specialist. His bibliography contained over seven hundred entries; including 150 papers and monographs on fossil birds. He described 189 species and subspecies of birds new to science. Wetmore made enormous natural history collections, which were eventually donated to the Smithsonian. Included were 26,058 bird and mammal skins from North America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean area; 4,363 skeletal and anatomical specimens; and 201 clutches of birds eggs. Fifty-six new genera, species, and subspecies of birds (both recent and fossil), mammals, amphibians, insects, mollusks, and plants were named in his honor--an assemblage which Wetmore called his "private zoo." Also named in his honor was the "Wetmore Glacier" in the Antarctic and the "Alexander Wetmore Bridge," a canopy bridge in the Bayano River Basin in Panama.

Wetmore was a member of countless professional organizations, scientific committees, conservation groups, and social clubs. He served many of the groups in elected or appointed capacities. He was a member of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) for seventy years and served as President from 1926 to 1929. For many years he was Chairman of the AOU Committee on Classification and Nomenclature and was instrumental in the publication of the fifth edition of the Check-list of North American Birds. Wetmore also had a long-term association with the National Geographic Society, serving as a Trustee, 1933-1976, and as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Research and Exploration. He also authored several popular publications on birds for the Society.

Wetmore served as President of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 1927; the Washington Biologists' Field Club, 1928-1931; the Biological Society of Washington, 1929-1931; the Cosmos Club, 1938; the Explorers Club, 1944-1946; and the X International Ornithological Congress held at Uppsala, Sweden, 1950. He was Home Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences, 1951-1955, and a Trustee (or Director) of the Textile Museum of Washington, 1928-1952; the George Washington University, 1945-1962; and the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Tropical and Preventive Medicine, 1949-1976.

During his career at the Smithsonian, Wetmore was named to several national and international scientific committees. He was Secretary-General of the Eighth American Scientific Congress, 1940; United States Representative to the Inter-American Commission of Experts on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation, 1940; Vice-Chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, 1945-1952; and Chairman of the Interdepartmental Committee on Research and Development, 1946.

His contributions to science resulted in many honors and awards. He was the recipient of the Otto Herman Medal of the Hungarian Ornithological Society, 1931; the Hubbard Medal of the National Geographic Society, 1957; the Brewster Medal, 1959, and the Elliott Coues Award, 1972, of the American Ornithologists' Union; the Explorers Club Medal, 1962; the Bartsch Award of the Audubon Naturalist Society, 1964; and the Arthur Allen Award of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, 1970. Wetmore married Fay Holloway in 1912, and a daughter, Margaret Fenwick, was born in 1916. After a long illness, his wife died in 1953. That same year he married Annie Beatrice Thielen. Wetmore died at his home in Glen Echo, Maryland, on December 7, 1978.

For more detailed biograhical information on Wetmore, see Paul H. Oehser, "In Memoriam: Alexander Wetmore," The Auk, July 1980, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. 608-615; S. Dillon Ripley and James A. Steed, "Alexander Wetmore, June 18, 1886 - December 7, 1978," National Academy of Sciences, Biographical Memoirs, vol. 56, pp. 597-626, 1987; and John Sherwood, "His Field Notebook Was Started in 1894; It Is Not Yet Complete," The Washington Star, Thursday, 13 January 1977. A discussion of his contributions to paleornithology is found in Storrs L. Olson's "Alexander Wetmore and the Study of Fossil Birds" in "Collected Papers in Avian Paleontology Honoring the 90th Birthday of Alexander Wetmore," Storrs L. Olson, editor, Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, 1976, no. 27, pp. xi-xvi.

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Chronology

  • June 18, 1886
  • Born in North Freedom, Wisconsin
  • 1900
  • Wrote first published paper, "My experience with a Red-headed Woodpecker," (Bird-Lore, vol. II, pp. 155-156.
  • 1905-1908, 1910
  • Assistant, University of Kansas Museum
  • 1909
  • Assistant, Colorado Museum of Natural History
  • 1910-1912
  • Agent, United States Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1910
  • Field work, Wyoming
  • 1911
  • Field work, Alaska
  • 1911-1912
  • Field work, Porto Rico
  • 1912
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Kansas
  • October 13, 1912
  • Married Fay Holloway
  • 1913-1923
  • Assistant Biologist, United States Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1914
  • Field work, Utah and California
  • 1914-1915
  • Field work, Utah and Montana
  • 1916
  • Master of Science, George Washington University
  • 1916
  • Birth of daughter, Margaret Fenwick
  • 1916
  • Field work, Utah
  • 1916
  • Birds of Porto Rico (U.S. Dept. Agric. Bull. 326, pp. 1-140)
  • 1917
  • Field work, North Carolina
  • 1917-1918
  • Field work, Arkansas and Texas
  • 1918
  • Field work, Western United States
  • 1919
  • Field work, Florida; Arizona
  • 1920
  • Doctor of Philosophy, George Washington University
  • 1920-1921
  • Field work, South America
  • 1921
  • Field work, Georgia
  • 1922
  • Field work, South Carolina; Minnesota; North Dakota; Pennsylvania; Maryland
  • 1923
  • In charge of the Tanager Exploring Expedition to the mid-Pacific islands
  • 1924
  • Biologist, U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1924-1925
  • Superintendent, National Zoological Park
  • 1925-1944
  • Assistant Secretary, Smithsonian Institution (in charge of the U.S. National Museum)
  • 1926
  • Observations on the Birds of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile (U.S. National Museum, Bull. 133, pp.1-448)
  • 1926
  • The Migration of Birds (Harvard University Press)
  • 1926-1929
  • President, American Ornithologists' Union
  • 1927
  • Field work, Haiti and Dominican Republic
  • 1927
  • President, Washington Academy of Sciences
  • 1927
  • Isidore Geoffroy St. Hilaire Medal, Societe Nationale d'Acclimitation de France
  • 1928
  • Trip to study bird collections of museums in the western United States
  • 1928-1931
  • President, Washington Biologists' Field Club
  • 1928-1952
  • Trustee, Textile Museum of Washington
  • 1929-1931
  • President, Biological Society of Washington
  • 1930
  • A Systematic Classification for the Birds of the World (Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., vol. 76, art. 24, pp. 1-8). Revised and reprinted in 1934, 1940, 1948, 1951, and 1960.
  • 1930
  • U.S. Delegate, VII International Ornithological Congress, Amsterdam; field work, Spain
  • 1931
  • The Birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, by Wetmore and B. H. Swales (U.S. National Museum Bull. 155, pp. 1-483)
  • 1931
  • Field work, Haiti
  • 1931
  • Otto Herman Medal, Hungarian Ornithological Society
  • 1931-1957
  • Chairman, American Ornithologists' Union Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North American Birds
  • 1932
  • Honorary D.Sc., George Washington University
  • 1932
  • Field work, western United States
  • 1933-1976
  • Trustee, National Geographic Society
  • 1934
  • U.S. Delegate, VIII International Ornithological Congress, Oxford
  • 1936
  • Field work, Guatemala
  • 1937
  • Field work, Venezuela
  • 1937-1978
  • Vice Chairman, Acting Chairman, and Chairman Emeritus, Committee on Research and Exploration, National Geographic Society
  • 1938
  • President, Cosmos Club
  • 1938
  • Chairman of U. S. delegation, IX International Ornithological Congress, Rouen, France
  • 1939
  • Field work, Mexico
  • 1940
  • A Check-list of the fossil birds of North America (Smiths. Misc. Coll., vol. 99, no. 4, pp. 1-81)
  • 1940
  • Secretary-General, Eighth American Scientific Congress
  • 1940
  • U. S. Representative, Inter-American Commission of Experts on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation
  • 1940
  • Field work, Costa Rica
  • 1941
  • Field work, Colombia
  • 1941
  • Distinguished Service Award, University of Kansas
  • 1944-1946
  • President, Explorers Club
  • 1944, 1946-1966
  • Field work, Panama
  • 1945
  • Alumni Award for Achievement in Science, George Washington University
  • 1945-1952
  • Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
  • 1945-1952
  • Vice-Chairman, National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics
  • 1945-1962
  • Trustee, George Washington University
  • 1946
  • Honorary D.Sc., University of Wisconsin
  • 1947
  • Honorary D.Sc., Centre College of Kentucky
  • 1947-1963
  • Chairman, Daniel Giraud Elliot Fund Award Committee, National Academy of Sciences
  • 1948
  • Chairman, Interdepartmental Committee on Scientific Research and Development
  • 1948
  • Orden de Merito, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, Cuba
  • 1949-1976
  • Member, Board of Directors, Gorgas Memorial Institute for Tropical and Preventive Medicine
  • 1950
  • President, Academy of Medicine of Washington, D. C.
  • 1950
  • President, X International Ornithological Congress, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1951-1955
  • Home Secretary, National Academy of Sciences
  • February 14, 1953
  • Death of Fay Holloway Wetmore
  • December 16, 1953
  • Married Annie Beatrice Thielen
  • 1953-1978
  • Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution
  • 1954
  • Field work, Venezuela
  • 1957
  • Hubbard Medal, National Geographic Society
  • 1959
  • Honorary D.Sc., Ripon College
  • 1959
  • Brewster Medal, American Ornithologists' Union
  • 1962
  • Explorers Club Medal
  • 1963
  • Treasurer, XVI International Congress of Zoology
  • 1964
  • Bartsch Award, Audubon Naturalist Society
  • 1965
  • The Birds of the Republic of Panama, vol. 1 (Smiths. Misc. Coll., vol. 150, pp. 1-483)
  • 1968
  • The Birds of the Republic of Panama, vol. 2 (Smiths. Misc. Coll., vol. 150, pt. 2, pp. 1-605)
  • 1969
  • Field work, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1970
  • Arthur Allen Medal, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
  • 1972
  • The Birds of the Republic of Panama, vol. 3 (Smiths. Misc. Coll., vol. 150, pt. 3, pp. 1-631)
  • 1972
  • Elliott Coues Award, American Ornithologists' Union
  • 1973
  • "Alexander Wetmore Bridge" dedicated in Panama
  • 1975-1978
  • Honorary President, American Ornithologists' Union
  • 1976
  • Collected Papers in Avian Paleontology Honoring the 90th Birthday of Alexander Wetmore, Storrs L. Olson, editor (Smiths. Contrib. to Paleobio., no. 27)
  • December 7, 1978
  • Death, Glen Echo, Maryland
  • 1984
  • The Birds of the Republic of Panama, vol. 4 (Smiths. Misc. Coll., vol. 150, pt. 4, pp. 1-670)

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Introduction

The papers of Alexander Wetmore were received in the Smithsonian Archives in several different accessions between 1978 and 1987.

The Archives would like to thank Mrs. Beatrice T. Wetmore for her help in transferring her husband's papers to the Archives. We also appreciate the assistance of the staff of the Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History. The authors thank Susan Glenn and Pamela Henson for their thorough review of the manuscript.

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Descriptive Entry

The papers of Alexander Wetmore provide comprehensive documentation of his professional career and personal life. The collection is especially valuable in illustrating his research career in systematic ornithology and avian paleontology; his many collecting trips and field expeditions; his involvement in professional organizations, scientific societies, and social groups; his education and the development of his interest in ornithology; his administrative career at the United States National Museum (USNM) and the Smithsonian Institution; his family history; and personal matters. Less well represented in the collection is material concerning his brief tenure as Superintendent of the National Zoological Park, 1924-1925. Interested researchers should consult Smithsonian Archives Record Unit 74, National Zoological Park, Records, 1887-1965, and undated.

Wetmore was a prolific correspondent and nearly a third of this collection is made up of letters written and received between 1901 and 1977. The correspondence documents most aspects of his career and is particularly valuable in illustrating his research on recent and fossil birds. Wetmore exchanged letters with many of the prominent ornithologists and avian paleontologists of his day, and the correspondence is an important source of information on the history of both disciplines during the twentieth century. It is also helpful in documenting USNM and Smithsonian history from the mid-1920s to the early 1950s. Especially valuable are letters exchanged with USNM curators which concern field work, research programs, and exhibits. Wetmore corresponded with many foreign specialists, and several letters from British and European ornithologists contain descriptions of World War II and its effects on society and science. Also included are countless letters written by Wetmore giving information and advice to amateur ornithologists, bird watchers, and youngsters interested in birds.

A large file of correspondence, reports, fiscal records, publications, and related materials documents Wetmore's constant involvement in professional activities and national and international scientific affairs. His seventy-year membership in the American Ornithologists' Union is thoroughly illustrated. Included are files concerning Wetmore's work with the AOU Committee on Classification and Nomenclature, and his role in the preparation of the fifth edition of the Check-list of North American Birds. Also included are files concerning Wetmore's work as a delegate and President of meetings of the International Ornithological Congress. Records concerning his work as Secretary-General of the Eighth American Scientific Congress, and as United States Representative to the Inter-American Committee of Experts on Nature Protection and Wildlife Preservation provide documentation of initial inter-American cooperation on conservation issues. Also found are substantial records documenting his associations with the National Geographic Society; the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Tropical and Preventive Medicine; the Washington Biologists' Field Club; the Cosmos Club; and the Explorers Club. Contained in a separate series are records dealing with his work as Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences Daniel Giraud Elliot Award Committee.

Wetmore's work as a field ornithologist and scientific expedition member is documented from his first recorded observation of a Florida pelican in 1894 through his last collecting trip to Panama in 1966. The majority of records concerning his field work are found in three series. The first documents Wetmore's work prior to his appointment to the U.S. Biological Survey in 1910 and includes field notes, migration records, and lists made during his boyhood in Wisconsin; similar materials compiled during his college days in Lawrence, Kansas, and on trips to the western United States; and catalogues of his ornithological and natural history collections. The second series consists of correspondence, field notes, diaries, reports, expense records, and related materials documenting field work carried out for the U. S. Biological Survey and the Smithsonian Institution (with the exception of trips to Panama). Also included are records created during trips to professional meetings, trips to study museum specimens, and other official travel. The third series contains records concerning his field trips to Panama, 1944, 1946-1966. Also included is a file of permits used during his field investigations, as well as expense accounts from his official travel.

Photographic documentation of Wetmore's life and career is a major strength of the collection. Included are voluminous photographs, albums, lantern slides, 35mm color slides, motion pictures, and negatives documenting his field work and other official travel. Also included are portraits of Wetmore; photographs of Wetmore with family, friends, and colleagues; photographs from his boyhood; photographs of Smithsonian events, scientific meetings, and social gatherings; and photographs of professional colleagues.

The papers contain a file of collected materials documenting Wetmore's personal life and family history. The file includes correspondence with his immediate family and other relatives; various biographical information; genealogical data on his family; school and college records; papers and drawings from his early work on birds; congratulatory correspondence and letters of introduction and recommendation; transcripts of an oral history interview; and personnel records from his service in the federal government. Of special interest is Wetmore's "private zoo"--a card catalogue of species and subspecies named in his honor. A series of daily diaries and appointment books helps to illustrate his day-to-day activities.

Wetmore's twenty-eight-year administrative career at the USNM and Smithsonian is partially documented in the collection. Most of the records consist of routine correspondence inquiring about employment at the USNM. Also included are various files concerning Smithsonian activities, offices, and administrative matters.

The remainder of the collection primarily consists of materials relating to his research in ornithology and avian paleontology. Included is a large group of unpublished manuscripts, speeches, and radio talks prepared by Wetmore. Also included are numerous letters; specimen lists; notes; published manuscripts; field records; and publications relating to his research. Of special interest are original journals, lists, and correspondence from field work in Haiti by William Louis Abbott, 1916-1928, and Watson M. Perrygo, 1928-1929. The collection also contains a sample of original illustrations used in his publications on fossil birds; and manuscripts, proofs, drawings, and other materials from his magnum opus, The Birds of the Republic of Panama.

Also included in the collection are diplomas, certificates, and awards received by Wetmore, and typescript copies of correspondence between John Xantus and Spencer F. Baird.

Additional records documenting Wetmore's professional career can be found in the Smithsonian Archives. Researchers interested in Wetmore's career as Assistant Secretary in charge of the USNM and Secretary of the Smithsonian should consult Smithsonian Archives record units 192 and 46. Field reports written during several investigations he conducted for the U.S. Biological Survey can be found in record unit 7176, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Field Reports, 1860-1961. Records dealing with Wetmore's work on the fifth edition of the AOU Check-list of North American Birds are a part of record unit 7050, American Ornithologists' Union Collection, 1883-1977. An oral history interview (record unit 9504) conducted by the Archives in 1974 provides insight to all aspects of Wetmore's career. Record unit 9516, the Watson M. Perrygo oral history interviews, include many reflections on Wetmore by his long-time field companion.

A voluminous collection of Wetmore's field catalogues, field notes, lists, and other specimen-related records are housed in the Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7006, Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-, Alexander Wetmore Papers

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Container List

Series 1

General Correspondence, 1901-1977, and undated, with Related Materials from 1879.

This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting the professional career of Alexander Wetmore. He maintained a voluminous correspondence with domestic and foreign ornithologists and avian paleontologists concerning research projects, nomenclatural questions, and various professional issues.

Other correspondents include staff and officials of the Bureau of Biological Survey, United States National Museum (USNM), and Smithsonian Institution; staff and officials of museums, universities, and research foundations; officers and members of professional organizations; editors of scientific journals and popular publications; bird watchers and amateur ornithologists; and personal acquaintances.

The correspondence documents all aspects of Wetmore's professional life. In addition to providing a wealth of information on his research on recent and fossil birds, it is especially strong in illustrating field work and scientific expeditions; the development of his career as a professional ornithologist, museum director, and science administrator; his participation in professional organizations; and the preparation of scientific papers and popular works. The correspondence is also a valuable source of information on the history of the Bureau of Biological Survey, 1910-1924, and the USNM/Smithsonian, 1925-1952.

Occasional photographs, manuscripts, and field notes are found in the correspondence. This material is noted in the folder list.

Arranged Alphabetically

Box 1

Folder 1 Aa-Ak, general

Box 1 of 240

Folder 2 Abbot, Charles G., 1927-1929, 1931, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1967, 1969-1970, 1972-1973, and undated. Includes a poem by Paul E. Garber commemorating Abbot's 95th birthday, May 1967.

Box 1 of 240

Folder 3 Abbott, William Louis, 1924, 1927-1939, 1949, and undated. Includes several letters containing descriptions of Wetmore's field work. Correspondence post-dating Abbott's death in 1936 is with Gertrude Abbott and Cora M. Arrants.

Box 1 of 240

Folder 4 Achorn, John Warren, 1921-1926, and undated. Includes an obituary of Achorn.

Box 1 of 240

Folder 5 Adams, Leverett A., 1912-1913, 1916, 1924, 1942-1943, 1946, 1948, 1970

Box 1 of 240

Folder 6 Ahrens, Theodor G., 1935, 1937-1938. Includes Ahrens report on bird reservations on the coasts of Denmark, 1937.

Box 1 of 240

Folder 7 Al, general. Includes a letter from and a photograph of Brent I. Altsheler, July 30, 1936.

Box 1 of 240

Folder 8 Albright, Horace Marden, 1929, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1959, 1972-1973

Box 1 of 240

Folder 9 Alexander, Wilfrid B., 1921-1922, 1924-1929, 1931-1936, 1941-1942, 1947, 1954, 1958-1959

Box 1 of 240

Folder 10 Allen, Arthur A., 1922-1923, 1925-1927, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1940, 1944-1948, 1950-1952, 1955-1956, 1958, 1960, 1964. Includes correspondence with Elsa G. Allen (Mrs. Arthur A.), and Richard B. Fischer concerning an article on Allen, 1964. Also included are photographs of Allen and his family.

Box 1 of 240

Folder 11 Allen Award, Arthur A., 1966-1967, 1969-1970. Includes correspondence and related materials concerning the selection of Wetmore as the recipient of the award in 1970.

Box 1 of 240

Folder 12 Allen, Glover Morrill, 1915, 1919, 1921-1924, 1928-1929, 1931, 1936-1939, 1941-1942

Box 1 of 240

Folder 13 Allis, James A., 1946-1947, 1955, 1960-1962, 1966

Box 1 of 240

Folder 14 Allouse, Bashir E., 1953-1954, 1957, 1965

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Box 2

Folder 1 Am-Ar, general. Includes correspondence of Stanley C. Arthur, 1928-1930, 1934, concerning John James Audubon.

Box 2 of 240

Folder 2 Amadon, Dean, 1941, 1943-1946, 1951-1969, 1971, 1973, and undated

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Folder 3 Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1920, 1942-1943, 1948, 1951. The letters of 30 November and 6 December 1920 concern an offer to Wetmore to join the Third Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History to take charge of zoological collections. The offer was declined by Wetmore. Also included is a newspaper article concerning Andrews.

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Folder 4 Anthony, Harold E., 1916-1917, 1919-1924, 1926-1928, 1934, 1958

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Folder 5 As-Ay, general

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Folder 6 Austin, Oliver L., Jr., 1932, 1948, 1950-1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961-1964, 1967-1975. Includes correspondence documenting various aspects of Austin's duties as Editor of The Auk.

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Folder 7 Bag-Bai, general

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Folder 8 Bailey, Alfred Marshall, 1923-1927, 1929, 1931, 1936-1937, 1941, 1949, 1953, 1956-1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968-1971, 1973-1974, and undated. The letter of 10 August 1937 (Wetmore to Bailey) includes a description of Wetmore's work at the Colorado Museum of Natural History in 1909.

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Folder 1 Bailey, Harold H., 1928-1937, 1945. Consists mostly of correspondence concerning the birds of Florida.

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Folder 2 Bailey, Laura Law (Mrs. Harold H.), 1938, 1941- 1942, 1944-1945, 1948-1953, 1955-1957, 1959-1972, 1975. See also under Eugene J. Law and Laura B. Law.

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Folder 3 Bailey, Vernon Orlando, 1910-1911, 1929-1930, 1936. The correspondence of 1910-1911 concerns Wetmore's collecting trips to Wyoming and Alaska for the Bureau of Biological Survey. Also included is a photograph of Bailey.

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Folder 4 Bak-Ban, general

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Folder 5 Baker, Rolin Howard, 1948, 1953-1956, 1958, 1961, and undated

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Folder 6 Baldwin, Samuel Prentiss, 1926-1929, 1934-1936, and undated

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Folder 7 Ball, Stanley Crittenden, 1924-1926, 1928-1929, 1934, 1947, 1952. The letter of 5 November 1925 includes a list of birds collected by Wetmore on the Tanager Expedition, 1923.

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Folder 8 Bangs, Outram, 1922, 1926, 1928

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Folders 9-10 Bannerman, David A., 1930, 1934-1938, 1941, 1943-1975. The letter of 21 September 1967 includes a manuscript by Bannerman concerning the Blossom Expedition of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1923-1924. Also included is a newspaper article on Bannerman.

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Folder 1 Bar-Bas, general

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Folders 2-4 Barbour, Thomas, 1926-1949, and undated. Wetmore carried on a voluminous correspondence with Barbour, a herpetologist and Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. While most of the letters concern zoological issues, several contain interesting discussions of events at and personalities associated with the USNM.

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Folder 5 Barclay-Smith, Phyllis, 1938-1939, 1947, 1950, 1953

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Folder 6 Barnes, Ventura, Jr., 1936-1953, 1973. Several letters concern Barnes' field work in Venezuela.

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Folder 7 Barros V., Rafael, 1929-1931, 1945-1951, 1959

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Folder 8 Bartlett, Robert A., 1930-1931, 1935-1941, 1943, 1972, and undated. Consists mostly of correspondence concerning various voyages of the Effie M. Morrissey. Also included is a letter from Harry Dugan, 9 June 1972, concerning Bartlett.

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Folder 9 Bassler, Ray S., 1915-1916, 1927, 1930, 1936-1948. Mostly concerns Bassler's curatorial duties in the Department of Geology, USNM.

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Folder 1 Bat-Bay, general

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Folder 2 Batchelder, Charles F., 1920, 1936, 1942-1943, 1951

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Folder 3 Bea-Beg, general

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Folder 4 Beatty, Harry A., 1933, 1937, 1941-1944, 1948, 1973, 1975

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Folder 5 Beck, Herbert Huebener, 1937, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1957-1958. Beck's letter of 4 February 1958 concerns the effect of DDT on the breeding of Bald Eagles.

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Folder 6 Beck, Rollo Howard, 1911, 1913-1915, 1926, 1947. The correspondence of 1913-1915 concerns Beck's collecting work in South America.

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Folder 7 Beebe, William, 1933, 1938, 1941, 1943-1946, 1948-1949, 1956, and undated

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Folder 8 Beh-Bex, general

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Folder 9 Behle, William H., 1943-1944, 1957-1959, 1962, 1970

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Folder 10 Belcher, Charles F., 1931-1937. Mostly concerns Belcher's research on the birds of Trinidad.

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Folder 11 Belote, Theodore T., 1926-1947. Consists mostly of correspondence relating to Belote's duties as Curator of the Division of History, USNM.

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Folder 12 Beltran, Enrique, 1942-1947, 1956-1958, 1961

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Folder 13 Benjamin, Marcus, 1916, 1918. Correspondence concerning the publication of Wetmore's ornithological papers by the USNM.

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Folder 14 Bennett, A. G., 1928-1933, 1938. Mostly concerns Bennett's collecting work in the Falkland Islands.

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Folders 15-16 Bent, Arthur Cleveland, 1911-1955. Bent and Wetmore maintained an extensive correspondence for over forty years. Many of the letters concern Bent's Life Histories of North American Birds.

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Folder 17 Berger, Andrew John, 1951-1962, 1966, 1970-1975

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Folder 1 Betts, H. W., 1945-1948

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Folder 2 Bi, general. Correspondents include Virgilio Biaggi, Jr., 1941, 1944, 1947-1950, 1955-1958; Leota H. Bigelow (Mrs. A. P.), 1925, 1945-1948, 1951, 1965-1966; John C. Birmingham, Jr., 1969, 1976; Alice S. Bishop (Mrs. Sherman C.), 1951, 1954-1955, 1962.

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Folder 3 Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1927-1929, 1932-1934. Mostly concerns Bishop's work as Associate Curator at the Freer Gallery of Art. The correspondence of 1932-1934 documents his archeological work in China.

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Folder 4 Bishop, Louis B., 1926-1933, 1937-1939, 1944-1945, 1949

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Folder 5 Bl, general. Correspondents include Enrique T. Blanco, 1941-1942 and Donald Bleitz, 1962, 1969-1973.

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Folder 6 Blackwelder, Richard Eliot, 1941-1946

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Folder 7 Blake, Emmet Reid, 1949, 1952-1958, 1961-1973. Includes correspondence concerning Blake's Manual of Neotropical Birds.

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Folder 8 Blogg, Percy Thayer, 1923, 1925, 1928, 1931, 1933, 1938, 1944-1947

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Folder 9 Bob-Bon, general

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Folder 10 Bock, Walter Joseph, 1956-1957, 1960-1965, 1973, 1975

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Folder 11 Bond, James, 1928-1936, 1940-1951, 1955-1964, 1967-1975. Bond and Wetmore maintained an extensive correspondence for nearly fifty years. Much of the correspondence concerns Bond's research on the birds of the West Indies and several letters written during the period 1928-1931 document his field work in Haiti.

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Folder 12 Bonilla Atiles, J. A., 1944-1947, 1962-1964, and undated

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Folder 1 Boo-Boy, general. Correspondents include Richard Borden, 1935, 1943; Ray Bosley, 1916-1917, 1926-1927, 1930-1931; Adam Giede Boving, 1934, 1936, 1951, and undated.

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Folder 2 Book Orders (foreign), 1965-1973, and undated

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Folder 3 Borden, John, 1929. Concerns Borden's proposed expedition to Siberia. Includes correspondence between Borden and Edward William Nelson.

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Folder 4 Borrero H., Jose Ignacio, 1944-1947, 1949, 1952, 1954, 1957-1975, and undated

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Folder 5 Boss, Norman H., 1927, 1929, 1931, 1937

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Folder 6 Boulton, Rudyerd, 1924-1928, 1959-1972, and undated. Mostly concerns Boulton's work as Director of the Atlantica Ecological Research Station in Rhodesia.

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Folder 7 Bra-Broc, general. Correspondents include Herbert W. Brandt, 1928, 1948, 1950-1952; Walter John Breckenridge, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1962, 1969; Herbert H. Brimley, 1929-1930, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1939

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Folders 1-2 Brodkorb, William Pierce, 1936-1946, 1950-1976, and undated. Mostly concerns research on avian paleontology. Includes a photograph of Brodkorb in the field near Chiapas, Mexico, circa 1939.

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Folder 3 Broe-Bry, general. Correspondents include Detlev Wulf Bronk, 1945-1946, 1949, 1964, 1974; Edwin Horace Bryan, Jr., 1934-1936, 1939, 1943-1944, 1955, 1962, 1972; Kirk Bryan, 1935, 1938, 1941; Harold C. Bryant, 1918-1919, 1936, 1948.

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Folder 4 Brooks, Allan C., 1927-1938, 1942-1946, and undated. Primarily concerns his work as an ornithological illustrator.

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Folder 5 Brooks, Maurice Graham, 1937-1945, 1949-1951, 1954, 1958. Mostly concerns the birds of West Virginia.

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Folder 6 Brown, Barnum, 1925-1931, 1935, 1938, 1950

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Folder 7 Brown, Edward J., 1919, 1925-1935, 1949

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Folder 8 Brown, William L., 1928-1933, 1937, 1942-1945, 1968, 1974-1975. The correspondence of 1968, 1974-1975 contains reminiscences on Brown's career as a taxidermist at the USNM.

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Folder 9 Bryant, Herbert S., 1925-1946. Concerns his duties as Chief, Division of Correspondence and Documents, USNM.

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Box 9

Folder 1 Buc-Bux, general. Correspondents include Thomas Dearborn Burleigh, 1922, 1938-1939, 1947, 1951,1968-1970; Frank L. Burns, 1908, 1929-1930, 1933, 1943, and undated; Philip J. K. Burton, 1971, 1973-1975.

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Folder 2 Budin, Emilio, 1926, 1928, 1931. Correspondence concerning his collecting work in South America.

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Folder 3 Bull, John L., 1957, 1961-1969, 1973, 1975

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Folder 4 Bullis, Harvey R., Jr., 1962-1964

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Folder 5 Bump, James D., 1941, 1949-1951, 1955-1957

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Folders 6-7 Bunker, Charles Dean, 1909, 1913-1948, and undated. Bunker, Assistant Curator of Birds and Mammals, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, was an early influence on Wetmore. They maintained a constant correspondence until his death in 1948. Included are photographs from Bunker's Alaska expedition of 1918.

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Folder 8 Bunker Fund, Charles Dean, 1942-1948

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Folder 9 Burt, Charles Earle, 1932-1935

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Folder 10 Burton, E. Milby, 1937-1942, 1947-1949, 1959-1964, 1973, 1975

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Folder 11 Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1928, 1939

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Box 10

Folder 1 Cab-Cap, general

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Folder 2 Cadwalader, Charles Meigs Biddle, 1934-1951

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Folder 3 Calhoun, John Bumpass, 1939-1941, 1944-1945

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Folder 4 Cammerer, Arno B., 1928, 1933-1940. Includes a report and photographs concerning elk in Yellowstone National Park, 10 December 1934.

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Folder 5 Car-Cau, general. Correspondents include Edward L. Caum, 1923-1925, 1932-1936, 1941.

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Folder 6 Carnes, Betty, 1949-1952, 1955, 1958, 1967-1969

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Folder 7 Carpenter, R. R. M., 1943-1944, 1947-1948

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Folder 8 Carr, Archie Fairly, Jr., 1954, 1956, 1959, 1963

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Folder 9 Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong, Jr., 1939-1940, 1948, 1951-1966, 1976, and undated. Carriker collected birds, primarily in Colombia, for the USNM and Wetmore during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The correspondence concerns Carriker's field work and his research on bird lice.

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Folder 10 Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong, Jr. Field work, Colombia, 1942-1952, 1957, 1960-1964, and undated. Consists of yearly reports on field work, specimen lists, equipment lists, correspondence, and photographs of his 1951 expedition.

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Folder 11 Carriker, Melbourne Romaine, 1970-1972

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Box 11

Folder 1 Ce-Ch, general. Correspondents include E. Burnham Chamberlain, 1938-1945, 1948, 1957, 1964, 1972-1975; David Chase, 1930-1931, 1933, 1940, concerning Wetmore's field work in Spain, 1930; Webster W. Chase, 1963-1964, concerning the Latin American ornithologist Hasso von Wedel; F. N. Chasen, 1936-1941.

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Folder 2 Chambers, W. Lee, 1908, 1915, 1919-1928, 1931, 1935, 1940, 1943-1948, and undated. Mostly concerns activities of the Cooper Ornithological Club.

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Folder 3 Chapin, Edward Albert, 1918-1920, 1925, 1934-1944, 1947, and undated. Primarily concerns Chapin's duties as Curator, Division of Insects, USNM. The correspondence of 1937 documents his field work in Jamaica.

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Folder 4 Chapin, James Paul, 1917-1918, 1921-1929, 1938, 1940-1951, 1956-1957, 1963, and undated. The correspondence of 1943 concerns a controversy over the importation of gorillas from the Belgian Congo.

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Folder 5 Chapman, Frank Michler, 1920-1945, and undated. Chapman, Curator of Birds at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), was a close colleague of Wetmore's. The correspondence documents various aspects of their research, especially on Latin American birds. Of special interest is the correspondence of 1920-1921 which documents an offer to Wetmore to join the Third Asiatic Expedition of the AMNH to take charge of the zoological collections. Also included is biographical information and an obituary.

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Folder 6 Chardon, Carlos E., 1941-1950, 1953-1954. Correspondence concerning the preparation of his Los Naturalistas en la America Latina.

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Folder 7 Cherbonnier, E. G., 1952-1953, 1956-1960, 1973-1974

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Folder 8 Ci, general

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Folder 1 Cl, general. Correspondents include P. A. Clancey, 1957, 1965-1968, 1973, 1975; Harold T. Clark, 1946, 1948, 1950; Theresa Clay, 1945-1948, 1951-1952; Howard H. Cleaves, 1915, 1917, 1922, 1929, 1969-1973.

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Folder 2 Clark, Austin H., 1916, 1922-1936, 1939-1943, 1946, and undated. Primarily concerns Clark's work as Curator, Division of Echinoderms, USNM.

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Folder 3 Clark, Leila F., 1935-1947. Correspondence and memoranda concerning her duties as Librarian, USNM.

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Folder 4 Coa-Cok, general. Correspondents include Theodore D. A. Cockerell, 1930-1936, 1941, 1946.

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Folder 5 Cochran, Doris Mable, 1926-1927, 1931, 1935, 1942-1947. Mostly concerns her duties as Assistant Curator and Curator, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, USNM. The correspondence of 1935 documents Cochran's field research in Brazil.

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Folder 6 Col, general. Correspondents include Leon J. Cole, 1927, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1943-1946; Alfred M. Collins, 1925-1931, 1944; Harold S. Colton, 1932-1936, 1940, 1944-1945, 1947.

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Folder 7 Collins, Henry Bascom, Jr., 1928-1938, 1945-1946, and undated. Correspondence concerning his work in the Division of Ethnology, USNM, and the Bureau of American Ethnology. Included are letters documenting his Alaska field work, 1929 and 1936.

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Folder 8 Com-Con, general. Correspondents include Lawrence V. Compton, 1933-1938, 1942, 1947; John B. Conant, 1946, concerning the selection of a Director for the Museum of Comparative Zoology; Roger Conant, 1945, 1950-1951, 1964, 1968; Jose Alvarez Conde, 1946, 1948, 1951-1952.

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Folder 9 Commerford, Lester E., 1925-1934, 1937-1940, 1943, 1946-1948

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Folder 10 Conover, H. Boardman, 1935, 1939-1942, 1945-1950, and undated

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Folder 1 Coo-Cos, general. Correspondents include Melville Thurston Cook, 1936-1937, 1950; Wells Woodbridge Cooke, 1905, 1908, concerning Wetmore's early ornithological studies; Charles Barney Cory, 1907, 1910, 1919-1920, including an offer to Wetmore to become a field collector for the Field Museum of Natural History, 1910.

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Folder 2 Cook, Harold J., 1922, 1927, 1931-1940, 1945, 1949, 1951, 1954-1959, and undated. Correspondence concerning his research on fossil birds.

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Folder 3 Coolidge, Harold Jefferson, 1942-1943, 1948, 1951-1953, 1956, 1958, 1969-1970, and undated. Correspondence primarily concerning Coolidge's work as Chairman, American Committee for International Wild Life Protection.

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Folder 4 Cooper, G. Arthur, 1931, 1935-1946. Concerns Cooper's curatorial career in the Department of Geology, USNM. The correspondence of 1939 and 1945 documents his field work in Texas.

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Folder 5 Corbin, William L., 1925-1941, and undated. Correspondence documenting Corbin's duties as Smithsonian Librarian.

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Folder 6 Cot-Cox, general. Correspondents include Edward J. Court, 1935-1936, 1943, concerning his collecting activity in Maryland and Virginia.

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Folder 7 Cottam, Clarence, 1937, 1941-1944, 1949, 1955-1962, 1965, 1968, 1972, 1974, and undated. The correspondence of 1955-1956 concerns the disposition of the Theodore S. Palmer library and papers.

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Folder 8 Courtenay-Latimer, Marge, 1957-1964, 1969-1972

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Folder 1 Cr, general. Correspondents include Frank C. Craighead, 1947, 1949; John J. Craighead, 1945, 1947; Lee S. Crandall, 1918, 1944, 1953, 1957, 1960; Ralph E. Cropley, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1943-1944, concerning Cropley's collection of maritime data.

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Folder 2 Cracraft, Joel, 1966-1975. Correspondence concerning Cracraft's research on avian paleontology.

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Folder 3 Crist, Raymond E., 1941-1944, 1947-1948, 1952-1966, 1969. Correspondence primarily concerning Crist's field work in Central and South America.

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Folder 4 Cu, general. Correspondents include Carlos E. Cummings, 1939, 1947.

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Folder 5 Cuello, Juan, 1959-1962, 1966, 1969-1970

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Folder 6 Curtis, Karl P., 1948-1964. Many of the letters contain information concerning Wetmore's Panama field research.

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Folder 7 Dabbene, Roberto, 1920-1930, 1933

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Folder 8 Daf-Dan, general. Correspondents include Alfons Dampf, 1940-1943, 1946 and Ralph E. Danforth, 1941-1945, 1948, 1952.

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Folders 9-10 Danforth, Stuart Taylor, 1925-1930, 1934-1939, and undated. Danforth, a professor at the University of Puerto Rico and specialist on West Indies birds, donated his specimen collection to the USNM. The correspondence documents his research and the transfer of his collection to Washington.

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Folder 1 Dar-Day, general. Correspondents include M. E. McLellan Davidson, 1928-1929, 1934, 1936; David Edward Davis, 1941, 1948-1951; John Davis, 1952, 1954-1955, 1957.

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Folder 2 Davis, L. Irby, 1947, 1949, 1959, 1961-1966, 1969-1976. Correspondence concerning his research on bird calls and songs.

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Folder 3 De, general. Correspondents include L. F. de Beaufort, 1930-1932, 1936, 1938 and Theodoor de Booy, 1917-1918.

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Folder 4 Deane, Ruthven, 1915, 1922, 1925-1934, and undated. Several letters concern the Deane Collection of Photographs of Ornithologists.

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Folder 5 Deignan, Herbert Girton, 1936-1937, 1939, 1943-1948, 1961-1968, and undated. Deignan, an authority on the birds of Southeast Asia, was on the staff of the Division of Birds, USNM, from 1938 to 1961. The correspondence concerns his participation on the Asiatic Primate Expedition, 1937; his study of Asiatic birds in European museums as the recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship, 1939; and his retirement in Switzerland, 1962-1968.

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Folders 6-7 Delacour, Jean Theodore, 1926-1956, 1970-1971, and undated. Includes news clippings concerning Delacour.

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Folder 8 de Schauensee, Rodolphe Meyer, 1933, 1936-1951, 1960, 1964-1970, 1973, and undated

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Folder 1 Dharmakumarsinhji, Prince K. S., 1938-1944, 1948, and undated. Correspondence mostly concerning his research on breeding Birds of Paradise.

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Folder 2 Di, general. Correspondents include Lee Raymond Dice, 1925-1926, 1928-1929, 1933, 1943-1944, 1947, including a letter (30 June 1925) concerning his interest in the position of Superintendent, National Zoological Park; Frederick M. Dille, 1925, 1929, 1933, 1935, 1938-1939.

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Folders 3-4 Dickey, Donald Ryder, 1923-1932, and undated. Dickey, field naturalist and Research Associate at the California Institute of Technology, served with Wetmore on the Tanager Expedition of 1923. Of special interest is correspondence documenting a plan by Dickey to endow a chair of vertebrate zoology for Wetmore at the California Institute of Technology.

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Folder 5 Dickey, Florence Van Vechten Murphey (Mrs. Donald Ryder Dickey), 1932-1935, 1940, 1943, 1950-1951, 1954, and undated. Mostly concerns negotiations over the disposition of the Donald Ryder Dickey Collection and Library. The material was eventually donated to the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Folder 6 Dickinson, Joshua Clifton, Jr., 1949, 1952-1959, 1964, 1974

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Folder 7 Dickison, D. J., 1929, 1932, 1937-1938, 1949, 1957-1962, 1965

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Folder 8 Diven, Emerson Liscum, II, 1926-1939, 1953-1954, 1963, 1965, 1971

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Folder 1 Dob-Dol, general. Correspondents include Richard L. Dobie, 1933-1939 and Homer L. Dodge, 1944-1949, 1954-1957, 1969.

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Folder 2 Don-Doz, general

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Folder 3 Dr-Dy, general. Correspondents include Frank Dufresne, 1938, 1942, 1945-1946 and James A. Duke, 1967-1968, including Duke's manuscript "Bird Dietary."

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Folder 4 Dugand, Armando, 1938-1953. Correspondence con cerning his research on the birds of Colombia.

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Folder 5 Dunn, Thomas W., 1958-1968, 1973. Includes several letters concerning Wetmore's field work in Panama.

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Folder 6 Dunning, John S., 1965, 1969-1970, 1973-1974

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Folder 7 Dupouy, Walter, 1941-1949, 1967

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Folder 8 Dwight, Jonathan, 1924-1927, 1929, and undated. Much of the correspondence concerns the preparation of the fourth edition of the AOU Check-List of North American Birds.

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Folder 1 Ea-Ed, general. Correspondents include Harold E. Edgerton, 1947-1948, 1950, 1954.

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Folder 2 Edwards, Ernest P., 1959-1960, 1963, 1969-1971

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Folder 3 Eg-El, general

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Folders 4-6 Eisenmann, Eugene, 1946-1967. Correspondence concerning the birds of Panama.

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Folder 7 Ekman, Erik L., 1927-1930. Concerns Ekman's collecting work in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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Folder 1 Em-Es, general. Correspondents include Guy Emerson, 1948-1952, 1955, 1958, 1961; Robert K. Enders, 1945-1947, 1956, 1958.

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Folder 2 Emerson, Kary Cadmus, 1952, 1957, 1970-1971, 1976

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Folder 3 Emlen, John Thompson, Jr., 1929, 1932, 1934, 1949-1950, 1952, 1955-1956, 1961, 1968

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Folder 4 Et-Ez, general. Correspondents include R. D. Etchecopar, 1951, 1964-1967; Logan I. Evans, 1928, 1937, 1943; Barton Warren Evermann, 1918-1919, 1924-1925; Alfred Ezra, 1934, 1938-1939, 1942-1943.

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Folder 5 Ewan, Joseph, 1958, 1960-1961, 1969, 1974. The letter of 30 April 1974 (Wetmore to Ewan) contains information on the early history of the Barro Colorado Island Research Station.

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Folder 6 Fa, general. Correspondents include David Grandison Fairchild, 1938, 1945, 1948-1950; James Waldo Fawcett, 1935, 1937-1938, 1940, 1944, 1947, concerning the Washington Evening Star's coverage of the Smithsonian and USNM.

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Folder 7 Fagen, Charles L., 1921-1928, 1937-1941, 1947. Several letters concern his collecting work for the USNM in South America.

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Folder 8 Fairchild, Graham Bell, 1951-1959, 1963, 1966-1967, 1970-1971

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Folder 9 Farner, Donald Sankey, 1945-1947, 1950, 1953, 1957, 1960-1964, 1967-1968, and undated

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Folder 10 Fast, Arthur H., 1945-1947, 1952-1953, 1957, 1961, 1963, 1968-1969

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Folder 11 Favour, Paul G., Jr., 1948-1955. Correspondence mostly concerning the birds of Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.

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Folder 12 Fe-Ff, general. Correspondents include John Alan Feduccia, 1959, 1967, 1970-1971; Ramon Ferreyra, 1944-1947, 1951, 1970; Judith M. Ferrier, 1934-1937, 1943-1950.

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Folder 1 Fi, general. Correspondents include Clyde Fisher, 1929, 1933, 1937, 1942, 1947.

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Folder 2 Figgins, Jesse D., 1923-1928, 1931-1934, 1941-1944

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Folders 3-4 Fisher, Albert Kenrick, 1914-1931, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1942, 1945-1947, and undated. Fisher, a biologist with the Bureau of Biological Survey, was a long-time colleague and friend of Wetmore's. The correspondence of 1929 documents Fisher's participation on the Pinchot South Seas Expedition. Also included are several letters concerning the Washington Biologists' Field Club.

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Folder 5 Fisher, Harvey Irwin, 1945-1954, 1959-1960, 1968-1969, 1971

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Folder 6 Fisher, Walter Kenrick, 1922-1938, 1943, 1947-1949, 1952. The correspondence of 1948-1949 concerns the death of Albert Kenrick Fisher. Also included are several letters written to Fisher by European ornithologists in 1904-1905 (see letter of 1 June 1943).

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Folder 7 Fisk, Erma J., 1955, 1962, 1971, 1974

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Folder 8 Fl, general. Correspondents include Laurence B. Fletcher, 1925-1932.

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Folders 9-10 Fleming, James Henry, 1917, 1919, 1922, 1924-1940, and undated. Fleming, a noted Canadian ornithologist, was in constant correspondence with Wetmore. The letters document research interests, AOU business, and various professional issues.

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Folder 1 Fo, general. Correspondents include Edward Howe Forbush, 1919, 1922, 1925, 1927, 1932-1933, concerning the Massachusetts Division of Ornithology; and Richard L. Fox, 1945-1947.

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Folder 2 Foshag, William F., 1926-1941. Correspondence concerning Foshag's official duties as Curator, Department of Geology, USNM. Included are accounts of his collecting work in Mexico, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1934, and 1941.

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Folder 3 Fowler, Henry Weed, 1922, 1928-1929, 1932, 1936-1937, 1942

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Folder 4 Fr-Fy, general. Correspondents include Herbert Friedenwald, 1943-1944, including several letters concerning Albert Kenrick Fisher, January, 1944.

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Folder 5 Freeland, Edward D., 1943-1951. Concerns Wetmore's field research in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.

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Folder 6 Freeman, George Fouche, 1927-1932, 1937

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Folder 7 Frick, Childs, 1929-1930, 1937, 1942-1948

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Folder 8 Friedmann, Herbert, 1922-1943, 1957-1965, 1968. Friedmann served as Curator, Division of Birds, USNM, 1929-1957, and Head Curator, Department of Zoology, USNM, 1957-1961. The correspondence documents his appointment and subsequent career at the USNM; his investigation of bird collections in European museums, 1936-1937; and his research on African and South American parasitic birds.

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Folder 9 Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1915, 1924-1926

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Folder 10 Gaa-Gal, general

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Folder 11 Gabrielson, Ira N., 1935-1937, 1940-1956, 1961, and undated

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Folder 12 Galindo, Pedro, 1957, 1960-1974, 1976, and undated. Mostly concerns Wetmore's research on the birds of Panama. Included are photographs of the Alexander Wetmore Bridge, Bayano River Station, Panama, 1973.

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Folder 1 Ganier, Albert F., 1937-1947, 1950-1965, 1969-1970, and undated. Correspondence mostly concerning the birds of Tennessee.

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Folder 2 Gar-Gaz, general. Correspondents include Leon L. Gardner, 1918-1920, 1925-1927, 1965.

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Folder 3 Garber, Paul Edward, 1926-1931, 1934-1938, 1941, 1945. Mostly concerns his work as Assistant Curator, Section of Aeronautics, USNM.

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Folder 4 Garrido, Orlando H., 1967-1974. Mostly concerns Garrido's work on the birds of Cuba.

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Folder 5 Garrity, Devin A., 1957-1958, 1962

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Folder 6 Gazin, Charles Lewis, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1942, 1945. Concerns Gazin's duties as Assistant Curator, Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, USNM. Included is correspondence documenting his field work in Idaho, 1934; New Mexico, 1936; and Utah, 1938.

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Folder 7 Ge-Gi, general. Correspondents include Humphrey A. Gilbert, 1935-1942, 1946; Walter M. Gilbert, 1932-1933, 1936, 1943-1944; E. Thomas Gilliard, 1939-1944, 1948, 1959.

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Folder 8 Gebhardt, Erwin, 1958-1959

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Folder 9 Gillham, Charles Edward, 1942, 1956-1957, 1961, 1965

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Folder 10 Gl, general. Correspondents include L. W. Glazebrook, 1945-1952 and Fred H. Glenny, 1941-1946.

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Folder 11 Gloyd, Howard Kay, 1924, 1957-1960, 1972-1973

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Folder 12 Go, general. Correspondents include Jose Royo y Gomez, 1941-1946, 1951-1952.

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Folder 13 Godfrey, W. Earl, 1948-1949, 1952-1956, 1959-1962, 1966-1968, 1973

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Folder 14 Goldman, Edward Alphonso, 1925, 1927, 1935-1936, 1938, 1946

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Folder 1 Gra, general. Correspondents include C. H. B. Grant, 1942-1943, 1946, 1949-1950, 1952; Ulysses S. Grant, III, 1929-1930, 1932-1933, 1949; William W. Grant, 1927, 1931, 1934, concerning Audubon prints owned by Grant.

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Folders 2-3 Graf, John Enos, 1931-1948, and undated. Graf was Associate Director of the USNM, 1931-1945, and later an Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian until 1957. The correspondence documents various aspects of USNM administration.

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Folder 4 Graham, David Crockett, 1943-1944, 1949-1950, 1952, 1954-1955, 1959, 1968-1969, 1974. Graham was a missionary in West China. For many years he collected natural history specimens for the USNM. This correspondence post-dates his work in China and primarily concerns the preparation of manuscripts. The letters of 1968-1969, 1974 were exchanged between Wetmore and Graham's daughter, Margaret Graham.

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Folder 5 Graham, Edward H., 1947, 1953-1954, 1961

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Folder 6 Granger, Walter, 1933-1941

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Folder 7 Grant, Chapman, 1930-1934, 1942-1946, 1950, 1956-1961, 1964, 1967-1975

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Folder 1 Gre, general. Correspondents include Clifford C. Gregg, 1945-1948, 1953; Herbert E. Gregory, 1923-1925, 1928, including several letters concerning the Tanager Expedition, 1923; John H. Grey, Jr., 1940, 1942, 1945, 1947-1950, 1971.

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Folder 2 Greene, Earl R., 1944-1975. Includes correspondence concerning his work with the 600 club.

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Folder 3 Greenwalt, Crawford H., 1953, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1969. Includes photographs of chickadees and nuthatches in flight.

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Folder 4 Greenway, James C., Jr., 1952-1953, 1957-1958, 1960

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Folder 5 Gri, general

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Folders 6-8 Grinell, Joseph, 1906, 1913-1939. Grinell was Director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, and for many years, Editor of The Condor, journal of the Cooper Ornithological Club. The correspondence concerns the publication of articles by Wetmore in The Condor; research interests; and professional issues.

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Folder 9 _________________. John Roy Pemberton Collection, 1921-1926. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's work describing Pemberton's collection of Patagonian birds in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.

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Folder 1 Griscom, Ludlow, 1926, 1932-1936, 1940-1961, 1973. Much of the correspondence concerns their mutual interest in the birds of Panama.

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Folder 2 Gro-Gru, general. Correspondents include Owen J. Gromme, 1932, 1937, 1940-1942, 1961; Alfred Otto Gross, 1923, 1927, 1949, 1952-1953, 1959, 1966.

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Folder 3 Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1924, 1934, 1950, 1953, 1966, and undated

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Folder 4 Gu-Gy, general. Correspondents include Gordon Wright Gullion, 1945-1947, 1950, 1953, 1956; Nils Gyldenstolpe, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1938-1939, 1941, 1946, 1950-1951, 1955.

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Folder 5 Guilday, John E., 1958, 1960-1962, 1964-1965, 1967-1968, 1971

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Folder 6 Hac-Hal, general. Correspondents include Karl W. Haller, 1938-1941, 1953, concerning his discovery of a new species of Dendroica, 1939.

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Folder 7 Hachisuka, Marquis, 1931-1937, 1946, 1948, 1953

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Folder 8 Haffer, Jurgen H., 1960-1962, 1964, 1968-1971, 1974, 1976. The correspondence mostly concerns the birds of Colombia.

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Folder 9 Hall, Eugene Raymond, 1923-1927, 1931-1932, 1939-1966, 1969-1971. Hall, Director of the Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, maintained a voluminous correspondence with Wetmore. Several letters contain recollections of Wetmore's college days at Lawrence.

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Folder 10 Hall, Patricia, 1955-1958, 1961-1966, 1969-1970

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Folder 11 Hall, Robert A. E., 1955, 1958-1959, 1961, 1966

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Folder 1 Ham-Han, general

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Folder 2 Handley, Charles O., Jr., 1947-1949, 1952, 1960-1961, 1965-1966, and undated

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Folder 3 Hanna, G. Dallas, 1911-1920, 1925-1926, 1930, 1933, 1966-1967, 1970, and undated. The correspondence of 1911-1917 concerns Hanna's field work in Alaska.

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Folder 4 Hanson, Arthur B., 1957, 1968

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Folder 5 Hard-Harm, general

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Folder 6 Harding, R. Reid, 1934-1936, 1939-1943, 1946-1950

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Folder 7 Hardy, John William, 1957, 1962-1966, 1968, 1971

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Folders 8-9 Hargrave, Lyndon L., 1932-1939, 1943, 1955-1975, and undated. Correspondence concerning his research on avian paleontology.

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Folder 10 Harllee, H. L., 1936-1938

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Folder 1 Harp-Harper, general

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Folder 2 Harper, Francis, 1916-1917, 1922, 1924-1925, 1928, 1932-1933, 1935, 1939, 1941-1960, 1964-1965, 1969-1971. Included is correspondence concerning Harper's field work in Florida, 1917, and correspondence and a report concerning the Nueltin Lake (Canada) Expedition, 1947.

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Folders 3-6 _________________. Report on Extinct and Vanishing Mammals, 1937-1947, and undated. In 1936, the American Committee for International Wild Life Protection commissioned Harper to undertake an investigation of extinct and endangered mammals. Wetmore, along with Harold J. Coolidge and Charles M. D. Cadwalder, served on a committee to supervise the project. The correspondence documents the preparation of Harper's monograph. A companion volume on new world mammals was published by Glover M. Allen. Correspondents include Harper, Coolidge, and Cadwalder.

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Folder 1 Harr-Haz, general. Correspondents include James M. Harrison, 1939, 1942, 1953-1954, 1967, 1971.

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Folder 2 Harris, Harry, 1919, 1923-1926, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1936, and undated. Includes correspondence concerning Harris' research on John Xantus and Robert Ridgway.

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Folder 3 Hartert, Ernst Johann Otto, 1921, 1924-1928, 1931-1933, and undated

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Folder 4 Hartman, Frank Alexander, 1945, 1949-1965, 1972

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Folder 5 Hay, Oliver Perry, 1924-1929, and undated

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Folder 6 Hea-Hem, general. Correspondents include Edmund Heller, undated.

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Folder 7 Hellmayr, C. E., 1922, 1924, 1926-1932

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Folder 8 Hen-Hey, general. Correspondents include Henry Wetherbee Henshaw concerning Wetmore's field work in Alaska and Porto Rico, 1911; Samuel Henshaw, 1918, 1923-1926; F. Seymour Hersey, 1912-1926; Philip Hershkovitz, 1943-1945, 1948, 1950, 1952-1953, 1967, 1969, including letters written from Europe during his service with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.

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Folder 9 Henderson, Edward P., 1931-1932, 1935-1937, 1941-1945, and undated. Mostly concerns Henderson's activities as Associate Curator, Department of Geology, USNM. Included is correspondence documenting his field work in Utah, Colorado, and Montana, 1932; Arkansas, 1935; and Alaska, 1936. Also included are letters relating to his participation at the XVII International Geological Congress, Moscow, 1937.

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Folder 10 Henderson, Walter Cleveland, 1924-1926, 1928, 1936-1937, 1943, and undated. Includes photographs of Henderson in Alaska, undated.

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Folder 11 Hettmen, Fred, 1920-1921, 1923, 1956. Includes two photographs of Wetmore in Paraguay, 1920 (see letter of 29 November 1956 which also includes recollections of Wetmore's Paraguay field work).

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Folder 12 Hi, general

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Folder 13 Hibbard, Claude W., 1935, 1938, 1940, 1944-1946, 1949-1950, 1952-1953, 1956

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Folder 14 Hicks, Lawrence E., 1935, 1937-1939, 1941-1944, 1946-1947. Much of the correspondence concerns business of the AOU.

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Folder 15 Hinds, Rudolpho C., 1960-1965, 1968, 1971-1973

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Folder 1 Hoa-Hol, general. Correspondents include Ray P. Holland, 1931, 1934-1935; Ned Hollister, 1917, 1919, 1921-1923 (information on Hollister is also found in the correspondence of Mabel Hollister and W. D. Hollister); Walter W. Holmes, 1932-1933; William Henry Holmes, 1926, 1929, 1931-1932.

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Folder 2 Hochbaum, Albert, 1942-1945

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Folder 3 Holgersen, Holger, 1948, 1954, 1956-1959, 1961-1962, 1965-1966, 1972-1974

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Folders 4-5 Holt, Ernest Golsan, 1913-1945, 1948, 1950-1959, 1961, 1972-1973, and undated. Holt, a Field Naturalist with the Bureau of Biological Survey from 1912 to 1917, was a close personal friend of Wetmore. Included are many letters documenting Holt's field work for the Biological Survey, the Standard Oil Company, and the National Geographic Society in Arizona, Texas, South Dakota, Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela.

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Folder 6 Hoo-Hov, general. Correspondents include Joseph Douglas Hood, 1915, 1919-1922, 1924-1928 and Charles B. Hornsburgh, 1930-1931, 1933, 1937.

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Folder 7 Horvath, Lajos, 1955-1956, 1960, 1962-1963, 1974

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Folder 8 Householder, Vic H., 1925, 1931, 1933, 1936-1938, 1941-1943, 1946, 1949-1952, 1956-1963. Includes photographs of Householder (see letter of 22 June 1952) and Charles D. Bunker (see letter of 5 September 1931).

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Folder 9 Houston, Clarence Stuart, 1958-1959

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Folder 1 How-Hr, general. Correspondents include Leland Ossian Howard, 1917-1918, 1926, 1929-1930.

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Folders 2-3 Howard, Hildegarde, 1927-1974. Consists primarily of correspondence concerning their research on avian paleontology.

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Folder 4 Howell, Alfred Brazier, 1924-1932, 1936, 1939, 1944-1946, 1952, 1960, 1967, and undated. The letter of 14 September 1930 concerns the American Society of Mammalogists' disapproval of the predatory mammal policies of the Bureau of Biological Survey; the letter of 28 September 1967 (Wetmore to Luther Little) includes Wetmore's recollections of Howell.

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Folder 5 Howell, Thomas Raymond, 1955-1961, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1971-1975. Correspondence concerning his research on avian paleontology.

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Folder 6 Hu-Hy, general. Correspondents include Archie V. Hull, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1948, 1953; Cyril Hurcomb, 1945-1950, 1958, 1969; Julian S. Huxley, 1925, 1927, 1935-1936.

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Folder 7 Hubbs, Carl Leavitt, 1932-1937, 1942-1944, 1953, 1957, 1961. The correspondence of 1932-1937 concerns George S. Myers, Leonard P. Schultz, and the Division of Fishes, USNM.

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Folder 8 Huey, Laurence M., 1933, 1935, 1942-1943, 1947-1948, 1950, 1958-1961

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Folder 9 Huff, Clay G., 1952-1955, 1967

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Folder 10 Hume, Edgar Erskine, 1941-1943, 1948. Mostly concerns his research on the ornithologists of the Army Medical Corps.

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Folder 11 Humphrey, Philip S., 1955, 1958-1962, 1964, 1968-1971

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Folder 1 I, general. Correspondents include Lloyd G. Ingles, 1951-1953; Collingwood Ingram, 1950, 1954, 1956, 1970-1971; Laurence Irving, 1948-1953, 1961-1962.

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Folder 2 Ibarra, Jorge A., 1955-1956, 1959-1971, 1977

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Folder 3 Ja, general. Correspondents include Hartley H. T. Jackson, 1925-1927, 1942-1944, 1946.

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Folder 4 Je, general. Correspondents include Randolph Jenks, 1935, regarding a proposed expedition to Arizona.

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Folder 5 Jewett, Stanley Gordon, 1925, 1927-1929, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1942-1943, 1953

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Folder 6 Joh-Jon, general. Correspondents include Eldridge R. Fenimore Johnson, 1933, 1945-1946, 1954, 1960 and Malcolm Thomas Jollie, 1942, 1946-1949, 1953-1954, 1956, 1958.

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Folder 7 Johnson, Alfred W., 1939-1940, 1945, 1952, 1955-1959, 1962-1974, and undated. Mostly concerns Johnson's research on the birds of Chile.

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Folder 8 Johnson, Carl Milton, 1954-1965, 1969, 1973. Johnson was Director of the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, Panama. The correspondence documents activities of the Laboratory and Wetmore's field work. Included are photographs of the Wetmore canopy bridge, Altos de Maje, Panama.

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Folder 9 Johnson, David W., 1947, 1957-1959, 1961, 1964-1975

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Folder 10 Jor-Ju, general. Correspondents include G. C. A. Junge, 1939, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1959.

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Folder 11 Jordan, David Starr, 1925-1926

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Folder 12 Jorgensen, Harriet I., 1938, 1940-1941, 1946-1951, 1955-1970, 1974. Includes letters concerning her work on a dictionary of European birds. Also included is a photograph of Jorgensen.

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Folder 13 Jourdain, F. C. R., 1931-1939. Mostly concerns the VIII International Ornithological Congress, Oxford, 1934.

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Folder 1 Judd, Neil M., 1925-1939, 1942-1944, 1946, 1958. The correspondence concerns Judd's duties as Curator, Department of Anthropology, USNM. Included are letters documenting his activities as Smithsonian representative at the Seventh American Science Congress, Mexico City, 1935.

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Folder 2 Ka, general

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Folder 3 Kahl, M. Philip, 1959, 1967, 1969-1971, 1974-1975, and undated

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Folder 4 Kalmbach, Edwin R., 1916-1921, 1928-1930, 1932, 1935-1941, 1944, 1947-1948, 1952-1953, 1962-1964, 1967-1969, 1971-1972, and undated. Kalmbach was a colleague of Wetmore in the Bureau of Biological Survey and later advanced to Director of the Denver Wildlife Research Laboratory, United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Letters written between 1916 and 1930 contain interesting discussions of Survey work and personnel, as well as Kalmbach's field work in Louisiana, California, and Oregon.

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Folder 5 Ke-Kel, general. Correspondents include Peter Paul Kellogg, 1946, 1957-1958; Lewis B. Kellum, 1947, 1956-1958; Harlan P. Kelsey, 1940, 1946-1950.

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Folder 6 Keenan, Charles Marvin, 1953, 1955, 1960-1963, 1967-1968, 1971, and undated

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Folder 7 Keith, G. Stuart, 1956, 1958, 1962, 1969-1970

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Folders 8-9 Kellogg, A. Remington, 1914-1917, 1926, 1928-1930, 1932-1933, 1937, 1939, 1941-1947, 1955, 1959, 1969-1973, 1975, and undated. A long-time colleague and friend of Wetmore, Kellogg was employed by both the Bureau of Biological Survey and the USNM, serving the latter as Curator, Division of Mammals, 1928-1948, and Director, 1948-1962. The correspondence concerns his work at the Biological Survey and USNM; his research on marine mammals; and his election to the National Academy of Sciences. Also included is a photograph of Kellogg conducting field work in Arizona, 1942, and correspondence, photographs, and printed materials relating to the dedication of the Kellogg Library of Marine Mammalogy, 1972.

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Folder 10 Kelso, Leon J., 1935, 1962, 1964-1966, 1968-1969, 1972-1976

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Folder 1 Kempton, James H., 1926, 1936, 1940, 1942-1945, 1947-1954, 1958-1959, 1961. Several letters contain information on Henri Pittier and William H. Phelps, Jr. and their ornithological activities in Venezuela. Also included are photographs of and taken by Kempton.

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Folder 2 Kemsies, Emerson, 1953-1954, 1961-1964, 1968-1970

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Folder 3 Ken-Key, general. Correspondents include Wyatt A. Kent, 1943-1951; Karl Walton Kenyon, 1938, 1961, 1973; Edwin H. Kerrison, Jr., 1941-1942, 1952, 1959-1960, 1965; Brina Kessel, 1949, 1952-1953, 1959, 1968-1969, 1973, 1975, including a photograph of Kessel.

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Folder 4 Kennard, Frederic Hedge, 1925-1937, and undated

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Folder 5 Kepler, Cameron B. and Kay, 1968-1971. Primarily concerns their research on the birds of Puerto Rico. Includes three pen and ink drawings of the Elfin Woods Warbler (Dendroica angelae), a new bird described by the Keplers and Kenneth C. Parkes in 1971.

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Folder 6 Keve, Andrew, 1939, 1941-1942, 1945-1950, 1952, 1956-1962, 1965-1967, 1970, 1972. Mostly concerns his work on the birds of Hungary.

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Folder 7 Ki, general

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Folder 8 Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1927-1935, 1938-1939, 1942-1949, and undated

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Folder 9 Killip, Ellsworth Paine, 1929, 1931-1932, 1935-1936, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1946-1948, 1950-1952. Correspondence concerning Killip's work as Curator, Division of Plants, USNM. Includes letters documenting his field work in Peru, 1929; Colombia, 1939; Chile, 1948; and Florida, 1950. The correspondence of 1935 concerns a study trip to Europe.

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Folder 10 King, Samuel Wilder, 1923-1924, 1926-1927, 1943. Includes letters concerning the Tanager Expedition, 1923.

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Folder 11 Kinnear, Norman B., 1930, 1934-1935, 1938-1939, 1941-1947, 1949, 1952. The correspondence of 1941 contains information on the effect of World War II on the British Museum (Natural History) and British ornithologists.

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Folder 1 Kl-Kn, general. Correspondents include Cecil Boden Kloss, 1926-1931; Charles Robert Knight, 1933-1934, 1938, 1945, 1949, concerning his proposal to paint murals in the exhibition halls of the USNM, 1934.

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Folder 2 Ko, general. Correspondents include C. Haven Kolb, 1942-1947; W. H. W. Komp, 1944-1947; S. Koperberg, 1939-1940, 1948, 1952-1953.

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Folder 3 Koepcke, Maria, 1959-1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1969-1970

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Folder 4 Koford, Carl B., 1950, 1952, 1956-1959. Consists mostly of letters concerning the Canal Zone Biological Area where Koford served as Resident Naturalist from 1956 to 1957.

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Folder 5 Kr-Ky, general

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Folder 6 Krieger, Herbert W., 1927, 1929-1935, 1940-1945, 1947, 1950. Correspondence concerning Krieger's work as Curator of Ethnology, USNM. Included are letters concerning his field work in the Dominican Republic, 1929-1930; Haiti, 1931; and Cuba, 1932.

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Folder 7 Kumerloeve, Hans R., 1938, 1940, 1946-1951, 1953, 1962-1963, 1976

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Folder 8 Kuroda, Nagamichi, 1920-1922, 1925-1932, 1939, 1949-1950, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1970, 1973, and undated

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Folder 9 Laa-Lan, general. Correspondents include Wesley Edwin Lanyon, 1955, 1958, 1965, 1973-1974.

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Folder 10 LaBastille, Anne, 1960, 1963, 1966-1974, and undated

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Folder 11 Lack, David, 1941, 1943, 1950, 1954-1957, 1962, 1966-1967

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Folder 12 Lambrecht, Koloman, 1921-1936, and undated. Correspondence concerning research on fossil birds.

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Folder 13 Lantz, David Ernest, 1904, and undated. Includes a handwritten manuscript of Lantz's An Historical List of Kansas Birds.

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Folder 1 Lar-Laz, general

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Folder 2 Laubmann, Alfred, 1923-1924, 1930-1935, 1938-1940, 1947-1952, 1955-1965. Correspondence concerning the study of South American birds.

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Folder 3 Law, John Eugene, 1917-1932, and undated. Law was a California businessman and an ornithologist by avocation. The correspondence documents his interest in the birds of the western United States; his work for the Cooper Ornithological Club; and his personal friendship with Wetmore.

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Folder 4 _________________. Will, 1924-1925, 1931. Concerns Law's designation of Wetmore as beneficiary (contingent) to his estate.

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Folder 5 Law, Laura Beatty, 1932, 1934-1935, 1937. Mostly concerns John Eugene Law's estate and the disposition of his bird collections. See also under Laura Law Bailey, box 3, Folder 2.

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Folder 6 Laycock, George, 1969-1970

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Folder 7 Lea-Leg, general. Correspondents include E. Lee LeCompte, 1926-1932, 1941, 1945; John M. Legler, 1958-1959, 1971-1974.

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Folder 8 Leakey, Louis S. B., 1960-1963, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, and undated. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's identification of bird fossils from Olduvai Gorge and other African localities.

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Folder 9 Lehmann V., F. Carlos, 1940-1946, 1954-1960, 1964, 1966, 1968. Mostly concerns his research on the birds of Colombia.

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Folder 1 Lel-Lew, general. Correspondents include Brother Hermano Leon, 1934, 1939, 1942-1943, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1951; Michael Lerner, 1938, 1940, 1943-1944, 1952, including photographs of Lerner; Wendell M. Levi, 1937-1938, 1965.

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Folder 2 Lewton, Frederick L., 1929-1938, 1942, 1944. Correspondence concerning Lewton's duties as Curator, Division of Textiles, USNM.

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Folder 3 Li, general. Correspondents include Jean M. Linsdale, 1924-1928, 1933, 1936-1939; C. B. Linton, 1907-1908.

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Folder 4 Ligon, J. Stokely, 1917-1931, 1942, 1946-1947, 1951-1961. Correspondence mostly concerning Ligon's work on the birds of New Mexico.

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Folder 5 Lincoln, Frederick C., 1912-1934, 1938-1955, and undated. Lincoln, a long-time colleague of Wetmore, served in various capacities in the Bureau of Biological Survey and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1920 to 1960. The correspondence concerns Lincoln's work as Curator of Ornithology at the Colorado Museum of Natural History, 1913-1920; his career in the Federal Service; and his research on bird migration.

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Folder 6 Lincoln, Lulu (Mrs. Frederick C.), 1963-1964, 1974

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Folder 7 Ll, general

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Folder 8 Lloyd, Hoyes, 1923, 1927-1937, 1943-1954, 1957- 1959, 1963. Lloyd, a Canadian ornithologist, served as President of the AOU from 1945 to 1948. The correspondence concerns the AOU; his work with the International Committee for Bird Preservation; and his official duties with the Canadian Department of Interior. Included is a photograph of Lloyd, 1923, and a photograph of Wetmore's boyhood home in North Freedom, Wisconsin taken by Mrs. Hoyes Lloyd, 1950.

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Folder 9 Lob-Lom, general

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Folder 10 Lodge, John Ellerton, 1926, 1929, 1931-1936, 1939, 1942-1943. Lodge was Director of the Freer Gallery of Art, 1920-1942. Most of the correspondence deals with routine administrative matters. Of special interest is a copy of a letter from Carl W. Bishop to Lodge (27 December 1926) concerning his work in China.

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Folder 1 Loetscher, Frederick W., Jr., 1946-1950, 1953, 1955-1956, 1969-1970, 1972

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Folder 2 Loftin, Horace G., 1961, 1963, 1965-1971, 1973. Mostly concerns Loftin's work on the birds of Panama.

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Folder 3 Lon-Loz, general. Correspondents include Bernt Loppenthin, 1933, 1935, 1941, 1948-1949, 1953-1954, 1959, 1968.

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Folder 4 Lonnberg, Einar, 1921-1922, 1925-1926, 1928-1931, 1933, 1935-1941

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Folder 5 Lovejoy, Thomas E., III, 1960-1961, 1967, 1970-1972, 1974-1975

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Folder 6 Low, Percy Roycroft, 1927-1929, 1932, 1934, 1939-1941, 1944, 1946-1947. Several letters during the 1940s contain descriptions of World War II England and the effect of the war on British museums and ornithologists.

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Folders 7-9 Lowery, George Hines, Jr., 1937, 1940-1976, and undated. Lowery, Professor of Zoology at Louisiana State University, Director of the University Museum, and President of the AOU, 1959-1963, maintained a constant correspondence with Wetmore for nearly forty years. The letters document his ornithological research and AOU business.

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Folder 1 Lu, general. Correspondents include Richard S. Lull, 1923, 1925, 1928-1929, 1936, 1938; Bertha Lutz, 1932, 1940-1941, 1944-1945, 1947.

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Folder 2 Ly, general. Correspondents include Marcus Ward Lyon, Jr., 1918, 1920, 1923-1924, 1926, 1931, 1936, 1938, 1940-1941; Averil Lysaght, 1954-1955, 1957, 1959, 1965-1966.

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Folder 3 Maa-Mac, general. Correspondents include Frank Mace MacFarland, 1935-1938, 1945, including letters of 1935 concerning the suitability of Waldo L. Schmitt for the position of Director of the Museum and Steinhart Aquarium of the California Academy of Sciences.

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Folder 4 Mabbott, Douglas C., 1913, 1918-1919, 1921, and undated. Mabbott was a boyhood friend of Wetmore and later worked for the Bureau of Biological Survey. He was killed in action in France in 1919. Included are copies of letters detailing his service in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War I and his death.

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Folder 5 MacDonald, J. D., 1943-1944, 1947, 1951, 1954-1959, 1962, and undated

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Folder 6 Mad-Maq, general. Correspondents include Henry M. Madden, 1941, 1943, 1947-1948, 1952, concerning his research on John Xantus; Harry Malleis, 1924-1925, concerning his field work in Guatemala; and Stuart Maples, 1907-1908, concerning the exchange of bird skins with Wetmore.

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Folder 7 Manning, Catherine L., 1937-1938, 1941, 1943, 1946-1947. Correspondence concerning her duties as Philatelist, Division of History, USNM.

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Folder 8 Mar, general. Correspondents include Hermano Niceforo Maria, 1943-1945, 1947-1949, 1952; and Joseph Truesdell Marshall, Jr., 1942, 1949, 1952-1953, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1967.

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Folder 9 Marelli, Carlos A., 1933-1935, 1941, 1943

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Folder 10 Markus, Miles B., 1961, 1963, 1966-1967

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Folder 11 Marshall, Henry Ridgway, 1929-1935. Mostly concerns the birds of North Carolina.

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Folder 12 Martin, Handel T., 1918-1921, 1925-1926, 1928-1929, 1931

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Folder 1 Mas-May, general. Correspondents include William D. Matthew, 1919-1924; and Noel Mayaud, 1938-1941, 1944-1946, 1948-1949, 1951, 1963-1964.

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Folder 2 Mathews, Gregory Macalister, 1925-1939, 1943, 1948-1949, and undated. Many of the letters concern the birds of Polynesia.

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Folder 3 Mayfield, Harold Ford, 1950, 1953-1957, 1960, 1963-1966, 1973. Correspondence mostly concerning AOU business.

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Folders 4-5 Mayr, Ernst, 1930-1934, 1937-1941, 1944-1968, and undated. Mayr, an ornithologist and evolutionary biologist, was Curator of Birds at the American Museum of Natural History, 1932-1953, before moving to Harvard University where he served as Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. He maintained a voluminous correspondence with Wetmore concerning ornithological research, professional issues (including AOU business), and nomenclatural questions.

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Folder 6 McA-McF, general. Correspondents include L. McCormick-Goodhart, 1929, 1935, 1940, 1945-1950, 1957; and Irene A. McCullock, 1934, concerning Waldo L. Schmitt and the Hancock Pacific Expedition.

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Folders 7-8 McAtee, Waldo Lee, 1914-1946. McAtee served in various capacities with the Bureau of Biological Survey from 1903 to 1940. The correspondence concerns the work of the Biological Survey and its personnel, professional matters, and the Washington Biologists' Field Club.

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Folder 9 McClung, Clarence Erwin, 1908, 1920, 1925, 1939-1941, 1943, and undated

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Folder 1 McG-McW, general

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Folder 2 McGregor, Richard Crittenden, 1916-1935, and undated. Mostly concerns the birds of the Philippines.

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Folder 3 Mea-Mend, general. Correspondents include Lillian H. Mearns, 1934, 1940-1947 (daughter of Edgar Alexander Mearns); Armando Mencia, 1954, 1968-1973, and undated; Howard L. Mendell, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1958.

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Folder 4 Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1881, 1909, and undated. Includes a copy of a letter from Charles W. Richmond to Mearns, 5 December 1909, and a letter from Mearns to Ruthven Deane, 13 April 1881.

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Folder 5 Meinertzhagen, Richard, 1938-1946, 1950, 1952, 1957, and undated. Includes a fascinating exchange of correspondence during the World War II era detailing the effect of the war on British ornithologists, museums, and society. Also includes a manuscript copy of Meinertzhagen's Conquisitio Mea. A Record of My Ornithological Activities and Collections.

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Folder 6 Meise, Wilhelm, 1930, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1968-1970, 1976

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Folders 7-8 Memoranda, 1941, 1953-1976. Mostly routine communications with Smithsonian and USNM officials and staff.

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Folder 9 Mendez P., Alejandro, 1948-1966, 1969. Several letters concern Wetmore's field work in Panama.

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Folder 10 Mendez, Eustorgio, 1959-1975. Much of the correspondence concerns Wetmore's research on the birds of Panama.

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Folder 1 Mengel, Robert M. and Marion J., 1948, 1952-1953, 1957, 1959, 1961-1969, 1972-1975. Includes correspondence concerning Robert Mengel's research on the birds of Kentucky and his work as Editor of The Auk.

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Folder 2 Menn-Mey, general. Correspondents include Clinton Hart Merriam, 1910, 1924, 1928, 1930, 1932-1933; Elmer Drew Merrill, 1937, 1943-1946, 1952; Oliver Meylan, 1926, 1933-1935, 1937, 1942, 1944.

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Folder 3 Merrill, George P., 1925-1929, 1935. Concerns his work as Head Curator, Department of Geology, USNM. Included are letters concerning his participation as Smithsonian representative at the International Geological Congress, Madrid, 1930.

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Folder 4 Mic-Miller, general. Correspondents include Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., 1917, 1931, 1937, 1939-1940.

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Folders 5-6 Miller, Alden Holmes, 1930-1936, 1940-1965. Much of the correspondence documents the work of Wetmore and Miller as members of the AOU Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North American Birds.

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Folders 1-3 Miller, Loye Holmes, 1914, 1921-1945, 1948-1959, 1962-1970, and undated. Correspondence regarding Miller's research on avian paleontology, especially his work on the fossil birds of California. Included are typescript copies of Miller's diaries documenting a 1904 cruise of the Albatross, and field trips to Hawaii, 1900 and the Gulf of California, 1939. Also included is a photograph of Miller, 1969, and comments on his son, Alden Holmes Miller (see correspondence of 1966).

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Folder 4 Miller, Waldron Dewitt, 1915-1917, 1920, 1922, 1924-1929. Includes correspondence concerning the work of Wetmore and Miller on the 4th edition of the AOU Check-list of North American Birds, 1925-1928.

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Folder 5 Milli-Mit, general

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Folder 6 Mindte, Richard W., 1956-1961

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Folder 7 Mitman, Carl W., 1927-1947, 1952. Mitman held several curatorial positions in the USNM from 1918 until 1952, culminating with his appointment as Assistant to the Secretary for the National Air Museum. The correspondence documents his duties at the USNM, including his work at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, 1933, and the California Pacific International Exposition in San Diego, 1935.

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Folder 1 Moc-Moo, general. Correspondents include Henry Allen Moe, 1952, 1964-1965, 1967; Edgardo Moltoni, 1929-1930, 1937, 1946-1947; John Percy Moore, 1926, 1937, 1939, 1949.

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Folder 2 Moffitt, James, 1934-1936, 1939-1942

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Folder 3 Monroe, Burt L., Jr., 1938, 1940, 1949, 1954, 1958-1959, 1961, 1963, 1967-1968, 1971, 1973. Mostly concerns Monroe's research on the birds of Honduras. Also includes correspondence of Burt L. Monroe, Sr.

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Folders 4-5 Moore, Robert Thomas, 1929-1947, 1950, 1953, and undated. Includes correspondence concerning the Donald R. Dickey collection and the proposed vertebrate zoology project at the California Institute of Technology.

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Folder 6 Mor, general. Correspondents include R. E. Moreau, 1950-1952, 1963-1967; James Bruce Morehead, 1936-1939, and undated; Brent M. Morgan, 1924-1928, 1934; Theodor Mortensen, 1926-1928, 1933, 1941, 1945, 1948; Conrad Vernon Morton, 1933, 1945-1947.

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Folders 7-8 Moreno Bonilla, Abelardo, 1948-1959, 1962-1963, 1968-1971, and undated. Mostly concerns his research on the birds of Cuba.

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Folder 1 Mos-Moz, general. Correspondents include R. Allyn Moser, 1946-1951, mostly concerning AOU business; Alan Mozley, 1931-1936, concerning his work on the mollusks of Siberia as recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship.

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Folder 2 Mountford, Charles Pearcy, 1948, 1953-1960, 1964-1965, 1968-1973, 1976. Much of the correspondence concerns the Arnhem Land Expedition, 1948, and the publication of the scientific results.

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Folder 3 Mud-Murp, general. Correspondents include Carlos Munoz, 1940-1943, 1946, 1950, 1965, 1975-1976; J. A. Munro, 1927, 1937, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1951-1952; Olaus Johan Murie, 1927, 1937, 1945-1946, 1949, 1952.

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Folder 4 Mumford, Edward Philpott, 1934, 1936. Includes a typescript copy of his report "Fauna of the Marquesas Islands - Birds."

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Folders 5-7 Murphy, Robert Cushman, 1918, 1921-1956, 1961-1962, 1968. Murphy, noted American Museum of Natural History ornithologist and explorer, exchanged letters with Wetmore for over fifty years. The correspondence documents activities of their respective museums; research interests; field work; and professional issues (especially the National Association of Audubon Societies).

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Folder 1 Murr-My, general. Correspondents include T. E. Musselman, 1942, 1951-1952, 1955-1956, 1965-1969; Charles W. Myers, 1966-1967, 1970, 1973; George Sprague Myers, 1932-1933, 1945, 1968, 1971.

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Folders 2-4 Murray, Joseph James, 1928, 1935-1971. Murray, a clergyman and amateur ornithologist, was for many years involved with the Virginia Society of Ornithology and served as Editor of its journal The Raven. The correspondence documents activities of the VSO; Murray's research on the birds of Virginia; and Wetmore's field work in Shenandoah National Park.

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Folder 5 Na-Ne, general. Correspondents include Arnold Lars Nelson, 1931, 1940, 1944-1946, 1963; Oscar Rudolph Neumann, 1930, 1932-1933, 1941-1943.

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Folder 6 Nelson, Edward William, 1920, 1923-1934, and undated. A famed naturalist and explorer, Nelson was Chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey from 1916 to 1926. Included is correspondence concerning Wetmore's appointment as Superintendent of the National Zoological Park, November 1924.

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Folder 1 Nic, general. Correspondents include John Treadwell Nichols, 1914, 1916, 1918-1922, 1927, 1929; Rachel H. Nichols, 1938, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1953, 1958; E. M. Nicholson, 1946-1947, 1955, 1957, 1959.

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Folder 2 Nice, Margaret Morse, 1928-1929, 1933, 1935, 1937-1938, 1945-1953, 1957, 1965

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Folders 3-5 Nicholson, Donald John, 1929, 1931-1932, 1937, 1941-1963. Correspondence concerning the birds of Florida.

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Folder 6 Nie-Nol, general. Correspondents include Harvey Harlow Nininger, 1934, 1936, 1939; G. Kingsley Noble, 1917-1918, 1927-1929, 1935, 1938, 1941; Hans Noll, 1939-1941, 1945-1947, 1949-1950, 1955.

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Folder 7 Nor-Ny, general. Correspondents include Jesse L. Nusbaum, 1932-1933, 1942, 1945, 1955, 1969.

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Folder 1 Ob-Ol, general. Correspondents include Harry Church Oberholser, 1947-1948, 1951; Georges Olivier, 1935-1936, 1940, 1946, 1949; Arthur J. Olmstead, 1928, 1934-1937, 1939-1940, including several photographs of the Smithsonian Castle and the Washington Monument.

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Folder 2 Oehser, Paul Harry, 1931-1944, 1946, 1961, 1969, and undated. Correspondence concerning his duties as Editor, USNM.

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Folder 3 Olivares, Antonio, 1949, 1952, 1958, 1960-1961, 1963, 1966-1967, 1969-1970. Correspondence concerning his work on the birds of Colombia.

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Folder 4 Oliver, Lawrence L., 1931, 1934-1948. Correspondence and memoranda concerning his service as Property Officer, and later, Superintendent of Buildings and Labor, USNM.

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Folder 5 Olsen, Stanley J., 1955, 1957, 1959-1961, 1964-1975. Correspondence concerning his research on avian paleontology.

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Folder 6 Olson, Storrs L., 1966-1975, and undated. Correspondence concerning his research on fossil birds.

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Folder 7 On-Ow, general. Correspondents include Oscar Theodore Owre, 1955, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1969, 1972-1974.

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Folder 8 Oppenheim, Victor, 1941-1945, 1950. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's field work in Colombia, 1941.

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Folder 9 Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1923, 1926-1929, 1931, 1934, 1940-1951

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Folder 10 Osgood, Wilfred Hudson, 1921-1925, 1928-1929, 1933-1934, 1937-1946, and undated. Includes correspondence documenting the administration and activities of the Field Museum of Natural History. The letters of December 1921 concern an offer to Wetmore to become Curator of Ornithology at the museum.

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Folder 1 Pac-Pal, general. Correspondents include Fred M. Packard, 1942, 1945-1946, 1951-1952 and Harold S. Palmer, 1923-1927, 1935.

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Folder 2 Palmer, Ralph S., 1940-1942, 1945, 1949-1972, 1975-1976. Includes correspondence concerning Palmer's work as Editor of the AOU Handbook of North American Birds.

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Folder 3 Palmer, Theodore Sherman, 1901, 1911, 1926, 1929-1936, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1952-1959, and undated. The correspondence of 1955-1959 concerns the transfer of Palmer's papers to the Library of Congress.

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Folder 4 Pan-Par, general. Correspondents include Albert Eide Parr, 1930, 1932, 1943.

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Folder 5 Parish, Lee H., 1929-1930. Mostly concerns zoological collections made on the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930.

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Folders 6-7 Parish, Semmes W. and Katherine, 1930-1950, 1954, and undated. S. W. Parish financed and participated on the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930, thus beginning a long-term friendship with Wetmore. Many of the letters contain information on USNM expeditions and field work during the 1930s.

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Folder 8 Parkes, Kenneth Carroll, 1951-1969, 1972, 1974. Correspondence concerning Parkes' research on Central and South American birds; joint publications by Wetmore and Parkes; and various professional issues, especially dealing with the AOU and the Wilson Ornithological Society.

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Folder 9 Parmalee, Paul Woodburn, 1954-1962, 1964-1969, 1972-1974. Correspondence concerning his research on avian paleontology.

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Folder 10 Partridge, William H., 1954-1956, 1964

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Folder 1 Pat-Pay, general

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Folder 2 Patterson, Bryan, 1937-1938, 1941-1942, 1959-1960

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Folder 3 Paynter, Raymond Andrew, Jr., 1946-1947, 1951-1952, 1955-1975, and undated

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Folder 4 Pea-Pee, general. Correspondents include Arthur Sperry Pearse, 1929-1934, 1936, 1947, 1949; Oliver P. Pearson, 1946, 1955, 1965, 1971; Max Minor Peet, 1936, 1938, 1940-1942, 1944, 1946-1948.

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Folder 5 Pearse, Theed, 1954, 1956, 1958-1959, 1961, 1969

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Folder 6 Pel-Peters, J. A., general. Correspondents include Harold S. Peters, 1924, 1936, 1943, 1951-1953.

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Folder 7 Pemberton, John Roy, 1922, 1924-1925, 1959. Mostly concerns Wetmore's work on the Pemberton Collection of Patagonian Birds in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. See also box 24, Folder 9.

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Folder 8 Perrygo, Watson M., 1930, 1936-1939, 1969, and undated. A taxidermist at the USNM from 1927 to 1964, Perrygo often accompanied Wetmore on collecting trips. The correspondence documents Perrygo's field work in Haiti, 1930; West Virginia, 1936; Tennessee, 1937; and Kentucky, 1938.

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Folders 9-11 Peters, James Lee, 1915-1934. Peters, an ornithologist at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, was a close associate and friend of Wetmore. The correspondence documents field work in Argentina by both men, 1921; Peters' service in Germany and France during World War I; and joint publications on the birds of Argentina. Of special interest is a letter from Peters to Wetmore (20 Jan 1921) which contains a discussion of the possibility of Wetmore joining the Roy Chapman Andrews China Expedition.

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Folders 1-4 Peters, James Lee, 1935-1953, 1957. Correspondence concerning ornithological research, especially his publication, Check-List of the Birds of the World, vols I-VIII; and professional activities, including his work as President of the AOU, and as President of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Correspondence post-dating Peters' death in 1952 concerns the preparation of a biographical sketch by Wetmore for publication in The Auk.

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Folder 5 Peters, W. G.-Pey, general. Correspondents include George A. Petrides, 1942-1947.

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Folder 6 Peterson, Roger Tory, 1943-1952, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1963-1970, 1973-1975, and undated

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Folder 7 Pettingill, Olin Sewall, Jr., 1943-1944, 1947-1953, 1956, 1962-1971. Much of the correspondence concerns Pettingill's duties as Secretary of the AOU.

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Folder 1 Pf, general

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Folders 2-7 Phelps, William H., and William H., Jr., 1938-1976. Phelps, an American businessman residing in Venezuela, was a noted ornithologist who established the Phelps Ornithological Collection in Caracas. A mutual interest in the birds of the American tropics resulted in a close association between Phelps and his son, William, Jr., and Wetmore. The correspondence documents joint publications; research projects; and field expeditions, including Wetmore's participation on the 1954 expedition to the Territory of Amazonas.

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Folder 1 Phi-Pin, general

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Folder 2 Philippi B., Rudulfo A., 1937-1946, 1949, 1953, 1957, 1966-1969. Mostly concerns the birds of Chile.

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Folder 3 Phillips, Allan Robert, 1938-1940, 1943-1947, 1950-1976. Mostly concerns his research on the birds of Arizona and Mexico.

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Folders 4-5 Phillips, John Charles, 1917, 1920-1938, 1965, and undated. Much of the correspondence relates to Phillip's activities as Chairman of the American Committee for International Wild Life Protection. The correspondence of 1965 concerns the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal.

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Folder 6 Pierce, Fred John, 1952, 1957, 1962-1963, 1968-1976. Includes a photograph of Pierce.

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Folder 7 Pinchot, Gifford, 1919, 1929-1932, 1935-1946, and undated. Includes correspondence concerning the Pinchot South Seas Expedition, 1929.

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Folder 8 Pinto, Oliverio M. de, 1935, 1938-1948, 1955, 1965-1966, 1969, 1973. Correspondence concerning the birds of Brazil.

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Folder 1 Pip-Piz, general. Correspondents include Grover C. Pitts, 1937-1941.

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Folder 2 Pitelka, Frank Alois, 1943, 1945, 1950-1957, 1962. Includes correspondence concerning Pitelka's work on the fifth edition of the AOU Check-List of North American Birds.

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Folder 3 Pittier, Henri, 1937-1939, 1942-1950

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Folder 4 Pl-Pop, general

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Folder 5 Podtiaguin, Boris, 1943-1945, 1948

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Folder 6 Popenoe, William Wilson, 1937-1942, 1945-1949, 1951, 1957

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Folder 7 Por-Pow, general. Correspondents include Frederick A. Potts, 1919-1922, 1927-1929, 1932, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1949 and Jens Poulsen, 1964-1969, 1974.

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Folder 8 Pough, Richard H., 1940, 1945-1959

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Folder 9 Pra-Pren, general. Correspondents include Wallace E. Pratt, 1923, 1936, 1942, 1953, 1965-1966, 1970, 1972 and Edward Alexander Preble, 1911, 1925, 1927, 1930-1931, and undated.

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Folder 10 Prentice, Sydney C., 1925-1944. Mostly concerns Prentice's work illustrating papers and articles by Wetmore.

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Folder 1 Pres-Py, general

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Folder 2 Preston, Frank W., 1956, 1958-1959, 1965-1969, 1975

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Folder 3 Publications, mailing lists, 1958-1960, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, and undated

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Folders 4-6 Publications, requests, A-Z, 1953-1976, and undated

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Folder 7 Q, general

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Folder 8 Raa-Ran, general

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Folder 9 Rand, Austin Loomer, 1943-1944, 1947, 1950, 1955, 1957-1958, 1961-1963, 1966, 1968, 1970

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Folder 1 Rap-Raz, general. Correspondents include William F. Rapp, Jr., 1943, 1945, 1949-1952, 1958-1959 and William deC. Ravenel, 1916-1918, 1922-1925.

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Folder 2 Rea-Reh, general. Correspondents include Amadeo M. Rea, 1966-1972; Chester A. Reeds, 1926-1928, 1933; Harald A. Rehder, 1936, 1944, 1946, 1957, 1976.

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Folder 3 Redington, Paul G., 1927-1933

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Folder 4 Reed, Edwyn P., 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932-1933, 1940, 1946-1947

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Folder 5 Rehn, James Abram Garfield, 1921, 1941, 1943-1944, 1948, 1953, 1957

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Folder 6 Rei-Rey, general

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Folder 7 Reilly, Edgar Morton, Jr., 1948-1957, 1962, 1966, 1968. Correspondence primarily concerning Reilly's work assembling range data for the AOU Check-List of North American Birds.

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Folder 8 Rennie, Robert G., 1950-1951, 1957-1960, 1962-1966, 1969

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Folder 9 Rh-Ric, general. Correspondents include Willis Horton Rich, 1928, 1930, 1932-1933, 1935, 1941; Horace C. Richards, 1932; Horace Gardiner Richards, 1931-1932, 1948-1949, 1962.

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Folder 10 Rich, Patricia Vickers, 1968-1974

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Folder 11 Richmond, Charles Wallace, 1914-1928, 1945, and undated. Richmond was a Curator in the Division of Birds, USNM from 1895 to 1932. Consists mostly of correspondence written by Richmond to Wetmore in the field. Included are many letters documenting daily activities in the USNM and containing information on the Washington scientific community.

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Folder 1 Rid-Riv, general. Correspondents include Elmer S. Riggs, 1926, 1930, 1934-1935, concerning the Field Museum of Natural History Paleontological Expedition to Argentina, 1926.

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Folder 2 Ridgely, Robert S., 1972-1974. Correspondence mostly concerning the birds of Panama.

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Folder 3 Ridgway, Robert, 1918, 1924, 1926-1929, 1931-1932, and undated. Correspondence post-dating Ridgway's death in 1929 is with John L. Ridgway.

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Folder 4 Riley, Joseph Harvey, 1914-1916, 1918-1923. Riley worked as an Aid, and later Curator, in the Division of Birds, USNM, from 1898 to 1941. These letters were written to Wetmore while he was on field trips for the U. S. Biological Survey.

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Folders 5-6 Ripley, S. Dillon, 1939-1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, and undated. A noted ornithologist and eighth Secretary of the Smithsonian, Ripley also served as Assistant Curator in the Division of Birds, USNM from 1942 to 1943. The correspondence concerns his appointment at the USNM, 1942; his work with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II; field work in India, 1950; ornithological research; and his election as Secretary of the Smithsonian.

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Folder 7 Roa-Robe, general. Correspondents include Chandler S. Robbins, 1936, 1946-1951, 1959, 1967-1968, 1973; Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr., 1929, 1936, 1943; H. Radclyffe Roberts, 1934, 1942-1943, 1955; Leo B. Roberts, 1928, 1930, 1935-1937, 1940, 1948-1949; Thomas S. Roberts, 1926, 1930, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1941.

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Folder 8 Robb, Wallace Havelock, 1926-1930, 1936, 1938-1939, 1943-1944, 1948, 1963-1964, and undated

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Folder 9 Robi, general. Correspondents include Joseph Robinson, 1942-1944, 1951-1952.

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Folder 1 Roc-Roe, general. Correspondents include Juvenal Valerio Rodriquez, 1935, 1940-1943, 1948.

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Folder 2 Rockwell, Robert B., 1913-1921, 1924, 1928, and undated. Mostly concerns his collaboration with Wetmore on a list of birds in the vicinity of Golden, Colorado.

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Folder 3 Rog-Roo, general. Correspondents include Charles Henry Rogers, 1922, 1934, 1944, 1954, 1958-1959, 1965, 1970, 1972-1973; Sievert Allen Rohwer, 1924, 1927, 1932, 1934; Kermit Roosevelt, 1933-1934, 1943.

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Folder 4 Romer, Alfred S., 1935-1936, 1942-1963, 1974. Much of the correspondence concerns Wetmore's service as a member of the Committee of the Overseers to Visit the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1947-1961.

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Folder 5 Ronne, Finn, 1947-1948, 1951, 1955, 1963, 1967. Includes correspondence concerning the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1946-1948.

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Folder 6 Ror-Roz, general. Correspondents include Charles A. Ross, 31 December 1966, with a photograph of Margaret Wetmore (1934); William Rowan, 1933, 1940, 1947-1948.

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Folder 7 Rowe, Leo S., 1926, 1933-1946

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Folder 8 Rub-Rus, general

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Folder 9 Ruschi, Augusto, 1958-1962, 1964, 1968

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Folder 10 Russell, James Townsend, Jr., 1928-1935, 1943, 1946, and undated. Correspondence concerning Russell's work as Collaborator in Old World Archaeology, USNM.

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Folder 1 Rut-Ry, general. Correspondents include Alexander Grant Ruthven, 1922, 1926, 1928-1929, 1932, 1935; John A. Ruthven, 1968, 1974; Knowles A. Ryerson, 1931, 1934-1946, 1951, 1975.

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Folder 2 Ruzic, Raiko H., 1948-1950, 1953, 1956, 1963-1968, 1971-1972, 1974, and undated

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Folder 3 Rydzewski, W., 1953-1965, 1970, 1973-1974, and undated. Correspondence mostly concerning The Ring, an international bulletin devoted to bird banding and bird migration studies.

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Folder 4 Sac-Sal, general. Correspondents include E. M. Sackett, 1916-1921, 1925-1926, 1932-1933, concerning Bear River Marsh, Utah; Dean Sage, Jr., 1939, concerning David Crockett Graham.

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Folder 5 Salomonsen, Finn, 1935-1936, 1945-1947, 1953, 1955-1956

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Folder 6 Sam-Say, general. Correspondents include Colin Campbell Sanborn, 1922, 1926-1927, 1945-1947; E. G. Franz Sauer, 1967-1968, 1971, 1976.

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Folder 7 Scarlett, Ron J., 1955-1959, 1962-1963, 1968-1969, 1972

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Folder 8 Scha-Schl, general. Correspondents include Samuel Schaub, 1938, 1945-1951, 1954-1955; Otto H. Schindewolf, 1936-1939.

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Folder 1 Schm-Schw, general. Correspondents include Ralph W. Schreiber, 1969-1972, including letters concerning Wetmore's investigation of Brown Pelicans in Florida, 1919; Charles Schuchert, 1931, 1937-1938, 1941.

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Folder 2 Schmidt, Karl Patterson, 1926-1927, 1929, 1941-1948, 1951, 1955-1956, 1958

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Folders 3-4 Schmitt, Waldo LaSalle, 1926-1948, 1957, and undated. Schmitt, an invertebrate zoologist, served in various curatorial and administrative positions in the USNM from 1910 to 1957. Included is correspondence documenting Schmitt's participation on scientific expeditions to the Galapagos Islands, 1933-1935, 1938.

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Folder 5 Schorger, Arlie William, 1936, 1942-1963, 1966-1967

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Folder 6 Schultz, Leonard Peter, 1936-1948. Schultz served as Curator, Division of Fishes, USNM, from 1936 to 1965. Included is correspondence documenting his appointment at the USNM, and a report on his participation on the U. S. Navy Surveying Expedition to the Phoenix Islands, 1939.

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Folder 7 Schwarz, Herbert Ferlando, 1926-1928, 1932, 1946, 1948. Much of the correspondence concerns the publication of Wetmore's The Birds of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands, 1927.

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Folder 1 Sclater, W. L., 1914, 1925, 1928-1929, 1931, 1933, 1940-1942, and undated. Includes correspondence concerning the publication of A Collection of Birds from the Fiji Islands, co-authored by Wetmore and Casey A. Wood, 1926.

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Folder 2 Sco-Se, general. Correspondents include W. E. D. Scott, 1906, including letters giving advice to Wetmore on becoming a professional ornithologist; William Berryman Scott, 1927-1928, 1930, 1938-1939, 1945-1946; George A. Seaman, 1962-1967, 1973-1974; Ernest Thompson Seton, 1919, 1934, 1945.

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Folder 3 Scott, Frederic R., 1947-1951, 1953, 1957-1960, 1963-1964, 1967, 1969-1971. Correspondence concerning the Virginia Society of Ornithology; the birds of Virginia; and Wetmore's research on the birds of Shenandoah National Park.

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Folder 4 Seeley, James W., 1917, 1937, 1942, 1946, 1948, 1951-1954, 1957, and undated. Seeley was a boyhood friend of Wetmore and their correspondence contains reminiscences of growing up in North Freedom, Wisconsin.

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Folder 5 Segura Paguaga, Alfonso, 1942-1947, 1969, and undated. Correspondence mostly concerning his participation on a paleontological field expedition to Wyoming for the USNM in 1942.

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Folder 6 Serventy, D. L., 1938-1942, 1946, 1949, 1952, 1962. Correspondence mostly concerning the birds of Australia.

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Folder 7 Setzler, Frank M., 1931-1948. Correspondence concerning Setzler's career as Head Curator, Department of Anthropology, USNM. Also includes letters documenting his field work in Texas, 1932-1933, 1938, and Illinois, 1940.

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Folder 8 Sha, general

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Folder 9 Shannon, Earl V., 1926-1929, 1933-1936, 1940-1942, and undated

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Folder 1 She-Shu, general. Correspondents include William Gulliver Sheldon, 1932, 1938, 1942, 1945-1946; M. C. Shelesnyak, 1951, and undated; T. Vaughn Sherrin, 1914-1915, 1918-1919, 1921, 1926.

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Folder 2 Short, Lester Leroy, Jr., 1958, 1963, 1965, 1968-1969, 1971-1974

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Folder 3 Shufeldt, Percy W., 1932-1935, 1937, 1939, 1941-1943, 1946

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Folder 4 Shufeldt, Robert Wilson, 1897, 1915-1916, 1920-1922, 1926-1927. Shufeldt was an army surgeon, ornithologist, and founding member of the AOU. Included are copies of letters documenting an attempt by Elliott Coues to remove Shufeldt from the AOU due to the publication of his "On the Medico-Legal Aspect of Impotency in Women," 1897.

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Folder 5 Shufeldt, Robert Wilson, 1940, 1949-1950. Grandson of Robert Wilson Shufeldt, and son of Percy W. Shufeldt. The correspondence mostly concerns his father's collection of South American birds at the University of Michigan.

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Folder 6 Sib-Simo, general. Correspondents include C. L. Sibley, 1936-1937, 1940-1942, 1944; George Finlay Simmons, 1926-1928, 1935, 1938-1939; Stephen Chapman Simms, 1928, 1931-1932, 1935-1936.

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Folder 7 Sibley, Charles Gald, 1944-1945, 1949-1962, 1965, 1967-1968, 1971, 1973-1974. Includes correspondence concerning the AOU; his research to establish a new method of bird classification based on the protein make-up of egg albumen; and a controversy between Sibley and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the illegal importation of birds eggs.

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Folder 8 Siemel, Sasha A., 1937, 1939-1940, 1943-1946, 1949-1955, 1965, and undated. Includes photographs of Siemel on big game hunting trips to Brazil.

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Folder 9 Simonetta, Alberto M., 1960-1961, 1963, 1968

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Folder 10 Simp-Siw, general. Correspondents include William J. Sinclair, 1922, 1928-1929, 1931-1932.

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Folder 11 Simpson, George Gaylord, 1928-1937, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1960, 1967. Mostly concerns Simpson's work on the Fort Union vertebrate paleontology collection in the USNM. Included is a photograph of Simpson and his family.

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Folder 1 Sirovich, William I., 1935. Correspondence concerning proposed legislation (H. J. Res. 220) to establish a United States Department of Science, Art, and Literature, 1935. Also includes a draft copy of "A Partial Report on Government-Supported and Government-Aided Scientific Activities in Foreign Countries," undated, author unknown.

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Folder 2 Sj-Sl, general. Correspondents include H. Jermain Slocum, 1933, 1936-1939, 1943-1946, and undated.

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Folder 3 Skutch, Alexander F., 1967-1970, 1973, 1975. Correspondence concerning neo-tropical ornithology.

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Folder 4 Sladen, William Joseph Lambert, 1961, 1973. The 1961 letters concern Sladen's field work in Alaska.

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Folder 5 Slud, Paul, 1953, 1958-1964, and undated. Correspondence primarily concerning his research on the birds of Costa Rica.

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Folder 6 Sm, general. Correspondents include Franklin W. Smith, 1937, 1967, including a photograph of Wetmore aboard the S. S. Stuyvesant, October 1937.

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Folder 7 Smith, Hobart Muir, 1940-1946, 1950, 1962-1963, and undated. Includes correspondence documenting Smith's field work investigating Mexican reptiles and amphibians as the recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship, 1940-1941.

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Folder 8 Smith, Hugh McCormick, 1919-1920, 1922, 1925-1937, and undated. Most of the correspondence concerns Smith's collecting work for the USNM in Siam.

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Folder 9 Smithers, Reay H. N., 1957-1975, and undated. Much of the correspondence concerns Smithers work collecting fossil birds for Wetmore.

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Folder 1 Sn, general. Correspondents include David W. Snow, 1950, 1956, 1963-1965, 1969, 1971-1973; Thomas Elliot Snyder, 1922, 1926, 1930, 1936-1937, 1948-1951, 1959, 1970.

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Folder 2 Snyder, Dorthy Eastman, 1955-1959, 1962-1966, 1970, 1976, and undated

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Folder 3 Snyder, Lester L., 1926-1929, 1932, 1935-1941, 1944, 1946-1947, 1950, 1953-1964

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Folder 4 So, general. Correspondents include Robert B. Sosman, 1918-1919, concerning Wetmore's election to the Washington Academy of Sciences.

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Folder 5 Solecki, Ralph S., 1952-1954. Correspondence concerning Solecki's archaeological excavations of Shanidar Cave, Iraq.

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Folder 6 Sp-Sq, general. Correspondents include Charles C. Sperry, 1921, 1927, 1956.

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Folder 7 Speirs, J. Murray and Doris Huestis, 1947, 1952, 1956-1957, 1959

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Folder 8 Sprunt, Alexander, Jr., 1927, 1929, 1934-1937, 1941-1942, 1945-1951, 1955, 1957. Much of the correspondence concerns Sprunt's work as Southern Representative of the National Association of Audubon Societies.

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Folder 9 Sta, general

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Folder 10 Stadel, Katherine Lee Wetmore, 1958-1961, 1969-1974. Correspondence concerning genealogy of the Wetmore family.

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Folder 11 Stager, Kenneth Earl, 1946, 1961-1964, 1966, 1972

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Folder 1 Stea-Step, general

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Folder 2 Stefansson, Vilhjamur, 1938-1943, 1945, 1949-1950, 1956. Much of the correspondence concerns activities of the Explorers Club.

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Folder 3 Steirly, Charles C., 1958-1961. Correspondence mostly concerning activities of the Virginia Society of Ornithology.

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Folders 4-5 Stejneger, Leonhard, 1923-1924, 1927-1946, 1953. Stejneger, a renowned naturalist, was associated with the USNM for over sixty years as Curator, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, and Head Curator of Biology. Most of the correspondence concerns USNM business. Of special interest is correspondence documenting Stejneger's participation at the International Zoological Congress at Budapest (10th), 1927; Padova, Italy (11th), 1930; and Lisbon (12th), 1935. Correspondence post-dating his death in 1943 primarily concerns the disposition of Stejneger's library.

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Folder 6 Stephens, Thomas Calderwood, 1927, 1932, 1935, 1937

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Folder 7 Ster-Stew, general

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Folder 8 Sternberg, George F., 1926, 1930, 1945, 1947-1948, 1961, 1963-1964, 1966, 1969

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Folder 9 Stevens, Charles E., Jr., 1947-1952, 1955. Correspondence concerning the birds of Shenandoah National Park.

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Folder 10 Stevenson, Henry Miller, 1948-1951, 1954, 1956, 1959-1961, 1970-1971, 1973-1975

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Folder 11 Stewart, Thomas Dale, 1930-1931, 1938, 1941, 1943, 1946. Official correspondence concerning his service as Curator, Department of Anthropology, USNM.

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Folder 1 Sti, general

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Folder 2 Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1926-1935, 1938-1949, 1953-1954, 1958-1959, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1974-1975. Sterling was an archaeologist and Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1928-1958. Of special interest is correspondence documenting his work on the American-Dutch Expedition into Netherlands New Guinea, 1926. Also included are letters concerning field work in Veracruz, 1946, and Panama, 1948, 1953.

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Folder 3 Stirton, Ruben Arthur, 1925-1935, 1940-1945, 1952, and undated. Includes correspondence concerning Stirton's field work in El Salvador, 1925-1927.

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Folder 4 Stoc-Stone, general. Correspondents include Chester Stock, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1943, 1945.

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Folder 5 Stoddard, Herbert Lee, 1926, 1932, 1942-1945, 1948, 1951, 1957-1968, and undated. Mostly concerns Stoddard's research on the birds of Georgia.

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Folders 6-8 Stone, Witmer, 1909, 1913-1931, and undated. Stone served in various positions at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia including Executive Curator, Director, and Vice President. For many years he was Editor of the AOU journal The Auk. Included is correspondence concerning the publication of Wetmore's research papers in The Auk, and various other AOU business, especially the work of the Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North American Birds.

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Folder 1 Stone, Witmer, 1932-1940. Much of the correspondence concerns the publication of Stone's Birds of Cape May.

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Folder 2 Stoner, Dayton, 1919, 1925-1928, 1934-1935, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1950, 1952

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Folder 3 Stono-Stou, general. Correspondents include Tracy I. Storer, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1922, 1925, 1927-1930, 1939, 1954, 1959, 1970; A. B. Stout, 1906, 1912, 1916, 1940, 1943, 1955.

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Folder 4 Storer, Robert Winthrop, 1949-1975. Much of the correspondence concerns Storer's work as Editor of the AOU journal The Auk.

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Folder 5 Str, general. Correspondents include Clark Perkins Streator, 1928, 1948-1949; J. Fletcher Street, 1926-1927, 1929, 1932-1933, 1936; Emerson Stringham, 1944, 1946-1948, 1950, 1952- 1953; Reuben Myron Strong, 1917-1920, 1925-1926, 1929, 1938, 1947.

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Folder 6 Streeter, Daniel Denison, 1913, 1924, 1930, 1942, 1946-1949, 1952, 1966-1967, 1972-1973, and undated

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Folder 7 Stresemann, Erwin, 1921, 1929, 1936-1941, 1945- 1952, 1957, 1962, 1965, 1972, and undated. Includes letters documenting the effect of World War II on German ornithologists.

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Folder 1 Stu-Sv, general

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Folder 2 Stuart, George H., III, 1921, 1925, 1928-1929, 1931, 1934-1936, 1939-1940, 1942, and undated

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Folder 3 Sushkin, Peter Petrovich, 1925-1928, 1939-1940, and undated. Included is biographical information on Sushkin.

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Folders 4-5 Sutton, George Miksch, 1927-1929, 1937-1976, and undated

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Folder 6 Sw, general

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Folder 7 Swales, Bradshaw Hall, 1918-1920, 1926-1928, 1930, 1935, and undated. Swales was honorary Assistant Curator, Division of Birds, USNM, 1918-1928. Consists mostly of letters exchanged between Swales and Wetmore while the latter was on field trips for the U. S. Biological Survey. Many of the letters contain news of activities at the USNM and the Washington scientific scene. Of special interest is the letter of 23 July 1918 (Wetmore to Swales) which contains information on an offer to Wetmore to become Curator of Birds and Mammals at the California Academy of Sciences. Correspondence post-dating Swales' death in 1928 is primarily with his wife.

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Folder 8 Swales, Bradshaw Hall. Baseball library, 1928-1929. Concerns Wetmore's efforts to dispose of Swale's library and memorabilia relating to baseball.

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Folder 9 Swann, Harry Kirke, 1922-1929, 1932, 1935, 1956. Mostly concerns Wetmore's work editing Swann's Monograph on the Accipitres.

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Folder 10 Swarth, Harry Schelwald, 1915, 1919, 1924-1935

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Folder 1 Sy-Sz, general

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Folder 2 Ta-Tc, general. Correspondents include Edward H. Taylor, 1944, 1952-1954, 1968, 1971.

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Folder 3 Taber, Wendell, 1954-1955, 1958-1960. Most of the correspondence concerns the completion of Arthur Cleveland Bent's Life Histories of North American Birds.

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Folder 4 Taber, William Brewster, Jr., 1926-1927, 1932

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Folder 5 Taverner, Percy A., 1920, 1922-1923, 1926-1947. A Canadian ornithologist, Taverner maintained a constant correspondence with Wetmore. The letters document nomenclatural issues, AOU business, and professional affairs in the United States and Canada.

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Folder 6 Taylor, Frank A., 1934-1943, 1946-1947. Correspondence concerning his duties as Curator, Division of Engineering, USNM.

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Folder 7 Taylor, Walter P., 1927-1936, 1940-1945. Includes a photograph of Helmut K. Buechner, 1942.

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Folder 8 Te, general

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Folder 9 Teachenor, Dix, 1917, 1921-1922, 1924-1955, 1958, 1960

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Folder 10 Terres, John K., 1946-1952, 1959-1963, 1966-1976. Includes correspondence concerning Terres' biographical sketch of Wetmore written for Audubon magazine, 1947-1948. Several of Wetmore's letters contain information on his life and career. Also included are letters concerning the preparation of Terres' Encyclopedia of North American Birds.

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Folder 11 Terry, Robert A. and Mary E., 1941, 1945, 1948, 1953-1965

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Folder 1 Th, general. Correspondents include Edward S. Thomas, 1922-1924, 1926, 1948, 1954, 1959.

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Folder 2 Thompson, Max C., 1956-1957, 1962, 1966, 1968-1972, 1974, and undated

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Folder 3 Thomson, A. Landsborough, 1930-1931, 1936, 1938-1941, 1953-1954, 1959-1965, 1972. The correspondence of 1959-1964 concerns Wetmore's contributions to the New Dictionary of Birds published by the British Ornithologists Union.

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Folder 4 Ti, general

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Folder 5 Ticehurst, Claude Buchanan, 1931-1938

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Folder 6 To, general. Correspondents include Frank S. Todd, 1967-1969, 1973 and Heloisa Alberto Torres, 1943-1944, 1948.

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Folder 7 Todd, Walter Edmund Clyde, 1912, 1921-1950, 1953-1954, 1959. The correspondence of 1929 concerns an expedition to Venezuela by Ernest G. Holt.

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Folder 8 Tordoff, Harrison B., 1950, 1952-1954, 1957, 1963

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Folder 9 Townsend, Charles Haskins, 1916-1919, 1923, 1927, 1929-1930, 1935, and undated. Mostly concerns Wetmore's work on the birds collected by the Albatross expedition to the South Seas, 1899-1900.

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Folder 10 Townsend, Charles Wendell, 1915, 1920, 1922, 1926-1931, and undated. Includes a stereopticon photograph of the Smithsonian Castle taken by T. W. Smillie, circa 1870.

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Folder 1 Tr, general. Correspondents include Harold Trapido, 1952, 1958, 1974; Milton Bernhard Trautman, 1948, 1954, 1963, 1965-1966, 1969, 1971-1973; Melvin A. Traylor, Jr., 1946, 1949, 1951, 1957, 1963-1964, 1968, 1973-1974; Edward L. Troxell, 1930-1932; Reginald Van Trump Truitt, 1933, 1936-1938, 1942-1943, 1945, 1947, 1950.

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Folder 2 True, Webster P., 1921, 1926, 1929-1946. Correspondence regarding True's duties as Editor of the Smithsonian Institution.

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Folder 3 Tu-Ty, general. Correspondents include B. W. Tucker, 1934, 1937, 1945 and W. Bryant Tyrrell, 1937, 1940, 1945-1950, 1952-1953, 1956, 1960.

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Folder 4 U, general

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Folder 5 Udagawa, Tatsuo, 1952, 1954-1956, 1960, 1963, 1967

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Folder 6 Vadilo, P. S., 1970

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Folders 7-8 Vaiden, Merritt Gordon, 1939-1940, 1943-1973. Correspondence mostly concerning Vaiden's work collecting birds in Mississippi and Wetmore's assistance in identifying the specimens.

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Folder 1 Val-Van, general. Correspondents include Victor van Straelen, 1945-1948, 1952, 1959.

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Folder 2 Van Hyning, T., 1926, 1928-1930, 1934, 1938-1946, and undated

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Folders 3-4 van Rossem, Adriaan Joseph, 1908, 1913, 1924-1949, 1953. van Rossem, an ornithologist at the California Institute of Technology, was in frequent correspondence with Wetmore. Included are letters documenting van Rossem's work on the birds of El Salvador, and the Donald R. Dickey vertebrate zoology collections.

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Folders 5-7 Van Tyne, Josselyn, 1929-1936, 1939-1959, 1968. Van Tyne, a prominent ornithologist, spent his entire career at the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. His correspondence with Wetmore concerns the AOU; zoological nomenclature; and the preparation of research publications.

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Folder 1 Var-Vau, general. Correspondents include T. Wayland Vaughan, 1926-1929, 1933-1934, 1936, 1947, 1950.

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Folder 2 Vaurie, Charles and Patricia, 1950-1951, 1956-1969, 1973

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Folder 3 Ve-Vi, general. Correspondents include Luis Felipe Vegas, 1941, 1947-1949, 1970-1971; Francisco Villagran, 1942-1944; Jack Vincent, 1964-1967, concerning the International Council for Bird Protection; A. E. Vinson, 1928, 1932, concerning George Fouche Freeman.

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Folder 4 Victory, John F., 1950, 1952-1954, 1957. The correspondence concerns Victory's work on the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.

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Folder 5 Vo-Vu, general. Correspondents include Charles Taylor Vorhies, 1928-1929, 1934-1935.

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Folder 6 Vogt, William, 1934-1936, 1940-1948, and undated

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Folder 7 von Sneidern, Kjell, 1955-1956, 1958

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Folder 8 Voous, Karel H., 1946-1947, 1950, 1953, 1955-1956, 1959, 1962, 1965-1966, 1969, 1971, 1973-1974

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Folder 9 Wac-Wal, general. Correspondents include Joseph Sanford Wade, 1928, 1935-1937, 1942, 1945, 1949 and Sidney S. Walcott, 1929, 1952, 1966, 1969.

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Folder 10 Walcott, Charles D., 1879, 1925, 1928, 1975. Includes a copy of a telegram from Clarence King to Robert P. Whitfield (26 June 1879) inquiring as to the suitability of Walcott as an assistant. Also included is a galley proof of a biographical sketch of Walcott by Ellis L. Yochelson.

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Folder 11 Walcott, Frederic C., 1923, 1929-1933, 1941-1948. Consists mostly of correspondence concerning Walcott's service as a regent of the Smithsonian Institution.

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Folder 12 Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1927, 1929-1938, 1940, and undated

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Folder 1 Wald-Way, general. Correspondents include George J. Wallace, 1953-1955 and F. Prescott Ward, 1972-1975.

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Folder 2 Walker, Egbert Hamilton, 1934-1935, 1937, 1942-1945. Correspondence concerning his work as Assistant Curator, Division of Plants, USNM.

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Folder 3 Warner, Worcester R., 1929. Correspondence concerning Warner's jade collection.

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Folder 4 Warren, Edward R., 1910, 1912, 1914-1918, 1920, 1922, 1926, 1928-1929, 1933-1937, 1939, and undated

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Folder 5 Wea-Web, general. Correspondents include Jay A. Weber, 1919, 1924, 1944, 1950, 1967-1969, concerning his bird collecting in Panama.

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Folder 6 Weber, Walter A., 1944-1945, 1955-1956, 1959-1961, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1973, and undated

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Folder 7 Webster, J. Dan, 1957, 1959-1960, 1970

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Folder 8 Wee-Weth, general

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Folder 9 Weems, Robert E., 1963-1964, 1968

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Folder 10 Weiss, Paul, 1951-1952, 1954-1955, 1957

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Folder 11 West, Philip S., 1973-1975. Mostly concerns his research on the birds of Panama.

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Folder 1 Wetm-Wh, general. Correspondents include Hugh Whistler, 1926, 1941, 1945; Alvin G. Whitney, 1929-1930, 1943-1944, 1946, 1948; Charles L. Whittle, 1929, 1932, 1934-1935.

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Folder 2 Wic-Wilk, general. Correspondents include Otto Widman, 1908-1909, 1917, 1923, 1927, 1931, and undated.

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Folder 3 Wilding, Anthony W., 1943-1948. Correspondence concerning Wilding's duties as Property Officer, Smithsonian Institution.

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Folder 4 Wilhelm, Eugene J., Jr., 1956, 1958, 1960, 1963-1964, 1966, 1968

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Folder 5 Will, general. Correspondents include Lovett E. Williams, 1966-1970; Robert White Williams, 1915-1916, 1921, 1925, 1927, 1929-1931, 1935; Edwin O'Neill Willis, 1957, 1970, 1972.

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Folder 6 Wils-Wix, general. Correspondents include Leonard W. Wing, 1932-1934, 1940-1941, 1943-1944, 1947-1949, 1958.

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Folder 7 Wilson, Lady Hester, 1945-1946, 1949, 1954, 1957, 1960, 1966, and undated

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Folder 8 Wingate, David B., 1960-1966, 1973, and undated. Mostly concerns Wingate's research on birds of the West Indies.

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Folder 9 Winterbottom, J. M., 1960-1961, 1966-1968, 1973

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Folder 10 Wirkus, Faustin E., 1932, 1935, 1940-1942, 1945, 1952. The correspondence of 1932 concerns Wirkus' work collecting iguanas for the USNM in Haiti.

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Folder 11 Witherby, H. F., 1926, 1930-1932, 1934, 1936, 1938-1942, 1944. The correspondence of 1930-1932 concerns Wetmore's field work in Spain.

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Folder 12 Wobus, Ulrich, 1961

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Folder 13 Wodzicki, Kazimierz A., 1940, 1944, 1951, 1956-1960, 1963, 1970, 1972, 1974, and undated

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Folder 1 Wol-Woo, general

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Folder 2 Wolcott, George N., 1927-1929, 1932, 1937, 1941-1944, 1948-1949, 1952. Correspondence concerning Wolcott's field research in Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Peru.

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Folder 3 Wolfe, Lloyd R., 1935, 1945, 1947, 1952, 1955-1956, 1959-1970. Mostly concerns Wolfe's research on vultures.

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Folder 4 Wolfson, Albert, 1949-1961. Much of the correspondence concerns Wolfson's activities as an officer of the AOU.

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Folders 5-7 Wood, Casey Albert, 1915-1943, and undated. A professional ophthalmologist, Wood also conducted ornithological research, especially on the eyes and eyesight of birds. The correspondence documents his ornithological research; the publication of his scientific monographs; and his world-wide travels, including trips to British Guiana, 1922, the Fiji Islands, 1923, India and Ceylon, 1925-1926, and Europe, 1930-1939.

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Folder 8 Woolfenden, Glen E., 1956, 1958, 1960-1961, 1968-1969

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Folder 9 Wor-Wy, general. Correspondents include Albert Hazen Wright, 1932, 1934-1935, 1943, 1959 and V. C. Wynne-Edwards, 1935, 1948-1949, 1953.

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Folder 1 Y, general. Correspondents include John P. Young, 1917-1921, 1926, 1928, 1933, 1941; Helen Walcott Younger, 1930, 1940-1941, 1945-1946, 1948-1949, 1953-1954, 1961, including letters containing information on Charles D. and Mary Vaux Walcott; Conrad E. Yunker, 1962-1964; 1968-1970.

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Folder 2 Z, general. Correspondents include Rainer Zangerl, 1937, 1944-1945, 1960-1962 and Angel R. Zotta, 1939, 1942-1943, 1945-1946.

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Folder 3 Zetek, James, 1928, 1936, 1946, 1948, 1953-1957, and undated. Correspondence primarily concerning the operation of the Canal Zone Biological Area.

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Folder 4 Zimmer, John T., 1928-1929, 1934, 1936-1938, 1941, 1943-1954. Includes correspondence concerning Zimmer's work as editor of The Auk.

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Folder 5 Zimmerman, Dale A., 1958-1959

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Folder 6 Zimmerman, William F., 1957-1963

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Folder 7 Zinser, Juan, 1938-1944, and undated. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's field work in Mexico, 1938.

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Folder 8 Unidentified correspondence

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Series 2

Organizational File, 1901-1977 and undated.

This series consists of correspondence, reports, minutes, financial records, publications, and related materials documenting Alexander Wetmore's extensive involvement in national and international scientific affairs.

Included are records concerning his membership in and service to domestic and foreign scientific societies, ornithological groups, conservation organizations, and social groups; his participation at national and international scientific congresses and meetings; his work on inter-governmental committees; his service as United States representative to international conservation groups; and his relations with museums, colleges and universities, government agencies, and publishers.

Also included are records concerning awards and honorary degrees received by Wetmore.

Researchers interested in Wetmore's activities in professional organizations should also consult series 1, general correspondence.

Arranged Alphabetically

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Folder 1 A, general

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Folder 2 Acacia Fraternity, University of Kansas Chapter, 1919-1920, 1922, 1929-1931, 1937, 1939-1942, 1945, 1947-1948, 1952, and undated

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Folder 3 Academia Columbiana de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales (Bogata, Colombia), 1956-1959, 1970

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Folder 4 Academia de Ciencias Fisicas, Matematicas y Naturales (Caracas, Venezuela), 1971

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Folder 5 Academy of Medicine of Washington, D. C., 1946-1952, 1961, 1965-1966, 1971-1975, and undated

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Folder 6 Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1927, 1939, 1971, 1973. Correspondents include James Abram Garfield Rehn.

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Folder 7 Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Leidy Medal, 1939-1940. Concerns Wetmore's service as a member of the committee to select the recipient of the medal. Correspondents include Elmer Drew Merrill and Charles Meigs Biddle Cadwalader.

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Folder 8 American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1917, 1921, 1925, 1927, 1932-1933, 1947-1948, 1957-1960, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1974, and undated

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Folders 9-11 American Association of Museums, 1925, 1928-1976. Correspondence, minutes, and printed materials relating to Wetmore's service as a Council Member of the AAM. Correspondents include Laurence Vail Coleman.

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Folders 1-5 American Committee for International Wild Life Protection. Correspondence, 1930-1955, 1958, 1965-1970, and undated. Correspondence documenting Wetmore's work as a member of the ACIWLP Advisory Board, Executive Committee, and Pan American Committee. Frequent correspondents include Harold Jefferson Coolidge, W. Reid Blair, Jean Theodore Delacour, and Lee S. Crandall.

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Folder 6 ________________. Correspondence concerning a proposed volume on extinct and vanishing fishes, 1945. Correspondents include George Sprague Myers and Childs Frick.

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Folders 1-2 American Committee for International Wild Life Protection. Galapagos Committee, 1933-1938, 1943. Correspondents include Robert Thomas Moore and Harold Jefferson Coolidge.

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Folders 3-5 ________________. Minutes and reports, 1930-1952.

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Folders 6-7 ________________. Publications, 1930-1940, and undated. Includes articles concerning the history and organization of the ACIWLP, and special publications of the group.

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Folder 1 American Council of Learned Societies, 1942

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Folder 2 American Geographical Society, 1954-1955, 1958-1959, 1962, 1964, 1966, and undated. Includes a biographical sketch of Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor by Wetmore.

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Folder 3 American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1950, 1952, 1960. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's service on a panel of appraisers for the AIBS Handbook of Biological Data.

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Folder 4 American Museum of Natural History, 1955-1959, 1968-1969, 1975, and undated. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's participation on a committee to select a chairman for the Department of Birds, AMNH, 1955. Correspondents include George Gaylord Simpson.

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Folder 5 _________________. Childs Frick Collection, 1948-1949, 1957-1960, 1964, 1971-1972. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's research on the collection of fossil birds. Correspondents include Childs Frick and Harold E. Anthony.

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Folder 6 American Ornithologists' Union. The Auk, 1907-1908, 1920, 1965, 1968-1969, 1971-1974.

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Folder 7 _________________. The Auk, editorship, 1936, 1942. Correspondence concerning the selection of an editor of in 1936 and 1942. Correspondents include Witmer Stone, Arthur Cleveland Bent, and James Paul Chapin.

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Folder 8 _________________. The Auk, Recent Literature Section, 1962-1974. Correspondence mostly concerning submissions by Wetmore.

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Folder 9 _________________. Brewster Award, 1937, 1958-1962, 1964, 1970, and undated. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's service on the Committee on the Brewster Memorial Award, including his tenures as Chairman in 1937 and 1962. Correspondents include Austin Loomer Rand, Joseph James Hickey, and George Hines Lowery, Jr.

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Folder 10 _________________. By-laws and rules, 1915, 1927, 1943, 1948, 1958-1959, 1971, 1974.

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Folder 11 American Ornithologists' Union. Checklist of North American Birds, fourth edition, 1925-1926. Wetmore, along with W. deWitt Miller, served as a subcommittee to draft a classification for the checklist. This material primarily consists of drafts of and notes on the proposed classification. See also under Waldron deWitt Miller, series 1, box 42, folder 4.

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Folder 1 American Ornithologists' Union. Checklist of North American Birds, fourth edition, 1925-1926.

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Folder 2 _________________. Checklist of North American Birds, fifth edition, 1947.

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Folder 3 _________________. Committee on Bird Protection, 1953.

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Folder 4 _________________. Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of North American Birds, 1919, 1924, 1926-1927, 1931, 1934, 1939, 1944, 1951, 1963, and undated. Correspondence documenting Wetmore's work as a member and chairman of the committee, 1927-1957. Much of the correspondence concerns the publication of the AOU Checklist of North American Birds.

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Folder 5 _________________. Committee on Endowment, 1939-1941, 1943, 1960-1964, 1966, 1968, 1970-1971. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's work as a member and Chairman of the Committee.

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Folder 6 _________________. Committees, general, 1961-1962.

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Folder 7 _________________. Elliott Coues Award, 1972. Consists of a letter from Richard Charles Banks notifying Wetmore that he had been selected as the first recipient of the award.

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Folder 8 _________________. Council, 1950, 1959-1960, 1965, 1970-1971, 1974-1976.

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Folder 9 _________________. Fellows and elective members, 1960, 1963, 1974.

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Folder 10 American Ornithologists' Union. General correspondence, 1925, 1927, 1962, 1966-1968. Frequent correspondents include Josselyn Van Tyne and Harold Ford Mayfield.

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Folder 1 American Ornithologists' Union. Handbook of North American Birds, 1951, 1953, 1960. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's service on the Handbook publishing committee.

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Folder 2 _________________. Historical records, 1955, 1957, 1965, 1974.

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Folder 3 _________________. Annual meeting, 1975.

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Folder 4 _________________. Annual meeting, 1976.

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Folder 5 _________________. Meetings, general, 1914-1931, 1934, 1938, 1968, 1974, and undated. Consists of programs, agendas, exhibition catalogs, and memorabilia.

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Folder 6 _________________. Membership, 1901-1902, 1908, 1912, 1919, 1947, and undated.

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Folder 7 _________________. Memorabilia, 1921, 1925-1927, 1974.

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Folder 8 _________________. Publications Committee, 1963-1965. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's participation as a member of the committee.

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Folder 9 American Pheasant Society, 1940, 1945-1947

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Folder 10 American Philosophical Society. General correspondence, 1930-1931, 1936-1939, 1944, 1953-1963, 1967-1968, 1970-1977, and undated.

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Folder 11 _________________. Committee on Publications, 1951-1953, 1971. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's review of submitted publications.

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Folder 12 _________________. Committee on Research, 1940, 1943-1944, 1946, 1949, 1952. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's review of grant applications.

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Folder 1 American Society of Mammalogists, 1919, 1925-1928, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1963, 1968. Of special interest is a letter from Wetmore to Donald F. Hoffmeister (26 August 1968) giving details of the ASM formation meetings in 1919.

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Folder 2 Anteaters Association, 1962-1967

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Folder 3 Arctic Institute of North America, 1952-1958. Correspondence mostly concerning Wetmore's service on the Grants-in-Aid Committee and the Research Committee.

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Folder 4 Atomic Energy Commission, 1949, 1953

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Folder 5 Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc., 1942-1969, 1972, and undated

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Folder 6 B, general

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Folder 7 Baird Ornithological Club, 1922, 1948

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Folder 8 Biological Society of Washington, 1930, 1942, 1953, 1959-1960, 1965, 1968, 1970-1975, and undated

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Folders 1-3 Boone and Crockett Club, 1938-1942, 1947, 1953-1976

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Folder 4 British Ornithologists' Club, 1967, 1969, 1971

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Folder 5 British Ornithologists' Union, 1930, 1938, 1956-1963

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Folder 6 British Trust for Ornithology, 1962-1963, 1966-1969, 1973

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Folder 7 John Burroughs Association, 1961

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Folder 8 C, general

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Folder 9 California Academy of Sciences, 1929-1931, 1945- 1946, 1957-1959, 1965-1974. Mostly concerns the loan of study specimens to Wetmore. Correspondents include Laurence Charles Binford.

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Folder 10 Central Intelligence Agency, 1947, 1949, 1951-1952, and undated

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Folder 1 Centre College, 1947-1949. Correspondence concerning the honorary D. Sc. degree awarded to Wetmore in 1947.

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Folders 2-3 Children's Museum of Washington, 1943-1952, 1964. Includes correspondence concerning his service on the Board of Trustees.

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Folder 4 Conference on Avifauna of Northern Latin America, 1965-1966

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Folder 5 Congresso Cientifico General Chileno, 1944

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Folders 6-7 Conservation Foundation, 1946-1952. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's work as a member of the Advisory Council. Correspondents include Henry Fairfield Osborn.

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Folder 8 Cooper Ornithological Society, 1907, 1921, 1924-1932, 1936, 1947, 1951, 1956-1975

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Folder 9 Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology, 1955-1957, 1962, 1972, 1974-1975, and undated

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Folder 1 Cosmos Club. General correspondence, 1933, 1935-1951, 1967, 1970-1974, and undated. Includes correspondence documenting Wetmore's tenure as President, 1938, as well as his service on various committees.

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Folder 2 ___________. Advisory Committee of Eleven, 1932, 1938-1940, 1944-1945, 1948-1949, and undated.

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Folder 3 ___________. Annual reports, 1937-1938, 1944.

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Folder 4 ___________. Articles concerning the Club, 1964, 1973.

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Folder 5 Cosmos Club. Awards, 1962-1969, 1973-1976. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's service on the Canvassing Committee to select recipients for awards.

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Folder 6 ___________. Board of Management, 1933, 1937-1941, 1945, 1949, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1974. Includes records documenting Wetmore's tenure as a member of the Board, 1933-1936, as well as his service as Vice President, 1937, and President, 1938.

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Folder 7 ___________. Budget Committee, 1934, 1938-1939.

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Folder 8 ___________. Building-Finance and Construction Committee, 1944, 1948.

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Folder 9 ___________. By-laws, 1938, 1973.

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Folders 10-11 ___________. Committee on Admissions, 1925-1948, and undated. Correspondence concerning the nomination of candidates for admission.

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Folder 1 Cosmos Club. Committee on Admissions, 1949-1974, and undated.

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Folder 2 ___________. Committee to Promote Membership, 1938.

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Folder 3 ___________. Employees, 1938, and undated.

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Folder 4 ___________. Finance Committee, 1939-1943, and undated. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's work as a member, and later, as chairman of the committee.

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Folder 5 ___________. Financial statements, 1938-1939, 1968.

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Folder 6 ___________. House Committee, 1933, 1937-1940, 1946, 1952, 1973-1974.

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Folder 7 ___________. Special Committee on Admissions Policies and Procedures, 1947, 1949, 1953-1954, and undated.

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Folder 8 D, general

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Folder 9 Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 1967, 1974, 1976

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Folder 1 E, general

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Folders 2-3 Eighth American Scientific Congress, 1940. General correspondence, 1939-1948. Wetmore served as Secretary-General, as well as a United States Delegate, to the Congress which was held in Washington, D. C., in May, 1940. This correspondence primarily concerns the publication and distribution of the proceedings of the Congress.

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Folder 4 _________________. Finances, 1940, 1942-1944.

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Folder 5 _________________. Invitations, 1938-1939.

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Folder 6 _________________. Local arrangement, 1939.

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Folder 7 _________________. Miscellaneous, 1939-1940.

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Folder 8 _________________. Organizing Committee, 1939-1940.

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Folder 9 _________________. Presidential address, 1940. Copy of Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech to the Congress in Spanish.

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Folder 10 _________________. Section on Agriculture and Conservation, 1939-1941.

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Folder 11 _________________. Section on Anthropological Sciences, 1939-1941. Correspondents include Herbert J. Spinden.

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Folder 12 _________________. Section on Biological Sciences, 1939-1942. Correspondents include Edwin Grant Conklin and James Abram Garfield Rehn.

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Folder 13 _________________. Section on Economics and Sociology, 1939.

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Folder 14 _________________. Section on Education, 1939.

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Folder 15 _________________. Section on Geological Sciences, 1939, 1943-1944.

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Folder 16 Eighth American Scientific Congress. Section on History and Geography, 1940.

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Folder 17 _________________. Section on International Law, Public Law, and Jurisprudence, 1939.

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Folder 18 _________________. Section on Physical and Chemical Sciences, 1939-1940.

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Folder 19 _________________. Section on Public Health and Medicine, 1939-1941, 1943.

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Folder 1 Emergency Conservation Committee, 1931-1936

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Folders 2-3 Encyclopedia Britannica, 1927-1929, 1939, 1944-1948, 1956-1963, 1967-1970. Correspondence mostly concerning the preparation of articles on ornithology by Wetmore. Correspondents include Frank Michler Chapman and Julian S. Huxley.

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Folder 4 Ends of the Earth Club, 1935, 1938-1943, 1946, 1948, 1952, 1957

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Folders 5-6 Everglades National Park Association, 1928-1937, 1942-1944, 1947. Reports, correspondence, and publications documenting the effort to have the Everglades designated a National Park. Correspondents include Ernest F. Coe.

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Box 90

Folders 1-4 Explorers Club. General correspondence, 1929, 1932, 1936-1975, and undated. Wetmore became a member of the Explorers Club in 1927, and served as its President from 1944 to 1946. He was also a member of various committees. This correspondence documents Wetmore's service to the Club and many of its activities. Frequent correspondents include Horace Marden Albright, Carlin L. Brinkley, the Chief of Clannfhearghuis, James Paul Chapin, Wendell Phillips Dodge, Serge Alexander Korff, Ward Randol, Joseph Robinson, Erich M. Schlaikjer, Daniel D. Streeter, Harry S. Talley, John Tee-Van, Lowell Thomas, Donald B. Upham, and Edward M. Weyer, Jr. Of special interest is correspondence concerning a controversy involving the Chief of Clannfhearghuis, Wetmore, and Richard O. Marsh, 1949

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Folder 5 Explorers Club. Annual dinners, 1937-1939, 1943-1944.

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Folder 6 ______________. Board of Directors, 1931-1932, 1942, 1944-1948, 1950, 1952, 1975.

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Folder 7 ______________. By-laws, 1933, 1969.

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Folder 8 ______________. Endowment fund, undated.

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Folder 1 Explorers Club. Exploration Fund Committee, 1952-1964.

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Folder 2 ______________. Explorers Holding Corporation, 1928, 1930-1932. Correspondents include Arthur Cleveland Bent.

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Folder 3 ______________. Explorers Journal, 1931, 1959, 1961-1962.

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Folder 4 ______________. Financial reports, 1961, 1972.

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Folder 5 ______________. Flag, 1943-1950, 1962-1964, 1975. Correspondence primarily concerning requests by Wetmore to carry the Explorers Club flag on field expeditions.

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Folder 6 ______________. Grolier Society, 1948-1951.

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Folder 7 ______________. Library Committee, 1929, 1935, 1943-1946.

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Folder 8 ______________. Medal, 1962, 1967, 1973-1974. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's selection as recipient of the medal in 1962.

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Folders 9-10 ______________. Membership, 1928-1957, 1960-1964, 1967, 1970-1976. Correspondence mostly concerning the nomination of new members. Correspondents include Herbert Ferlando Schwarz.

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Folder 11 ______________. News clippings and brochures, 1929, 1935, 1944, 1954, and undated.

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Folder 12 Explorers Club. Science Committee, 1942-1943, 1945, 1949, 1952-1954, 1958-1959, 1962-1964, 1973. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's work as a member and chairman of the committee.

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Folder 13 ______________. Washington Group, 1938-1946, 1950-1951, 1961, 1968, 1972, 1975, and undated. Correspondents include Herford Tynes Cowling.

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Folder 14 ______________. World Center for Exploration, 1965, 1967-1969.

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Folder 1 F, general

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Folder 2 Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology, 1959-1961. Correspondents include Cecily Niven.

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Folder 3 Florida Audubon Society, 1954, 1957-1966, 1969-1974. Correspondents include C. Russell Mason.

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Folder 4 Friends of the National Zoo, 1959, 1965-1968

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Folder 5 G, general

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Folders 6-7 Galapagos Islands Biological Laboratory, 1941-1942. Correspondence concerning the proposed establishment of a Smithsonian laboratory on the Islands. The project was canceled due to World War II. Included are several letters documenting reconnaissance trips to the Galapagos by Waldo LaSalle Schmitt.

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Folder 8 General Council on Zoological Nomenclature, 1942-1943. Correspondence concerning the establishment of an American group to replace the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature while it was not functioning during World War II. Correspondents include Wilfred Hudson Osgood.

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Folder 1 Geological Society of America, 1933, 1941-1942, 1946

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Folders 2-6 George Washington University, 1932, 1944-1950. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's selection to receive the honorary Doctor of Science degree; his service on the Board of Trustees, 1945-1962 (service from 1951 to 1962 is in box 94); his selection as the recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award, 1945; and his work on various committees.

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Folders 1-5 George Washington University, 1951-1962, 1967-1970, 1974-1976. Similar correspondence as found in box 93.

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Folder 6 Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine. General correspondence, 1944, 1947-1959. This correspondence, and records found in boxes 95 and 96, documents Wetmore's service on the Executive Committee, 1949-1973, as well as various other committees. Correspondents include Joseph F. Siler and Herbert C. Clark.

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Folders 1-3 Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine. General correspondence, 1960-1976. Correspondents include Martin D. Young.

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Folder 4 _________________. Advisory Scientific Board, 1972.

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Folder 5 _________________. Annual reports, 1929-1934, 1936-1943, 1945-1947, 1950, 1952-1958, 1960, 1964, 1966-1968.

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Folder 1 Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine. Annual reports, 1970, 1972-1973, 1975.

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Folder 2 _________________. Certificate of Incorporation and by-laws, 1954, 1964, 1969, 1973.

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Folder 3 _________________. Contracts, 1953, 1973.

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Folder 4 Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine. History/Organization, 1925, 1950, 1958, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1973, and undated.

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Folder 5 _________________. Legislation, 1928, 1948, 1953-1954, 1957-1959, 1969.

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Folder 6 _________________. Personnel, 1952-1953, 1955, 1957-1958, 1960, 1973.

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Folder 7 _________________. Regional Medical Library, 1967, 1971, 1973.

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Folder 8 _________________. Research projects, 1950, 1958-1962, 1964, 1970, 1973.

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Box 97

Folder 1 Grzimeks Tierleben, 1966-1970. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's preparation of an article on the family Dulidae for the German zoological encyclopedia.

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Folders 2-5 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, John Simon, 1925-1950, and undated. This correspondence documents Wetmore's work as a member and Chairman of the Committee of Selection for Latin American Fellowships. Correspondents include Henry Allen Moe, Henri Pittier, William Wilson Popenoe, Alexander F. Skutch, and George Sprague Myers.

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Folders 1-4 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, John Simon, 1951-1963, 1969, 1971. Correspondents include Henry Allen Moe and James F. Mathias.

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Box 99

Folder 1 H, general

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Folder 2 I, general

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Folder 3 Institute for Aleutian Research, 1949

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Folder 4 Inter-American Committee of Experts on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation. Advisory Committee to U. S. Representative, 1939-1940. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's role as United States Representative on the IACENP and his work drafting the "Inter-American Convention on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation in the Western Hemisphere."

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Folder 5 _________________. Correspondence with Harold Jefferson Coolidge, 1939-1940.

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Folder 6 _________________. First Secretary of Ecuador, 1940.

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Folder 7 _________________. Pan American Union, 1939-1946. Correspondents include J. L. Colum.

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Folders 8-9 _________________. United States Department of State, 1933, 1935-1942.

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Folder 10 _________________. Minutes and notes, 1939-1942.

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Folders 1-3 Inter-American Committee of Experts on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation. Reports, 1937-1942.

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Folder 4 Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace, 1938

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Folders 5-6 Inter-American Conference on the Conservation of Renewable Natural Resources, 1946-1949. Correspondence documenting Wetmore's service on the Organizing Committee of the conference which was held in Denver, September 1948.

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Box 101

Folders 1-2 Interdepartmental Committee on Scientific Research and Development, 1947-1952. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's work as Chairman of the Committee, 1947-1948.

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Folder 3 International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1926-1927, 1940, 1942-1944, 1946-1950, 1953, 1956-1963, 1972-1973. Correspondents include Francis Hemming.

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Folder 4 International Committee for Bird Preservation, 1943-1947, 1950. Correspondence concerning his service as Chairman of the American Section of the Committee. Correspondents include Thomas Gilbert Pearson and Jean Theodore Delacour.

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Folder 5 International Committee for Ornithological Nomenclature, 1934. Correspondents include Erwin Stresemann.

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Folder 6 Xth International Congress of Zoology, Budapest, 1927

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Folder 7 XVI International Congress of Zoology, Washington, D. C., 1963. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's duties as Treasurer.

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Folder 8 International Game Fish Association, 1944, 1949, 1952

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Folder 9 VII International Ornithological Congress, Amsterdam (1930), 1929, 1932

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Folder 10 VIII International Ornithological Congress, Oxford (1934), 1934. Correspondence concerning his work as United States delegate.

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Folder 11 IX International Ornithological Congress, Rouen, France (1938), 1937-1939. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's duties as Chairman of the American delegation. Correspondents include Jean Theodore Delacour and Thomas Gilbert Pearson.

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Folder 12 X International Ornithological Congress (post poned). This Congress was planned to be con vened in Philadelphia in 1942 with Wetmore as President. The Congress was postponed due to World War II. Correspondents include Thomas Barbour, Jean Theodore Delacour, and Ludlow Griscom.

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Folders 1-2 X International Ornithological Congress, Uppsala, Sweden (1950), 1946-1950. Correspondence documenting Wetmore's work as President of the Congress and Chairman of the United States delegation. Correspondents include Jean Theodore Delacour and Sven Horstadius.

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Folder 3 XI International Ornithological Congress, Basel, Switzerland (1954), 1953-1954

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Folder 4 XII International Ornithological Congress, Helsinki, Finland (1958), 1960

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Folder 5 XIII International Ornithological Congress, Ithaca, NY (1962), 1958-1962, 1964. Correspondents include Charles Gald Sibley.

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Folder 6 XIV International Ornithological Congress, Oxford (1966), 1965-1966

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Folder 7 XV International Ornithological Congress, Amsterdam (1970), 1967

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Folder 8 XVI International Ornithological Congress, Canberra, Australia (1974), 1971-1974

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Folder 9 International Union of Biological Sciences, 1955-1956

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Folder 10 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1938-1939

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Folder 1 J, general

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Folder 2 Thomas Jefferson Bicentenary, 1943-1944. Correspondence documenting Wetmore's membership on the National Jefferson Bicentenary Committee, representing the American Philosophical Society.

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Folder 3 Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1944, 1947. Correspondence documenting his service on the Jewish Museum Advisory Committee.

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Folder 4 Joint Committee on Latin American Studies, 1945-1947

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Folder 5 Joint Research and Development Board, 1946-1952. Correspondence primarily concerning Wetmore's activities as a member of the Committee on Geographical Exploration, 1946-1948, and the Committee on Geophysics and Geography, 1948-1952.

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Folder 6 K, general

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Folder 7 Kansas Academy of Science, 1936-1937, 1945, 1975

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Folder 8 Kansas Ornithological Society, 1949-1950, 1959-1960, 1965, 1968-1969, 1974-1975

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Folders 9-10 Kansas, University of, 1926, 1930-1931, 1935-1952, 1955, 1963-1964, 1967, 1971-1972, 1974, 1976

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Folder 11 L, general

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Box 104

Folder 1 La Jauga Hunting Club, 1960, 1969

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Folder 2 Library of Congress, 1954, 1956. Correspondence concerning the solicitation of Wetmore's personal papers in 1954.

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Folder 3 Linnaean Society of New York, 1932, 1948, 1954, 1957, 1972-1974

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Folder 4 Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, 1941-1942, 1945-1946, 1971-1972

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Folder 5 M, general

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Folder 6 Maryland Academy of Sciences, 1930-1937, 1951

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Folder 7 Maryland Ornithological Society, 1948-1951, 1954, 1956, and undated

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Folder 8 McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1958-1961, 1965, 1967-1969, 1971. Correspondence mostly concerning Wetmore's preparation of an article on fossil birds for the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

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Folder 9 Middle America Research Unit, 1961-1962. Includes correspondence of Conrad E. Yunker.

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Folder 10 Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1946-1947, 1954-1959, 1961. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's service on the Committee of the Overseers to Visit the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1947-1961.

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Folder 11 Na, general

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Box 105

Folders 1-3 National Academy of Sciences. General correspondence, 1930-1932, 1940, 1944-1952, 1954, 1957-1964, 1967-1976. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's tenure as NAS Home Secretary, 1951-1955, and his service as a member of various committees.

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Folder 4 _________________. Audubon Elephant Folios, 1946, 1962, 1968, 1970-1971, and undated.

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Folder 5 _________________. Awards, fellowships, and grants, 1928, 1933, 1935, 1945-1948, 1952, 1955, 1957-1961, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1975.

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Folder 6 _________________. Centennial, 1963.

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Folder 7 _________________. Conference on the Antarctic (September 1948), 1948-1949.

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Folder 8 _________________. Constitution and by-laws, 1959-1960, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1973, 1975-1976.

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Folder 9 _________________. Foreign Secretary, 1975.

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Folder 10 _________________. Membership records, 1946-1948, 1950, 1964, 1967-1970, 1973-1974.

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Box 106

Folder 1 National Academy of Sciences. Membership records, 1975-1976.

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Folder 2 _________________. Publications, 1952, 1971.

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Folder 3 _________________. Section of Applied Biology, 1963-1966.

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Folders 4-7 National Academy of Sciences. Section of Zoology (before 1968, known as the Section of Zoology and Anatomy), 1946, 1948-1949, 1951-1952, 1964-1975.

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Folder 8 _________________. Treasurer's report, 1975.

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Box 107

Folders 1-7 National Association of Audubon Societies, 1927, 1929-1940, and undated. Created in 1904 "for the protection of wild birds and animals," the Association's name was changed to the National Audubon Society in 1940. Much of the correspondence relates to Wetmore's work on the Board of Directors, 1929-1935. Correspondents include Thomas Gilbert Pearson, John H. Bailey, Frank Michler Chapman, and Robert Cushman Murphy. See box 108, Folders 1-2 for correspondence concerning the National Audubon Society.

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Folders 1-2 National Audubon Society, 1941-1959, 1964-1965, 1968-1970, 1973, and undated. Correspondents include T. Gilbert Pearson, John K. Terres, and John H. Baker.

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Folder 3 National Capital Canary Club, 1949

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Folder 4 National Firearms Act, 1934-1936

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Folders 5-7 National Geographic Society. Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, 1933-1969, 1972-1976, and undated. Wetmore served as a Life Trustee, 1933-1976, and as a member of the Executive Committee, 1937-1976. These records document his activities in both capacities.

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Folder 8 ________________. The Book of Birds, 1937-1938, 1957, 1959.

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Folder 9 ________________. Committee for Research and Exploration, 1947, 1950-1952, 1955, 1959-1960, 1963-1965. Correspondence, research proposals, research and annual reports, minutes of meetings, and related materials documenting Wetmore's service as Vice Chairman, Acting Chairman, and Chairman Emeritus, 1937-1978.

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Folders 1-6 National Geographic Society. Committee for Research and Exploration, 1966-1974.

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Box 110

Folder 1 National Geographic Society. Committee for Research and Exploration, 1975-1976.

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Folder 2 _________________. Committee lists, 1947, 1952, and undated.

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Folder 3 _________________. Correspondence with Leo A. Borah, 1937-1939.

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Folders 4-5 _________________. Correspondence with Franklin L. Fisher, 1925, 1931-1953.

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Folders 6-8 _________________. Correspondence with Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, 1925-1956, 1966.

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Folder 9 _________________. Correspondence with Melville Bell Grosvenor, 1935-1947, 1949, 1952-1958, 1961-1962, 1967-1968, 1970, 1974. Includes a copy of Grosvenor's remarks made at a dinner observing Wetmore's thirty-five years of service as a Trustee of the National Geographic Society, 28 June 1968.

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Box 111

Folder 1 National Geographic Society. Correspondence with J. R. Hildebrand, 1937-1938, 1941, 1943-1944, 1946-1950.

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Folder 2 _________________. Correspondence with Gerard Hubbard, 1934, 1936-1937.

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Folder 3 _________________. Correspondence with George W. Hutchinson, 1936-1938, 1940, 1942-1945.

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Folder 4 _________________. Correspondence with John Oliver LaGorce, 1933-1965.

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Folder 5 _________________. Correspondence with Thomas W. McKnew, 1939-1954, 1963, 1965.

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Folder 6 _________________. Correspondence with Frederick Simpich, 1933-1934, 1939-1940, 1942-1946, 1949.

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Folder 7 National Geographic Society. Correspondence with Frederick G. Vosburgh, 1934, 1936-1937, 1940-1941, 1948-1970.

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Folder 8 _________________. Correspondence with Helen J. Waldron, 1935-1944.

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Folder 9 _________________. Correspondence with Walter A. Weber, 1937, 1946, 1950, 1952, 1967.

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Folder 10 _________________. Miscellaneous correspondence with NGS staff, 1925, 1927-1929, 1934-1955.

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Folders 1-4 National Geographic Society. Miscellaneous correspondence with NGS staff, 1956-1976.

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Folders 5-6 _________________. Correspondence with NGS members, A-N, 1932-1933, 1936-1947. Consists mostly of Wetmore's responses to questions concerning birds.

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Box 113

Folder 1 National Geographic Society. Correspondence with NGS members, O-Y, 1936-1947, 1967.

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Folder 2 _________________. Financial and membership reports, 1933-1944.

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Folder 3 _________________. Invitations, 1926-1952, 1963-1964, 1967-1968, 1970.

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Folder 4 _________________. Miscellany, 1935, 1944, 1951, 1955, 1958, 1964-1967, 1974, and undated.

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Folder 5 _________________. Research projects - Arnhem Land Expedition, 1957, 1959-1960. Mostly concerns the publication of the report on fishes collected by the Expedition. Correspondents include Charles Pearcy Mountford. See also series 1, box 44, Folder 2 for related materials.

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Folder 6 _________________. Research projects - Atlantis cruises, 1940, 1948.

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Folder 7 National Geographic Society. Research projects - Biotelemetry research of Frank C. and John J. Craighead, 1961, 1963-1966, 1968.

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Folder 8 _________________. Research projects - Calico Mountains (CA) Excavations, 1965-1968, 1971, and undated. Reports, articles, and correspondence concerning investigations of evidence of early man in California by Louis S. B. Leakey and others.

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Folder 9 _________________. Research projects - California Condor, 1960, 1963-1964. Copies of re ports and correspondence documenting a joint project of NGS, the National Audubon Society, and the University of California to study the population and status of the bird.

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Folder 1 National Geographic Society. Research projects- Coral Reef Ecology, 1962-1963. Correspondence and related materials concerning Wetmore's participation on a NGS trip to inspect the University of Miami Marine Laboratory.

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Folder 2 _________________. Research projects - Cosmic Radiation, 1947.

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Folder 3 _________________. Research projects - Eclipse Expeditions, 1937, 1940-1941, 1944-1947, 1951. Copies of reports and correspondence documenting several NGS sponsored expeditions to study solar eclipses and auroral displays.

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Folder 4 _________________. Research projects - Everglades National Park, 1963-1964, 1966-1967.

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Folder 5 _________________. Research projects - Hippotragine Antelope Study, circa 1970.

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Folder 6 _________________. Research projects - Olduvai Gorge, 1959-1961, 1964-1965, 1967-1968, 1970. Correspondence, copies of correspondence, and reports concerning NGS supported excavations directed by Louis S. B. Leakey.

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Folder 7 National Geographic Society. Research projects - Pueblo Bonito (NM) Archaeological Excavations, 1935, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961-1963. Correspondence concerning the publication of Neil M. Judd's reports on his field research at Pueblo Bonito.

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Folder 8 _________________. Research Projects - Weherill Mesa, undated.

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Folder 9 _________________. Song and Garden Birds and Water, Prey, and Game Birds, 1960, 1962-1974. Correspondence concerning the publication of the two books edited and co-authored by Wetmore. Also included is correspondence with readers of the volumes.

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Box 115

Folder 1 National Photographic Society, 1958, 1960, 1963

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Folder 2 National Science Foundation, 1953-1954, 1957-1963, 1969, 1973, 1976. Wetmore's reviews of research proposals.

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Folder 3 National Speleological Society, 1941, 1943, 1946-1947, 1951, 1958-1962, 1967-1968, 1970-1971, 1974

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Folder 4 Natural History Society of Maryland, 1934, 1936, 1951-1952

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Folder 5 Ne-Nu, general

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Folder 6 O, general

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Folder 7 Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1941, 1945-1947. Correspondence concerning his work on the Council of Scientific Personnel.

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Folder 8 P, general

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Folder 9 Pacific Northwest Bird and Mammal Society, 1929-1930, 1936, 1944, 1951, 1954, 1960

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Folder 10 The Paleontological Society, 1947, 1953, 1960-1964, 1969, 1972, 1974, and undated

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Folders 11-12 Pan American Union, 1931, 1935-1940, 1943, 1946, 1953. Correspondents include Harold Jefferson Coolidge.

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Box 116

Folder 1 Panama Audubon Society, 1968-1975

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Folder 2 Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, Inc., 1945-1949, 1956

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Folder 3 Q, general

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Folder 4 R, general

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Folder 5 Raptor Research Foundation, 1967, 1969-1971, 1974-1975

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Folder 6 Research and Development Board, 1949-1952

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Folder 7 Ripon College, 1959-1960, 1964, 1966. Includes correspondence concerning the presentation of the honorary Doctor of Science degree to Wetmore in 1959.

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Folder 8 Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1942, 1945, 1963. Includes correspondence concerning his election as a Fellow of the museum, 1945.

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Folder 9 Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union, 1921-1940, 1967-1969, 1975

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Folder 10 S, general

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Folders 1-2 Science Service, 1927-1936, 1941-1952, 1964. Includes correspondence concerning his service on the Board of Trustees, 1946-1953.

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Folder 3 Scientific Training Council, 1945

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Folder 4 Scientific American, 1927, 1929, 1936, 1939-1940

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Folder 5 Shenandoah National Park, 1936, 1949, 1952, 1959-1970, and undated. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's field research on the birds of the park.

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Folders 6-7 Shenandoah Natural History Association, 1950-1952, 1955-1972, 1974, and undated. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's service on the Board of Directors.

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Folder 1 Sociedad de Ciencieas Naturales La Salle (Venezuela), 1955, 1959, 1971

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Folder 2 Society for the Study of Evolution, 1946-1949

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Folders 3-4 Society of the Sigma Xi, 1929-1940, 1943-1952, 1955-1957, 1959-1967, 1970, 1973-1974. Correspondence mostly concerning Wetmore's membership in the Washington, D. C. Chapter, including his service as President, 1933-1935.

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Folder 5 Society of Systematic Zoology, 1948-1949, 1951, 1953-1954, 1957-1958, 1963, 1966, 1968, and undated

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Folder 6 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 1941-1942, 1945, 1961-1962, 1964, 1970-1971, and undated

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Folder 7 South African Ornithological Society, 1952-1953, 1955, 1959-1965, 1969, 1975, and undated. Correspondents include J. M. Winterbottom.

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Folder 8 T, general

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Folders 9-10 Textile Museum, 1928-1929, 1937, 1940, 1943-1965, 1968-1976, and undated. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's work as a member of the Board of Trustees, 1928-1952.

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Folder 1 U, general

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Folder 2 United States Department of the Interior, 1937, 1941-1942, 1944-1946

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Folder 3 United States Department of State. Costa Rica-United States cooperative rubber investigations, 1941.

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Folder 4 _________________. Inter-American Cooperation, 1941-1943. Box 119 (cont'd)

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Folder 5 United States Department of State. International Conservation Policy, 1944-1945.

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Folder 6 United States War Department, 1925, 1941

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Folder 7 V, general

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Folders 8-9 Virginia Society of Ornithology, 1935, 1940, 1950-1951, 1954, 1958, 1960-1966, 1969-1973. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's service on various VSO committees. Also included is a photograph of Wetmore and Joseph James Murray in the field, 1965.

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Folder 10 W, general

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Folders 1-4 Washington Academy of Sciences, 1920, 1926-1931, 1933, 1937-1964, 1967, 1969, 1971-1976. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's tenure as President in 1927, as well as his membership on various committees.

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Folders 1-4 Washington Biologists' Field Club, 1912, 1915-1977, and undated. Consists of records documenting Wetmore's sixty-three year membership in the club, including his tenure as President, 1928-1931, and his service on various committees.

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Folder 5 Washington Canoe Club, 1952, 1957, 1963, and undated

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Folder 6 Welder Wildlife Foundation, 1961, 1972, 1974. Includes correspondence concerning the donation of part of Wetmore's library to the Foundation. Correspondents include Clarence Cottam.

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Folder 7 Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, 1963-1967. Correspondents include Ed N. Harrison.

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Folders 1-4 Wheldon & Wesley, LTD. General correspondence, 1925-1948. Includes correspondence concerning Wetmore's work editing the Monograph on the Accipitres, by Harry Kirke Swann. See also series 1, box 67, Folder 9.

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Folders 5-6 _________________. Book purchases, 1925-1952.

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Folder 1 The White House, 1926-1936, 1939, 1942, 1944-1945, 1947-1951. Correspondents include William D. Hassett.

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Folders 2-3 Wilderness Club, 1925-1931, 1935-1942

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Folder 4 Wildlife Management Institute, 1935, 1944-1952, 1961. Includes correspondence concerning his service on the Board of Advisory Trustees. Correspondents include Ira N. Gabrielson.

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Folder 5 Wilson Ornithological Society, 1916, 1921, 1925-1927, 1932, 1934, 1949-1959, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970

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Folder 6 Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, 1942-1943, 1946-1948, 1966, 1969-1976

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Folder 7 Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, 1943, 1947-1949, 1957, 1961-1962, 1964-1965, 1970, 1976

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Folder 8 Wisconsin, University of, 1946, 1948, 1951. Includes correspondence concerning the honorary D. Sc. degree awarded to Wetmore.

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Folder 9 World Book Encyclopedia, 1945-1946, 1962-1963, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975. Correspondence concerning his work writing articles on oceanic birds.

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Folder 10 Z, general

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Series 3

Smithsonian Institution and United States National Museum Files, 1924-1976 and undated.

This series provides partial documentation of Alexander Wetmore's work as administrative head of the United States National Museum (USNM), 1925-1944, and the Smithsonian Institution, 1945-1952. Also included are records created by Wetmore after his retirement in 1952 that relate to Smithsonian bureaus and offices.

Most of the records consist of routine correspondence inquiring about employment at the USNM. Of particular importance are files concerning a proposed National Museum of History, 1926-1932; records concerning the selection of Wetmore's successor as Secretary, 1951-1952; and correspondence relating to the USNM Nomenclatural Discussion Group, 1946-1949.

Arranged Alphabetically

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Folder 1 Archives, Smithsonian Institution, 1970-1971, 1975

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Folder 2 Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, 1943

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Folder 3 Associates, Smithsonian, 1965-1966, 1968, 1970-1971, and undated

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Folder 4 Cultural Cooperation Funds, 1942

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Folder 5 Employment correspondence. Anthropology, 1927-1928, 1931-1933, 1935, 1938, 1941, 1943, and undated.

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Folder 6 _________________. Art galleries, 1935, 1937, 1940.

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Folder 7 _________________. Artists and illustrators, 1928, 1932, 1935, 1940-1942, 1945, and undated.

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Folder 8 _________________. Botany, 1932, 1941-1944. Correspondents include Francis Raymond Fosberg.

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Folder 9 _________________. Clerical, 1930-1931, 1933, 1936-1938, 1944, and undated.

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Folder 10 _________________. Corals, 1934.

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Folder 11 _________________. Editorial work, 1944, and undated.

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Folder 12 _________________. Entomology, 1931, 1934, 1936, and undated.

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Folder 13 _________________. Expeditions, 1926-1944, 1947, and undated. Correspondents include George Miksch Sutton.

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Folder 14 _________________. General, 1925, 1928-1944, and undated.

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Folder 15 _________________. Geology, 1931-1932, 1934, 1938, 1940.

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Folder 16 _________________. Guards, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1938, 1941.

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Folder 17 _________________. Herpetology, 1935, 1937, 1945-1946. Included is correspondence from and a photograph of Fred Ray Cagle.

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Folder 18 _________________. Ichthyology, 1930-1932, 1935-1943, and undated. Correspondents include Walter Kenrick Fisher, Henry Bryant Bigelow, and Rolf Ling Bolin.

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Folder 19 _________________. Mammalogy, 1930-1932, 1938, 1941.

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Folder 20 _________________. Modeling, 1937, 1939, and undated.

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Folder 21 _________________. Mollusks, 1931.

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Folder 22 _________________. Ornithology, 1927-1946, and undated.

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Folder 23 _________________. Preparators, 1927, 1935, 1937, and undated.

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Folder 24 _________________. Taxidermy, 1928, 1931-1943, and undated.

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Folder 1 Exhibits, 1943, and undated

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Folder 2 Federal employee regulations, 1924, 1933, 1936, 1940-1941

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Folder 3 Freer Gallery of Art, 1924, 1926-1928, 1966, 1970-1972, 1975

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Folder 4 Miscellaneous memoranda, 1925-1949. Consists mostly of memoranda for the record.

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Folder 5 National Collection of Fine Arts Commission, 1968, 1970

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Folder 6 National Herbarium, 1926, and undated

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Folder 7 National Museum of Engineering and Industry (proposed), 1926-1930, 1932

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Folder 8 National Museum of History (proposed), 1934-1935. News clippings and articles concerning a proposal to create a separate Smithsonian museum devoted to American History.

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Folder 9 Projects for Latin American Ethnic Studies, undated

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Folder 10 Rare book consultants, 1972-1973

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Folder 11 Regents Committee on Selection of the Secretary, 1951-1952. Records concerning the selection of Wetmore's successor.

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Folder 12 Repairs, 1938-1940

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Folder 13 San Jose Project, 1945-1946

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Folder 14 Scientific supplies, 1926-1928, 1938, and undated

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Folder 15 Smithson Bicentennial Celebration, 1965

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Folder 16 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 1953, 1955-1966, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1976. Consists mostly of correspondence concerning arrangements for Wetmore's field work in Panama. Correspondents include Martin Humphrey Moynihan and Adela Gomez.

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Folder 17 Stamp collection, 1935, 1938

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Folder 18 Thefts, 1924, 1926, 1942

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Folder 19 Carlos de la Torre Collection of Mollusks, 1941, 1950-1953

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Folder 20 USNM Nomenclature Discussion Group, 1946-1949

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Series 4

Biographical and Personal Files, 1897-1979 and undated, with related materials from 1848.

This series consists of collected materials primarily documenting the personal life and family history of Alexander Wetmore. Included is correspondence with his immediate family and other relatives; genealogical information on the Wetmore and Woodworth families; biographical data on Wetmore; records documenting his education from grade school through college; papers and drawings from Wetmore's initial work on birds, including a manuscript of his first published paper "My Experience with a Young Red-Headed Woodpecker"; congratulatory correspondence; letters of introduction and recommendation written by Wetmore; records concerning invitations and awards; and a transcript of an oral history interview of Wetmore conducted by the Smithsonian Archives. Of special interest is Wetmore's "Private Zoo"--a card catalogue of species named in his honor.

Also included is a smaller amount of material concerning Wetmore's professional career which consists mostly of personnel notifications from the Bureau of Biological Survey and the Smithsonian. Of particular importance is a memorandum from Wetmore to Charles D. Walcott (13 March 1925) containing his thoughts on the future of the USNM. This memorandum was the basis for Wetmore's selection as Assistant Secretary.

Arranged Alphabetically

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Folders 1-2 Biographical data, 1914, 1926, 1929-1930, 1935-1952, 1962, 1967, 1969-1971, 1974-1975, and undated. Consists of information provided to biographical dictionaries, professional organizations, clubs, and individuals.

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Folder 3 Biological Survey, United States, 1910-1914, 1916, 1919-1922, 1924, 1938-1940, and undated. Consists mostly of official personnel notifications.

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Folder 4 Bookplate, undated

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Folder 5 College papers, 1905-1910. Consists mostly of compositions written for a rhetoric class.

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Folder 6 Congratulations and commendations. General, 1953, 1959, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1974-1975. Includes correspondence written on Wetmore's retirement as Smithsonian Secretary, 1952-1953 and letters concerning his selection as recipient of the Arthur A. Allen Medal, 1970.

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Folder 7 _________________. Acting Secretary, 1944.

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Folder 8 _________________. Secretary, 1944-1945.

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Folder 9 _________________. Ninetieth birthday, 1976-1977.

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Folder 10 Elliott Coues Award, 1972

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Folder 11 Early drawings of birds, 1898-1902, 1908

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Folder 12 Early papers on birds, 1899, 1906. Includes "My Experience with a Young Red-Headed Woodpecker," 1899; "The Usefulness of our Birds," 1899 (read before the Bird and Arbor Day celebration, North Freedom, Wisconsin, 12 May); and "In the Train of the Chicadee," 1906.

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Folder 1 Family correspondence, 1904, 1908-1913, 1919, 1922-1932, 1956, 1967-1968, 1971, and undated. Incoming and outgoing letters with aunts, uncles and cousins. Of special interest is a letter from Wetmore to Julia Crouch (30 November 1911) which contains a description of his field work in Alaska.

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Folder 2 Game Warden, 1938, 1941. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's appointment as a United States Deputy Game Warden, 5 May 1938.

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Folder 3 Genealogy, 1848-1849, 1923-1924, 1929, 1932-1942, 1945, 1948-1950, 1968, 1970-1971, 1976, and undated. Correspondence and other materials relating to the Wetmore and Woodworth families. Of special interest are two letters written by Chauncey Edward Wetmore (24 September 1848 and 18 April 1849) describing a trip to California.

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Folder 4 George Washington University, 1915-1919, 1924. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's graduate studies.

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Folder 5 Grade school and high school papers, 1901-1902, 1905. Includes "The Early Explorers in the Mississippi Valley," an essay read on graduation from grade school, North Freedom, Wisconsin, 7 June 1901.

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Folder 6 Invitations. Concerts, 1933-1942.

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Folder 7 ___________. Dedication exercises, 1926, 1929, 1938-1940, 1942, 1949, and undated.

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Folder 8 ___________. Dinners, 1926, 1928, 1935-1952.

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Folder 9 ___________. Lectures, 1911, 1928-1929, 1933-1945, and undated.

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Folder 10 ___________. Luncheons, 1936-1949.

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Folder 11 ___________. Receptions, 1935, 1940, 1944-1945, 1949, and undated.

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Folder 12 ___________. Miscellaneous, 1927, 1935-1950, and undated.

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Folder 1 Letters of introduction, 1928-1942, 1946-1950

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Folder 2 Letters of recommendation, 1927, 1931-1945, 1949-1950, and undated

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Folder 3 Miscellany, 1907, 1917, 1925-1926, 1961, 1966, 1970, and undated. Includes joking notes sent to Wetmore by his colleagues; reviews of his publications; and a bird census taken at Mt. Vernon, Virginia, in 1917.

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Folder 4 Oral history interview conducted by the Smithsonian Archives, 18 April and 8 May, 1974

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Folder 5 Passports, 1953-1959

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Folder 6 "Private Zoo." Card catalogue of species named in Wetmore's honor.

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Folder 7 Reprints of articles describing species named for Wetmore, 1916, 1918-1919, 1924

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Folder 8 "Rules of J. R.'s," circa 1897. Rules and regulations of Wetmore's boyhood club.

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Folder 9 Security clearance, 1947, 1949, 1951

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Folder 10 Smithsonian Institution, 1914-1917, 1920-1921, 1924-1932, 1940-1947, 1950-1953, 1959, 1962-1963, 1966-1969, 1972. Consists primarily of personnel notifications and acknowledgments of specimens collected for the USNM. Of special interest is a memorandum from Wetmore to Charles D. Walcott (13 March 1925) which contains his thoughts on the future of the USNM.

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Folder 11 University of Kansas, 1911. Includes Wetmore's academic transcript.

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Folder 12 Wetmore, Beatrice Thielen, 1978-1979. Letters of condolence written to Wetmore's widow upon his death.

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Folder 13 Wetmore, Fay Holloway, 1924, 1926, and undated

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Folder 14 Wetmore, Margaret Fenwick Harlan, 1920-1921, 1924-1925, 1927, 1930-1931, and undated

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Folder 15 Wetmore, Nelson Franklin and Emma Amelia, 1907-1912, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1935. Incoming and outgoing correspondence with Wetmore's parents. Of special interest are letters detailing his field work in Arizona, 1907; Wyoming, 1910; Alaska, 1911; and Porto Rico, 1912. Also included are letters documenting his work as an Assistant at the Colorado Museum of Natural History, 1909.

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Folder 16 Wetmore, William G., 1922-1923, 1953, 1959-1960, 1962, 1965, and undated. Incoming and outgoing correspondence with Wetmore's brother.

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Folder 17 Will, 1969-1973. Correspondence concerning revisions in Wetmore's will.

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Series 5

Expense Accounts, 1929-1974.

This series consists of itemized accounts for expenses incurred by Alexander Wetmore in connection with field work, attendance at scientific meetings, and other official travel for the Smithsonian Institution.

Arranged Chronologically

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Folder 1 Expense accounts, 1929, 1937-1938, 1940-1945

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Folder 2 Expense accounts, 1946-1958

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Folder 3 Expense accounts, 1959-1965

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Folder 4 Expense accounts, 1966-1974

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Series 6

Permits, 1902-1977, and undated.

This series consists of various permits used during field investigations of Alexander Wetmore. Included are scientific collecting permits; entry permits; camping permits; hunting licences; driver's licences; application forms; collecting and hunting regulations; annual reports of collections made by Wetmore and by official collecting parties of the Smithsonian Institution; recommendations for permits; and related correspondence.

Arranged Alphabetically by State, Country, or Type

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Folder 5 Alaska, 1911

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Folder 6 Arizona, 1919

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Folder 7 Arkansas, 1917

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Folder 8 California, 1906, 1914, 1929-1932, 1934, 1937-1941, 1948

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Folder 9 Colorado, 1909

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Folder 10 District of Columbia, 1924-1925, 1938, 1941

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Folder 11 Federal, 1918-1928, 1932-1951, 1955-1977

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Folder 12 Florida, 1924, 1927-1929, 1933-1934, 1938, 1975

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Folder 13 Idaho, 1915

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Folder 14 Kansas, 1907, 1911-1912, 1916

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Folder 15 Kentucky, 1938

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Folders 1-2 Maryland, 1913, 1918-1974

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Folder 3 Massachusetts, 1929, 1937

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Folder 4 Mexico, undated

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Folder 5 Michigan, 1951-1952

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Folder 6 Montana, 1915

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Folder 7 North Carolina, 1929, 1933-1942

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Folder 8 Oregon, 1918

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Folder 9 Pennsylvania, 1931-1938

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Folder 10 South Carolina, 1940

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Folder 11 Tennessee, 1937

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Folder 12 Texas, 1938

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Folder 13 Utah, 1914

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Folders 14-15 Virginia, 1921-1973

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Folder 16 Virginia. Shenandoah National Park, 1936, 1942-1943, 1946-1947, 1954, 1961, 1963-1964, and undated.

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Folder 17 West Virginia, 1935-1941, 1946-1947

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Folder 18 Wisconsin, 1902-1903, 1906, 1922

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Folder 19 Wyoming, 1910

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Series 7

Field Notes, Catalogues, Laboratory Notes, and Related Records, circa 1894-1936, and undated.

This series consists primarily of materials documenting Alexander Wetmore's field work, collecting activity, and ornithological observations prior to his entry into federal service in 1910. Included are his initial recorded ornithological observations made in Florida in 1894 at the age of eight; voluminous field notes, migration records, and bird lists made during investigations around his boyhood home in North Freedom, Wisconsin; similar materials compiled during his college career at Lawrence, Kansas, and on trips to the western United States, New York, and Canada; catalogues of his ornithological and natural history collections; and laboratory and lecture notes from college courses.

Also included are brief field notes made during trips around Washington, D.C., and vicinity, 1913, and in the Shenandoah Mountains, 1935-1936.

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Folder 1 Field notes. Florida, 1894-1895. His first recorded natural history observations taken at the age of eight.

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Folder 2 Field notes. Partial list of birds seen in Wisconsin, 1898.

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Folders 3-10 Field notes. January 1898 - April 1902. Bird observations made in and around North Freedom, Wisconsin. Notes of June 1901 were kept on a trip to Minnesota.

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Folders 1-8 Field notes, May 1902 - December 1904. Mostly bird observations made in and around North Freedom, Wisconsin. Notes for November 27 - December 1, 1904 were taken at Independence, Kansas.

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Folders 1-5 Field notes, December 1904 - January 1907. Mostly bird observations and collecting data taken at Independence and Lawrence, Kansas. Also includes notes taken at Minco, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), May 1905; and Stockton, California, October 1906 - January 1907.

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Folders 1-4 Field notes, January 1907 - February 1910. Bird observations and collection data recorded at Stockton, California, January - February, 1907; Arizona Territory, February - July 1907; Lawrence, Kansas, July 1907 - May 1908; Canandaigna Lake, New York, July - August 1908; Rockport, Canada, August 1908; and Colorado, April 1909 - February 1910.

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Folder 1 Field notes, October 1911. Probably taken at Lawrence, Kansas.

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Folder 2 Field notes, February - August 1913. Bird observations made on trips in Washington, D. C., Maryland, and Virginia.

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Folder 3 Field notes, 1935-1936. Brief notes recorded on several trips to the Shenandoah Mountains, Virginia.

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Folder 4 Field notes, undated. Probably taken at North Freedom, Wisconsin, circa 1898-1904.

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Folder 5 Catalog of Bird Skeletons, circa 1910-1913

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Folder 6 Catalog of Egg Collection, circa 1899-1901

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Folder 7 Catalog of Stomachs, August 1918 - September 1922, volume III, no. 4295 - no. 4854

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Folder 8 Catalog of Plants, January 1919 - April 1921, no. 575 - no. 915

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Folder 9 Laboratory notes, entomology, 1905-1906.

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Folder 1 Laboratory notes, entomology, 1906

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Folder 2 Laboratory notes, chordate morphology, 1910

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Folder 3 Migration records, spring, 1900

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Folder 4 Migration records, spring, 1901

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Folder 5 Migration records, fall, 1901

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Folder 6 Migration records, spring, 1902

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Folder 7 Migration records, fall, 1902

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Folder 8 Migration records, spring, 1903

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Folder 9 Migration records, fall, 1903

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Folder 10 Migration records, spring, 1904

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Folder 11 Migration records, fall, 1904

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Folder 12 Migration records, spring, 1908

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Folder 13 Migration records, undated

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Folder 14 Monthly bird list, July 1900

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Folder 15 Monthly bird lists, June 1902 - February 1903

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Folder 16 Monthly bird lists, June 1902 - January 1905

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Folder 17 Monthly bird lists, February 1904 - January 1905

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Folder 18 Miscellaneous notes, circa 1903-1904. Includes botany notes, and various notes and lists relating to Wetmore's bird collection.

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Folder 19 Miscellaneous notes, circa 1904-1907. Includes data for Christmas bird censuses, and a synopsis of collections made in Kansas, California, and Arizona.

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Folder 20 Miscellaneous notes, circa 1909-1910. Includes a list of birds mounted for the University of Kansas; a mammal catalog; and lecture notes on anthropology and geology.

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Folder 21 Miscellaneous notes, circa 1909, 1915, and undated. Includes bird lists for Minco, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and Independence, Kansas, and lecture notes on economics.

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Folder 22 Miscellaneous notes, undated. Partial synopsis of bird records, Sauk County, Wisconsin.

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Series 8

Field Work and Official Travel Files, 1910-1974.

This series provides comprehensive documentation of Alexander Wetmore's extensive field work and travel during his service in the federal government. Included are records documenting field trips undertaken for the Bureau of Biological Survey and the Smithsonian Institution; his attendance at scientific conferences and professional meetings, especially of the American Ornithologists' Union and the International Ornithological Congress; inspection trips for the National Geographic Society; and study trips to foreign and domestic museums.

The records include correspondence, field notes, field diaries, expense records, reports, itineraries, photographs and photographic data, newsclippings, reference materials, maps, publications, and memorabilia.

Records concerning Wetmore's Panama field work are found in series 9. Researchers interested in his field work and other travel should also consult series 1, general correspondence, and series 13, photographic materials.

Arranged Chronologically

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Folder 1 Wyoming, 1910. To gather data on economic status and geographical distribution of birds and mammals. Included is an expense book, a post card from Merritt Cary, 5 June 1910, and a map.

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Folder 2 Alaska, 1911. With Arthur Cleveland Bent to gather data on the economic status and geographic distribution of birds and mammals. Included is correspondence, an expense book, maps, reports on the investigations, and photographs.

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Folder 3 Porto Rico, 1911-1912. To investigate the economic status of birds and mammals in cooperation with the Porto Rico Department of Agriculture. Correspondence.

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Folder 4 _________________. Field diaries, 13 December 1911 - 15 September 1912. Four volumes.

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Folder 5 _________________. Expense books and addresses.

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Folder 6 Utah and California, 1914. To investigate the nature and origin of duck disease and feeding habits of waterfowl. Includes correspondence, 1914-1915, and expense books.

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Folder 7 _________________. Field diaries, 15 July - 10 December, 1914. Two volumes.

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Folder 8 Utah and Montana, 1914-1915. To continue investigations into the nature and origin of duck mortality. Correspondence, expense books, receipts, and bank statements.

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Folder 1 Utah and Montana, 1914-1915. Field diaries, 8 July 1914 - 24 October 1915. Two volumes.

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Folder 2 Utah, 1916. To continue investigations in relation to disease and mortality among wild ducks. Correspondence and receipts.

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Folder 3 __________. Expense books and bank statements.

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Folder 4 __________. Field diaries, 8 May - 26 October 1916.

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Folder 5 Utah and Montana, 1914-1916. Maps and blue prints.

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Folder 6 North Carolina, 1917. To investigate damage to farm crops by birds and devise methods of control. Includes a field diary, 4-10 June 1917, correspondence, an expense book, and a report on the investigation.

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Folder 7 Arkansas and Texas, 1917-1918. To investigate damage done by birds to rice crops. Includes a field diary, 12 December 1917 - 6 January 1918, correspondence, and a report on the investigation.

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Folder 8 Western United States, 1918. To obtain information on breeding waterfowl and the economic value of bats. Field diaries, 18 May - 26 September 1918.

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Folders 1-2 Western United States, 1918. Correspondence, field reports, and reference materials.

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Folder 3 _________________. Expense books.

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Folder 4 Florida, 1919. To obtain information on the feeding habits of pelicans; lead poisoning of swans and other species of birds; and reported damage to sugar cane crops by rodents. Includes a field diary, 16 January - 4 March 1919, correspondence, reports, expense book, and reference materials.

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Folder 5 Arizona, 1919. To investigate the economic status of the thick-billed parrot, doves, and other birds. Includes a field diary, 20 May - 24 July 1919, correspondence, reports, expense books, and reference materials.

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Folder 6 Maryland and Virginia, 1920. To conduct a waterfowl census of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Includes correspondence and expense books.

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Folder 7 South America, 1920-1921. To investigate the distribution of life zones of North American migrant birds in southern South America. On this trip, Wetmore was designated a temporary disbursing agent for the Department of Treasury. Includes correspondence concerning his work for the Department of Treasury and other fiscal matters, receipts, bank statements, canceled checks, and expense books.

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Folders 1-2 South America, 1920-1921. Includes correspondence (in English and Spanish), photographic data, newsclippings, memorabilia, and reference materials. Of special interest is a letter from Edward William Nelson (22 November 1920) concerning an offer to Wetmore to join the Third Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History.

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Folder 3 _________________. Field diaries, dates uncertain.

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Folder 4 _________________. Reports, photographs, and miscellaneous notes.

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Folder 5 _________________. Timetables.

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Folder 6 _________________. Maps and star charts. Includes map of Wetmore's collecting localities.

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Folder 7 _________________. Newsclippings.

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Folder 1 Georgia, 1921. To testify for government prosecution of violators of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Includes correspondence, diary, expense books, court rulings, and reference materials.

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Folder 2 South Carolina, 1922. To investigate the possible use of Buzzard Island as a federal bird reservation. Includes field notes, 18-19 July 1922, correspondence, reports, maps, and an expense book.

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Folder 3 Minnesota and North Dakota, 1922. To investigate the possibility of creating a game refuge on Island Lake, Minnesota, and collect specimens of Canada Geese and obtain information on their distribution and occurrence in North Dakota. Includes field notes, circa 25 August - 25 September 1922, correspondence, reports, and an expense book.

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Folder 4 Pennsylvania, 1922. To investigate the condition of quail introduced from northeastern Mexico. Includes field notes, 31 October - 4 November 1922, reports, correspondence, reference materials, and an expense book.

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Folder 5 Maryland, 1922. To investigate the condition of quail introduced from northeastern Mexico. Includes field notes, 12-17 November 1922, reports, correspondence, and an expense book.

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Folders 6-7 Hawaii, 1923 (Tanager Expedition). To examine and secure information on the islands in the Hawaii bird reservation. Correspondence, 1923- 1925, 1931, 1937, and undated. Includes itineraries, personnel rosters, bird data, reports, and related materials.

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Folder 8 _________________. Fiscal records, including correspondence, bank statements, canceled checks, expense books, receipts, and vouchers.

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Folder 1 Hawaii, 1923 (Tanager Expedition). Maps.

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Folder 2 _________________. Memorabilia.

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Folder 3 _________________. Photographs and photographic data. Includes photographs taken by Wetmore and other expedition members.

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Folder 4 _________________. Field notes, circa 10 April- 20 August 1923.

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Folder 5 _________________. Journal, 10 March - 21 August. Typescript copy.

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Folder 6 _________________. Article, "Lava Rock and Coral Sand." Published in part in the National Geographic magazine.

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Folder 7 _________________. Journal of Donald Ryder Dickey, 24 March - 28 April 1923. Typescript copy.

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Folders 8-9 _________________. Reference materials.

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Folder 10 _________________. Newsclippings.

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Box 143

Folder 1 Massachusetts, 1923. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Cambridge. Includes correspondence and a report.

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Folder 2 Pennsylvania, 1924. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Pittsburgh. Includes correspondence and a report.

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Folder 3 Haiti and Dominican Republic, 1927. To make natural history collections for the USNM. Includes field notes, circa 23 March - 3 June 1927, correspondence, expense records, and reference materials.

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Folder 4 Western United States, 1928. To examine bird collections in western museums. Consists of a letter of instruction from Charles G. Abbot, 10 April 1928.

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Folder 5 Europe, 1930. To collect specimens of birds for the USNM in Spain, and attend the VII International Ornithological Congress in Amsterdam. Correspondence, itineraries, and expense records.

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Folder 6 ____________. Field notes, circa 3 May - 21 June, 1930, passport, collected business cards, memorabilia, and maps.

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Folder 7 ____________. Photographs of Spain.

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Folder 8 Haiti, 1931. To collect natural history specimens for the USNM. Accompanied by Frederick C. Lincoln. Field notes, circa 12 March - 1 June, 1931; correspondence with John Enos Graf, Charles Wallace Richmond, and others; expense records; and reference materials.

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Folder 9 Western United States, 1932. To conduct field research and collect natural history specimens, particularly in Arizona. Correspondence with John Enos Graf and others; notes; expense records; and memorabilia.

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Folder 1 England, 1934. To attend VIII International Ornithological Congress at Oxford. Correspondence, field and travel notes, expense records, programs, and memorabilia.

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Folder 2 _____________. Tourist guides, timetables, and maps.

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Folder 3 Guatemala, 1936. To conduct ornithological investigations and collect specimens for the USNM. Correspondence, 1936-1937. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, William Wilson Popenoe, and Thomas Barbour.

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Folder 4 _______________. Travel notes, expense records, photographs, reference materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 5 _______________. Maps and city plans.

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Folder 6 Virginia, 1937. To collect bird specimens on Mount Rogers for the USNM. Accompanied by Joseph James Murray. Correspondence, especially with Murray; expense records; and a report on the winter wren in Virginia.

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Folder 7 Venezuela, 1937. To collect bird specimens for the USNM. Correspondence with John Enos Graf, Charles G. Abbot, William Wilson Popenoe, and others; expense records; travel notes; memorabilia; and photographs of Wetmore, Popenoe, Henri Pittier, and Ventura Barnes, Jr.

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Folder 8 France, 1938. To attend IX International Ornithological Congress and meeting of the International Committee for Bird Preservation in Rouen. Correspondence, programs, travel and field notes, expense records, maps, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Jean Theodore Delacour.

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Folder 1 Mexico, 1939. To collect bird specimens for the USNM. Correspondence, expense records, permits, film notes, memorabilia, and reference materials. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, and Matthew Williams Stirling. Of special interest is correspondence with Stirling concerning his anthropological field work at Tres Zapotes, Veracruz.

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Folder 2 Costa Rica, 1940. To collect bird specimens for the USNM, and examine the biological laboratory on Barro Colorado Island and an archaeological site in Guatemala. Correspondence, expense records, field notes, photographs and photographic records, and reference materials. Correspondents include Charles G. Abbot, John Enos Graf, Frank M. Setzler, and Louise M. Pearson.

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Folder 3 _________________. Maps, tourist guides, and timetables.

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Folder 4 Colombia, 1941. To collect bird specimens for the USNM. Accompanied by Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr. Correspondence, film notes, reference materials, and a field report. Correspondents include Carriker, Ventura Barnes, Jr., Armando Dugand, F. Carlos Lehmann V., William H. Phelps, William Wilson Popenoe, and James Zetek.

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Folder 5 _____________. Expense records.

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Folder 6 California, 1948. To attend the executive committee meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Correspondence, itinerary, memorabilia, and a photograph.

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Folder 7 Nebraska, 1948. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union at Omaha. Correspondence and itinerary. Correspondents include Olin Sewell Pettingill, Jr., and Frederick C. Lincoln.

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Folder 8 Sweden, 1950. To attend the X International Ornithological Congress at Uppsala. Correspondence, travel and film notes, expense records, maps, and memorabilia.

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Folder 9 Michigan, 1951. To observe the Kirtland Warbler. Correspondence, travel notes, and a map. Correspondents include Josselyn Van Tyne.

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Folder 1 California, 1952. To attend the executive committee meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Correspondence, expense records, and reference materials.

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Folder 2 Venezuela, 1952. To attend the Third General Assembly of the International Union for the Protection of Nature held in Caracas. Correspondence, programs, list of participants, speeches, and reports. Correspondents include James H. Kempton and William H. Phelps, Jr.

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Folder 3 _______________. Expense records, travel and film notes, photographs, and memorabilia.

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Folder 4 _______________. Newsclippings.

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Folder 5 California, 1953. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Los Angeles. Correspondence, expense records, programs, and memorabilia.

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Folder 6 Venezuela, 1954. To take part in a ornithological expedition sponsored by William H. Phelps. Correspondence, travel notes, expense records, itineraries, provisions lists, maps, reports, and reference materials. Correspondents include James H. Kempton, William H. Phelps, Jr., and Helena M. Weiss.

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Folder 7 _______________. Newsclippings.

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Folder 8 Europe, 1954. To attend the XI International Ornithological Congress in Basel, Switzerland, and conduct research in Vienna and London. Correspondence, expense records, programs, and newsclippings.

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Folder 9 ____________. Travel and film notes, memorabilia, and maps.

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Folder 10 Wisconsin, 1954. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Madison. Correspondence, expense records, travel notes, programs, abstracts of papers, and memorabilia.

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Folder 1 Massachusetts, 1955. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Boston. Correspondence, expense records, reports, and meeting records.

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Folder 2 Nebraska and South Dakota, 1955. To attend Twentieth Anniversary Observance of the World Record Stratosphere Flight as a representative of the National Geographic Society. Correspondence, itineraries, newsclippings, and memorabilia.

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Folder 3 Colorado, 1956. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Denver and Boulder. Correspondence, expense records, travel notes, and meeting records.

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Folder 4 Illinois, 1957. To address the Centennial Meeting of the Chicago Academy of Sciences. Correspondence, expense records, reference materials, and his speech, "The Standing of the Natural Sciences in the Atomic Age."

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Folder 5 Africa, 1957. To attend the Pan-Africa Ornithological Congress in Livingstone, Rhodesia. Correspondence, expense records, itineraries, meeting records, and a group photograph of the Congress.

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Folder 6 ____________. Maps and memorabilia.

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Folder 7 New Jersey, 1957. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Cape May. Correspondence, expense records, travel notes, meeting materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 8 Finland and England, 1958. To attend the XII International Ornithological Congress in Helsinki and the XV International Congress of Zoology in London. Correspondence, travel notes, meeting materials, maps, and memorabilia.

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Folder 1 New York, 1958. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in New York City. Programs and memorabilia.

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Folder 2 Jamaica, 1959. Official travel for the National Geographic Society. Itinerary, travel and film notes, receipts, and memorabilia.

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Folder 3 Saskatchewan, 1959. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Regina and visit in North Freedom, Wisconsin, on return. Correspondence, expense records, film notes, itineraries, meeting materials, reports, and memorabilia.

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Folder 4 Michigan, 1960. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Ann Arbor. Correspondence, receipts, reports, meeting materials, newsclippings, and memorabilia.

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Folder 5 Virginia, 1961. To attend the Virginia Society of Ornithology meeting in Abingdon. Program, receipts, map, and memorabilia.

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Folder 6 Colorado, 1961. To inspect the National Geographic Society's Wetherill Mesa Archaeological Project, Mesa Verde National Park. Correspondence, itinerary, program, and memorabilia.

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Folder 7 Utah, 1962. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Salt Lake City. Correspondence, reports, meeting materials, receipts, and memorabilia.

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Folder 8 Florida, 1963. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Gainesville. Correspondence, expense records, meeting materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 9 Colorado, 1964. To inspect the National Geographic Society's Wetherill Mesa Archaeological Project, Mesa Verde National Park. Correspondence, agendas, and memorabilia.

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Folder 10 Kansas, 1964. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Lawrence. Correspondence, reports, receipts, meeting materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 1 England, 1964. To study the bird collections at the British Museum (Natural History). Correspondence, travel notes, receipts, and memorabilia.

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Folder 2 East Africa and Monaco, 1965. To participate in an inspection tour of projects supported by the National Geographic Society, including projects conducted by Louis S. B. Leakey and Jacques Cousteau. Correspondence, reports, itineraries, travel notes, expense records, agendas, newsclippings, and photographs.

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Folder 3 ________________________. Maps and memorabilia.

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Folder 4 Ohio, 1965. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Columbus. Correspondence, meeting materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 5 Illinois, 1966. To attend a meeting of the National Geographic Society's Board of Trustees in Chicago and study the bird collections at the Chicago Natural History Museum. Correspondence, itinerary, and memorabilia.

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Folder 6 England, 1966. To attend the XIV International Ornithological Congress at Oxford and study birds at the British Museum (Natural History). Correspondence and meeting materials.

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Folder 7 _____________. Travel notes, maps, and memorabilia.

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Folder 8 Minnesota, 1966. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Duluth. Correspondence, meeting materials, and memorabilia. Of special interest is a copy of pileated woodpecker observations by Fred Kent Truslow.

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Folder 1 Florida, 1967. To review National Geographic Society research projects at the Institute of Marine Science, University of Miami. Correspondence, itinerary, and memorabilia.

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Folder 2 California, 1967. To inspect the National Geographic Society - San Bernadino County Museum sponsored archaeological excavation at Calico Hill led by Louis S. B. Leakey. Correspondence, itinerary, reports, and memorabilia.

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Folder 3 Virginia, 1967. To attend the meeting of the Virginia Ornithological Society in Richmond. Correspondence, meeting materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 4 Ontario, 1967. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Toronto. Correspondence, meeting materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 5 Connecticut, 1967. To attend the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting in New Haven. Correspondence, meeting materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 6 Virginia, 1968. To attend the Virginia Society of Ornithology meeting in Charlottesville. Correspondence and meeting materials.

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Folder 7 Alaska, 1968. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Fairbanks. Correspondence, expense records, itinerary, meeting materials, and a newsclipping which includes a photograph of Wetmore celebrating his eighty-second birthday.

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Folder 8 Netherlands Antilles, 1969. To study bird populations on the island of Bonaire. Correspondence, reports, newsclippings, permits, travel notes, expense records, memorabilia, and photographs and photographic records.

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Folder 9 Virginia, 1969. To attend the joint meeting of the Virginia Society of Ornithology and the Wilson Ornithological Society in Williamsburg. Correspondence, meeting materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 1 Turkey, Cyprus, and England, 1969. To review archaeological research projects sponsored by the National Geographic Society in Turkey and Cyprus and to study the bird collections at the British Museum (Natural History). Correspondence, itineraries, reports, travel notes, and memorabilia.

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Folder 2 _________________. Reference materials and maps.

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Folder 3 Arkansas, 1969. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Fayetteville. Correspondence, meeting materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 4 Pennsylvania, 1970. To attend a dinner honoring Leonard Carmichael as recipient of the Henry Grier Bryant Gold Medal of the Geological Society of Philadelphia. Correspondence, expense records, and memorabilia.

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Folder 5 Illinois, 1970. To attend a meeting of the National Geographic Society's Board of Trustees and to study the bird collections at the Field Museum of Natural History. Correspondence, receipts, and meeting materials.

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Folder 6 Netherlands and England, 1970. To attend the XV International Ornithological Congress at the Hague and study the bird collections at the British Museum (Natural History). Correspondence; meeting materials; notes on birds studied; expense records; travel records; photographs of Wetmore, Guy Mountfort, A. Landsborough Thompson, and Erwin Stresseman; and memorabilia.

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Folder 7 _________________. Abstracts of papers given at XV International Ornithological Congress.

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Folder 1 New York, 1970. To visit the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, with the Board of Trustees of the National Geographic Society. Correspondence, itineraries, and reference materials.

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Folder 2 New York, 1970. To accept the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology Arthur A. Allen Award in Ithaca. Correspondence, biographical notes, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Ernst Mayr and Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr.

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Folder 3 Virginia, 1971. To attend the Virginia Society of Ornithology meeting in Staunton. Correspondence, meeting materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 4 Washington, 1971. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Seattle. Correspondence and meeting materials.

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Folder 5 Virginia, 1972. To attend the Virginia Society of Ornithology meeting in Fredericksburg. Correspondence, meeting materials, and a handwritten draft of his paper, "Ancient Records from the Coastal Area."

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Folder 6 North Dakota, 1972. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Grand Forks. Correspondence, travel notes, expense records, meeting materials, and memorabilia.

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Folder 7 _________________. Abstracts of papers given at the 1972 AOU meeting.

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Folder 8 Massachusetts, 1973. To attend the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union in Provincetown and study the bird collections at the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Correspondence, itineraries, and meeting materials.

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Folder 9 _________________. Memorabilia.

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Folder 10 Virginia, 1974. To attend the Virginia Society of Ornithology meeting in Virginia Beach. Correspondence, checklist of birds, receipts, and meeting materials.

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Series 9

Panama Field Work Files, 1944-1966.

This series contains records documenting Alexander Wetmore's field work in Panama in 1944 and from 1946 to 1966. Wetmore made a detailed and exhaustive survey of Panama's birds, covering the entire isthmus with his explorations. The culmination of this extensive work was the publication of The Birds of the Republic of Panama.

The records include correspondence, field reports, itineraries, photographs and photographic data, expense records, permits, notes, newsclippings, reference materials, and memorabilia. The correspondence, which is mostly with Smithsonian officials and staff, not only documents Wetmore's work, but also provides useful information on day-to-day activities at the Institution during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Letters written by John Enos Graf are of particular importance.

Researchers should also see series 13 for photographs relating to Wetmore's field explorations in Panama.

Arranged Chronologically

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Folder 1 Panama, 1944. To inspect the experimental work of the Chemical Warfare Service, United States Army, on San Jose Island and make natural history collections for the USNM. Assisted by Joseph P. E. Morrison. Correspondence, expense records, permits, and vaccination certificates. Correspondents include Morrison, John Enos Graf, Harry W. Dorsey, Louise M. Pearson, and Frank M. Setzler.

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Folder 2 ____________. Reference materials, addresses of contacts, passport photographs, newsclippings, and memorabilia.

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Folder 3 Panama, 1946. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, inspect the San Jose Project of 1944, and collect bird specimens in Darien. Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Correspondence, photographs and photographic notes, expense records, travel notes, reference materials, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf and Louise M. Pearson.

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Folder 4 Panama, 1947. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, inspect the San Jose Project of 1944, and collect bird specimens in Darien. Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Correspondence, expense records, travel notes, newsclippings, and film notes. Correspondents include John Enos Graf. Of special interest is a letter from Wetmore to H. R. Harmon (12 June 1947) which contains a report on the expedition.

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Folder 5 Panama, 1948. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and to collect bird specimens in Herrera and Los Santos. Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Correspondence, newsclippings, expense records, film notes, travel notes, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, and James Zetek. Of special interest is a letter from Wetmore to Willis H. Hale (6 May 1948) which contains a report on the expedition.

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Folder 6 Panama, 1949. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and to collect bird specimens in Chepo and other parts of Panama. Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Correspondence, reference materials, expense records, travel notes, and film notes. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, James Zetek, Ratibor Hartmann, Matthew Williams and Marion Illg Stirling, and Karl P. Curtis. Of special interest is correspondence with the Stirlings concerning their archaeological field work in Panama, and a letter from Wetmore to Willis H. Hale (8 June 1949) which contains a report on the expedition.

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Folder 7 Panama, 1950. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and to collect bird specimens in Chiman and along Rio Maje in Darien. Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Correspondence, reference materials, expense records, travel notes, film notes, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, Herbert C. Clark, Karl P. Curtis, Charles Lewis Gazin, and Ratibor Hartmann.

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Folder 1 Panama, 1951. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and to collect bird specimens in Cerro Campana and other points in Panama. Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Correspondence, permits, newsclippings, expense records, travel notes, itinerary, film notes, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Ratibor Hartmann, John L. Keddy, Louise M. Pearson, Matthew Williams and Marion Illg Stirling, and James Zetek. Of special interest is correspondence from the Stirlings documenting archaeological field work in Panama.

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Folder 2 Panama, 1952. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and collect bird specimens along the Rio Indio and on Taboga Island. Correspondence, expense records, newsclippings, reference materials, travel notes, film notes, itinerary, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, Eugene Eisenmann, Matthew Williams and Marion Illg Stirling, and James Zetek.

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Folder 3 Panama, 1953. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and the Museo Nacional and collect bird specimens in Sona, Veraguas. Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Correspondence, permits, photographs and photographic notes, expense records, itinerary, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, Matthew Williams and Marion Illg Stirling, Margaret Wetmore Harlan, James Zetek, Eugene Eisenmann, and Karl P. Curtis.

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Folder 4 Panama, 1954. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and collect bird specimens in Chiriqui. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. The Netherlands Antilles and Venezuela were also visited. Correspondence, newsclippings, reference materials, permits, itinerary, film notes, travel notes, expense records, field report, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Watson M. Perrygo, James Zetek, and Adela Gomez.

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Folder 5 Panama, 1955. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, and to collect bird specimens in the Canal Zone and Chiriqui. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Correspondence, permits, newsclippings, film notes, travel notes, expense records, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, A. Remington Kellogg, and James Zetek.

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Folder 6 Panama, 1956. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, and collect bird specimens in the Canal Zone and on Isla Coiba. Correspondence, film notes, travel notes, newsclippings, expense records, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, A. Remington Kellogg, James Zetek, and Margaret Wetmore Harlan.

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Folder 7 Panama, 1957. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, the Museo Nacional, and the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory; and to collect bird specimens in the Tonosi Valley, Los Santos, San Blas Islands, and the Azuero Peninsula. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Correspondence, newsclippings, reference materials, travel notes, film notes, expense records, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Herbert Friedmann, Herbert Girton Deignan, Henry Allen Moe, and Margaret Harlan Wetmore.

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Folder 1 Panama, 1958. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and to collect bird specimens in the Canal Zone, Bocas del Toro, Cocle, La Jagua, and on Isla Escudo de Veraguas. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Correspondence, reference materials, expense records, travel notes, photographs and photographic records, field report, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Herbert Friedmann and Louise M. Pearson.

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Folder 2 Panama, 1959. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, and collect bird specimens in the Canal Zone and Darien. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Correspondence, expense records, newsclippings, travel notes, film notes, field report, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Herbert Friedmann and Charles O. Handley, Jr. Of special interest are Handley's letters documenting his field work in Panama.

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Folder 3 Panama, 1960. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and collect bird specimens in the Canal Zone and on various Pacific islands. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Correspondence, newsclippings, expense records, film notes, travel notes, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Carl Milton Johnson and Pedro Galindo.

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Folder 4 Panama, 1961. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and collect bird specimens in the Canal Zone and Darien. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Correspondence, newsclippings, expense records, travel notes, film notes, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Adela Gomez and Richard H. Stewart.

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Folder 5 Panama, 1962. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, and collect bird specimens in the Canal Zone and the Bay of Panama. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Correspondence, permits, newsclippings, itinerary, expense records, travel notes, photographs and photographic records, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Richard H. Stewart.

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Folder 6 Panama, 1963. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, and collect birds in the Canal Zone, Cocle, Darien, the San Blas Islands, and the islands off the coast of Chiriqui. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Correspondence, permits, travel notes, film notes, field report, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Harvey R. Bullis, Jr.

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Folder 7 Panama, 1964. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, and collect bird specimens in El Real and on Cerro Mali. Correspondence, newsclippings, permits, maps, film notes, travel notes, expense records, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Pedro Galindo, Charles O. Handley, Jr., and Beatrice Thielen Wetmore.

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Folder 8 Panama, 1965. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, and to collect bird specimens on Isla Cebaco and other points in Panama. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Correspondence, newsclippings, photographs and photographic data, travel notes, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Beatrice Thielen Wetmore.

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Folder 9 Panama, 1966. To visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, and collect bird specimens in the Canal Zone and Chiriqui. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Correspondence, newsclippings, travel notes, photographs and photographic data, permits, and memorabilia.

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Series 10

Birds of the Republic of Panama Manuscripts, Proofs, Correspondence, and Related Materials, 1968-1969 and undated.

This series consists of handwritten manuscripts, typed copies, page proofs, drawings, notes, and correspondence relating to Alexander Wetmore's The Birds of the Republic of Panama, parts 1-3.

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Folder 1 Birds of the Republic of Panama. Part 1. Page proofs, title to p. 175.

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Folder 2 __________________. Part 1. Page proofs, pp. 176-300.

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Folder 3 __________________. Part 1. Page proofs, pp. 301-483.

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Folder 4 __________________. Part 1. Abstract in Spanish by J. F. Lopez. Includes correspondence, 1969.

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Folder 5 __________________. Part 1. Corrigenda.

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Folder 6 __________________. Part 2. Contract, 1968.

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Folder 7 __________________. Part 2. Introduction.

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Folders 8-9 __________________. Part 2. Columbidae.

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Folder 1 Birds of the Republic of Panama. Part 2. Columbidae.

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Folder 2 __________________. Part 2. Psittacidae.

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Folder 3 __________________. Part 2. Cuculidae.

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Folder 4 __________________. Part 2. Stringidae.

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Folder 5 __________________. Part 2. Tytonidae.

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Folder 6 __________________. Part 2. Steatornithidea.

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Folder 7 __________________. Part 2. Nyctibiidae.

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Folder 8 __________________. Part 2. Caprimulgidae.

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Folder 1 Birds of the Republic of Panama. Part 2. Apodidae.

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Folders 2-6 __________________. Part 2. Trochilidae.

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Folder 7 __________________. Part 2. Trogonidae.

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Folder 1 Birds of the Republic of Panama. Part 2. Alcedinidae.

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Folder 2 __________________. Part 2. Momotidae.

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Folder 3 __________________. Part 2. Galbulidae.

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Folder 4 __________________. Part 2. Bucconidae.

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Folder 5 __________________. Part 2. Capitonidae.

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Folder 6 __________________. Part 2. Ramphastidae.

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Folder 7 __________________. Part 2. Picidae.

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Folder 8 __________________. Part 3. Introduction.

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Folder 9 __________________. Part 3. Dendrocolaptidae.

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Folders 10-11 __________________. Part 3. Furnariidae.

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Folders 1-4 Birds of the Republic of Panama. Part 3. Formicariidae.

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Folder 5 __________________. Part 3. Rhinocryptidae.

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Folders 6-7 __________________. Part 3. Cotingidae.

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Folder 8 __________________. Part 3. Pipridae.

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Folder 1 Birds of the Republic of Panama. Part 3. Tyrannidae.

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Folder 2 __________________. Part 3. Oxyruncidae.

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Folder 3 __________________. Spanish translation, 1969-1971.

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Folders 4-9 __________________. Miscellaneous notes and data.

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Folder 10 Drawing of Pharomachrus mocino costaricensis. Published in Birds of the Republic of Panama, part 2.

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Series 11

Drawings of Fossil Birds, 1918-1956.

This series consists of a sample of the original illustrations used in many of Alexander Wetmore's papers on fossil birds. Most of the illustrations were executed by Sydney C. Prentice, to whom Wetmore dedicated a new species of rail in 1944. Also included are a few photographs of fossil bird bones.

Arranged Alphabetically

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Folder 1 Ara antocrhones. Figures 8-12, "Ancient Records of Birds from the Island of St. Croix with Observations on Extinct and Living Birds of Puerto Rico," 1937.

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Folder 2 Aramides cajanea. Figures 14-16, "The Avifauna of the Pleistocene in Florida," 1931.

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Folder 3 Badistornis aramus. Figures 7-10, "Fossil Bird Remains from Tertiary Deposits in the United States," 1940.

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Folder 4 Bathornis celeripes. Figures 1-3 and 6-14, "Bird Remains from the Oligocene Deposits of Torrington, Wyoming," 1933.

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Folder 5 Bathornis cursor. Figures 15-19, "Bird Remains from the Oligocene Deposits of Torrington, Wyoming," 1933.

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Folder 6 Bathornis geographicus. Figures 5-9, "Two New Fossil Birds from the Oligocene of South Dakota," 1942.

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Folder 7 Bathornis veredus. Figures 19-24 and 70, "Fossil Birds from the Oligocene of Colorado," 1927.

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Folder 8 Buteo antecursor. Figures 1-5, "Bird Remains from the Oligocene Deposits of Torrington, Wyoming," 1933.

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Folder 9 Buteo typhoius. Figures 58-61, "Avian Fossils from the Miocene and Pliocene of Nebraska," 1923.

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Folder 10 Calohierax quodratus. Figures 1-3, "Bird Remains from Cave Deposits on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas," 1937.

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Folder 11 Chen pressa. Figures 5-8, "Pliocene Bird Remains from Idaho," 1933.

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Folder 12 Colymbus oligocaenus. Figures 6-7, "A Record of the Fossil Grebe Colymbus parvus, from the Pliocene of California, with Remarks on Other American Fossils of This Family," 1937.

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Folder 13 Colymbus parvus. Figures 1-5 and 14-15, "A Record of the Fossil Grebe, Colymbus parvus, from the Pliocene of California, with Remarks on Other American Fossils of This Family," 1937. Includes handwritten notes.

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Folder 14 Compsothlypid. Figures 6-9, "Fossil Birds from the Tertiary Deposits of Florida," 1943.

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Folder 15 Cyrtonyx cooki. Figures 1-3, "A Fossil Quail from Nebraska," 1934.

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Folder 16 Diomedea anglica. Figures 12-17, "Fossil Birds from the Tertiary Deposits of Florida," 1943.

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Folder 17 Eocrex primus. Figures 21-25, "Two Primitive Rails from the Eocene of Colorado and Wyoming," 1931.

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Folder 18 Eogrus aeola. Figures 1, 3-5, "Fossil Birds from Mongolia and China," 1934.

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Folder 19 Eonessa anaticula. Figures 1-5, "A Fossil Duck from the Eocene of Utah," 1938.

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Folder 20 Falco ramenta. Figure 14, "Two New Species of Hawks from the Miocene of Nebraska," 1936.

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Folder 21 Gavia concinna. Figures 1-4, "Fossil Bird Remains from Tertiary Deposits in the United States," 1940.

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Folder 22 Gavia paleodytes. Figures 10-11, "Fossil Birds from the Tertiary Deposits of Florida," 1943.

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Folder 23 Gaviella pusilla. Figures 5-6, "Fossil Bird Remains from Tertiary Deposits in the United States," 1940.

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Folder 24 Geranoides jepseni. Figures 1-3, "Fossil Bird Remains from the Eocene of Wyoming," 1933.

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Folder 25 Gnotornis aramiellus. Figures 1-4, "Two New Fossil Birds from the Oligocene of South Dakota," 1942.

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Folder 26 Grus grus. Figure not numbered, "Avian Remains from the Pleistocene of Central Java," 1940.

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Folder 27 Grus nannodes. Figures 1-3, "A Fossil Crane from the Pliocene of Kansas," 1930.

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Folder 28 Gymnogyps californianus. Figures 4-5 and plate IV, "The Avifauna of the Pleistocene in Florida," 1931.

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Folder 29 Leptotila titan. Figure not numbered, "Avian Remains from the Pleistocene of Central Java," 1940.

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Folder 30 Micocepphus mcclungi. Figures 11-14, "Fossil Bird Remains from Tertiary Deposits in the United States," 1940.

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Folder 31 Minerva saurodosis. Figures 1-2, "A Fossil Owl from the Bridger Eocene," 1922.

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Folder 32 Moris vagabundus. Figure 4, "Fossil Bird Re mains from the Temblor Formation near Bakers field, California," 1930.

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Folder 33 Neocathartes grallator. Figures 1-26, "A New Terrestrial Vulture from the Upper Eocene Deposits of Wyoming," 1944.

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Folder 34 Neophrontops vetustus. Figure not numbered, "Two More Fossil Hawks from the Miocene of Nebraska," 1943.

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Folder 35 Nesotrochis debooyi. Figures 1-7, "Bones of Birds Collected by Theodoor de Booy from Kitchen Midden Deposits in the Islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix," 1918.

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Folder 36 Ortalis tantala. Figures 10-14, "A Fossil Gallinaceous Bird from the Lower Miocene of Nebraska," 1933.

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Folder 37 Palaealectoris incertus. Figures 1-3, "Two Fossil Birds from the Miocene of Nebraska," 1930.

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Folder 38 Palaeastur atavus. Figure not numbered, "Two More Fossil Hawks from the Miocene of Nebraska," 1943.

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Folder 39 Palaeoborus howardae. Figure 13, "Two New Species of Hawks from the Miocene of Nebraska," 1936.

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Folder 40 Palaeocrex fax. Figures 15-18, "Fossil Birds from the Oligocene of Colorado," 1927.

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Folder 41 Palaeogyps prodromus. Figures 7-14, "Fossil Birds from the Oligocene of Colorado," 1927.

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Folder 42 Palaeonossax senectus. Figure 7, "A Fossil Guan from the Oligocene of South Dakota," 1956.

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Folder 43 Palaeoplancus sternbergi. Figures 1-19, "An Oligocene Eagle from Wyoming," 1933.

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Folder 44 Palaeorallus troxelli. Figures 26-29, "Two Primitive Rails from the Eocene of Colorado and Wyoming," 1931.

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Folder 45 Pelecanus halieus. Figures 1-2, "Pliocene Bird Remains from Idaho," 1933.

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Folder 46 Phalacrocorax auritus. Figures 3-4, "Pliocene Bird Remains from Idaho," 1933.

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Folder 47 Phasmagyps patritus. Figures 1-6, "Fossil Birds from the Oligocene of Colorado," 1927.

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Folder 48 Podilymbus magnus. Figures 8-13, "A record of the Fossil Grebe Colymbus parvus, from the Pliocene of California, with Remarks on Other American Fossils of This Family," 1937.

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Folder 49 Presbychen abarus. Figures 5-7, "Fossil Bird Remains from the Temblor Formation near Bakersfield, California," 1930.

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Folder 50 Protostrix leptosteus, Figures 1-5, "The Systematic Position of Bubo leptosteus Marsh," 1937.

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Folder 51 Protostrix lydekkeri. Figures A-E, "The Status of Minerva antique, Aquila ferox, and Aquila lydekkeri as Fossil Birds," 1933.

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Folder 52 Protostrix mimica. Figures 4-5, "Another Fossil Owl from the Eocene of Wyoming," 1938.

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Folder 53 Puffinus inceptor. Figures 1-3, "Fossil Bird Remains from the Temblor Formation near Bakersfield, California," 1930.

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Folder 54 Querquedula floridana. Figures 2-3, "The Avi fauna of the Pleistocene in Florida," 1931.

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Folder 55 Rhegminoris calobates. Figures 1-5, "Fossil Birds from the Tertiary Deposits of Florida," 1943.

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Folder 56 Sula avita. Figures 2-3, "A Miocene Booby and Other Records from the Calvert Formation of Maryland," 1938.

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Folder 57 Telecrex grangeri. Figure 6, "Fossil Birds from Mongolia and China," 1934.

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Folder 58 Teratornis merriami. Figures 6-12 and plates 51-52, "The Avifauna of the Pleistocene in Florida," 1931.

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Folder 59 Titanohierax gloveralleni. Figures 4-9, "Bird Remains from Cave Deposits on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas," 1937.

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Folder 60 Tyto pollens. Figures 10-16, "Bird Remains from Cave Deposits on Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas," 1937.

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Series 12

Desk Diaries and Appointment Books, 1917-1956.

This series consists of desk diaries and appointment books kept by Alexander Wetmore from 1917 to 1956, not inclusive. The volumes for 1917, 1919-1920, 1923, 1926-1930, and 1953-1956 contain brief accounts of daily activities, research interests, field work, and social events. The volumes for the years 1932-1950 are primarily appointment books kept by Wetmore's secretary.

Arranged Chronologically

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Folders 1-7 Desk diaries and appointment books, 1917, 1919-1920, 1923, 1926-1928

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Folders 1-6 Desk diaries and appointment books, 1929-1930, 1932-1934. Two volumes exist for 1929.

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Folders 1-5 Desk diaries and appointment books, 1935-1939

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Folders 1-5 Desk diaries and appointment books, 1940-1944

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Folders 1-5 Desk diaries and appointment books, 1945-1949

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Folders 1-5 Desk diaries and appointment books, 1950, 1953-1956

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Series 13

Photographic Materials, 1901-1974 and undated, with Related Materials from 1868.

This series provides extensive photographic documentation of all aspects of Wetmore's professional career. Included are voluminous photographs taken by Wetmore on field trips and scientific expeditions; photographs documenting his attendance at scientific meetings, official functions, and social gatherings; photographs from his boyhood in North Freedom, Wisconsin; photographs of events in which he participated during his Smithsonian career; portraits of Wetmore; photographs of Wetmore with family, friends, and colleagues; and photographs of professional colleagues collected by Wetmore.

Many of the photographs are found in albums maintained by Wetmore from 1901 to 1969. The albums are organized in two categories--"field work and travel" and "miscellaneous." Albums in the first category contain photographs of Wetmore in the field, expedition colleagues, field operations, and native people, fauna, flora, and physiography of regions visited. Also included are photographs taken by Wetmore at meetings of the International Ornithological Congress in Europe. The "miscellaneous" albums are more personal in nature, but also depict field work and travel, especially to attend meetings of the American Ornithologists' Union. They also provide many photographs of annual outings of the Washington Biologists' Field Club.

Other photographic media represented in the series include lantern slides, 35mm color slides, motion pictures (including a National Geographic Society film on Barro Colorado Island), and negatives.

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Photograph Albums--Field Work and Travel

Album 1 Wyoming, 1910; Alaska, 1911; Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, 1911-1912. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Merritt Cary, Daniel Denison Streeter, and Arthur Cleveland Bent.

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Albums 2-3 "A Summer in Wyoming - 1910." Consists mostly of duplicates of photographs found in album 1.

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Album 4 Alaska, 1911; Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, 1911-1912. Consists mostly of duplicates of photographs found in album 1. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Arthur Cleveland Bent, and Rollo Howard Beck.

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Album 1 Biological Survey, 1914-1922. Photographs taken on field investigations in Utah and California, 1914; Utah and Montana, 1915; Utah, 1916; Arkansas, 1917; New Mexico, California, and Oregon, 1918; Florida, 1919; South Carolina, 1922; Minnesota and North Dakota, 1922. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Albert Kenrick Fisher, and E. L. Pineau.

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Album 2 Uruguay, Argentina, and Paraguay, 1920. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Carl Hettman, and Fred Hettman.

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Album 1 Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and Peru, 1920-1921. Includes photographs of Wetmore, James Lee Peters, and Wilfrid B. Alexander.

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Album 2 Pacific Islands, 1923 (Tanager Expedition), volume 1. Includes photographs of Wetmore, William G. Anderson, and Eric Schlemmer.

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Album 1 Pacific Islands, 1923 (Tanager Expedition), volume 2. Includes photographs of Wetmore, William G. Anderson, Eric Schlemmer, Charles Howard Edmondson, and Stanley Crittenden Ball.

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Album 2 Pacific Islands, 1923 (Tanager Expedition), volume 3. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Eric Schlemmer, and William G. Anderson.

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Album 1 Haiti and Dominican Republic, 1927, 1931. Includes photographs of Wetmore, G. N. Walcott, C. H. Arndt, George Fouche Freeman, Herbert W. Krieger, Matthew Williams Stirling, Frederick C. Lincoln, and Semmes W. Parish.

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Album 2 Europe, 1930, 1934, 1938. Photographs documenting travel to Amsterdam to attend the VII International Ornithological Congress and a collecting trip to Spain, 1930; England to attend the VIII International Ornithological Congress at Oxford; and France to attend the IX International Ornithological Congress in Rouen. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Einer Lonnberg, A. Lansborough Thomson, H. F. Witherby, Alfred Laubmann, Percy Roycroft Lowe, W. L. Sclater, Erwin Stresemann, James Henry Fleming, W. H. Witherby, B. W. Tucker, Ludlow Griscom, Wilfrid B. Alexander, Adriaan Joseph van Rossem, Georges Olivier, Jean Theodore Delacour, Hans Noll, Humphrey A. Gilbert, Alfred Ezra, Arthur A. Allen, David A. Bannerman, and Gregory Macalister Mathews.

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Album 1 Guatemala and Honduras, 1936; Venezuela, 1937; Veracruz, 1939. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Henri Pittier, Ventura Barnes, Jr., William Wilson Popenoe, Matthew Williams Stirling, Marion Illg Stirling, and Clarence Weiant.

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Album 2 Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala, 1940; Panama, 1944. Includes photographs of Wetmore and Joseph P. E. Morrison.

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Album 1 Colombia, Curacao, Venezuela, and Bermuda, 1941. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Armando Dugand, F. Carlos Lehmann V., Hermano Apolinar Maria, Jose Cuatrecasas, Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr., and Raymond E. Crist.

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Album 2 Panama (Darien), 1946. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, T. C. Schneirla, and James Zetek. Also included are photographs of the Barro Colorado Island Laboratory.

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Album 1 Panama (Darien), 1947. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, James Zetek, and C. W. Quaintance. Also included are photographs of the Canal Zone Biological Area.

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Album 2 Panama, 1948. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, Gordon Randolph Willey, Richard H. Stewart, Matthew Williams Stirling, Marion Illg Stirling, Finn Ronne, Karl P. Curtis, Howard Clark, and Alejandro Mendez P.

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Album 1 Panama, 1949. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, Richard H. Stewart, Matthew Williams Stirling, Marion Illg Stirling, and James Zetek.

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Album 2 Panama, 1950. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, and Ratibor Hartmann. Also includes photographs of the Canal Zone Biological Area.

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Album 1 Panama, 1951. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, Harold Trapido, Shirley Gage, Graham Bell Fairchild, Marshall Hertig, James Zetek, Marion Illg Stirling, Matthew Williams Stirling, and Richard H. Stewart. Also includes photographs of the Canal Zone Biological Area.

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Album 2 Panama, 1952. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, Harold Trapido, and James Zetek. Also includes photographs of the Canal Zone Biological Area.

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Album 1 Venezuela, 1952. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Jean Theodore Delacour, Ernst Schaefer, William H. Phelps, John T. Zimmer, and James H. Kempton.

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Album 2 Panama, 1953. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Watson M. Perrygo, James Zetek, and Karl P. Curtis.

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Box 180

Album 1 Panama, 1954. Includes photographs of Wetmore and Beatrice Thielen Wetmore.

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Album 2 Curacao and Venezuela, 1954. Volume 1. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Beatrice Thielen Wetmore, James H. Kempton, Kathleen D. Phelps, and William H. Phelps, Jr.

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Album 1 Venezuela, 1954. Volume 2. Includes photographs of Wetmore, James H. Kempton, William H. Phelps, Jr., and Kathleen D. Phelps.

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Album 2 Europe, 1954. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Beatrice Thielen Wetmore, Collingwood Ingram, George Hines Lowery, Jr., Charles Gald Sibley, Robert Winthrop Storer, Ernst Mayr, Sven Horstadius, and A. Landsborough Thomson.

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Album 1 Panama, 1955. Includes photographs of Wetmore and Beatrice Thielen Wetmore.

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Album 2 Panama, 1955-1956. Includes photographs of Wetmore and Beatrice Thielen Wetmore.

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Album 1 Panama and Coiba Island, 1956.

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Album 2 Africa, 1957. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Jean Theodore Delacour, Hoyes Lloyd, and Roger Tory Peterson.

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Album 1 Panama, 1957. Volume 1. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Beatrice Thielen Wetmore, Adela Gomez, Carl Milton Johnson, and Pedro Galindo.

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Album 2 Panama, 1957. Volume 2. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Beatrice Thielen Wetmore, Carl B. Koford, and Graham Bell Fairchild. Also includes photographs of the Canal Zone Biological Area.

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Album 3 Panama, 1958. Includes photographs of Wetmore and Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Also includes photographs of the Canal Zone Biological Area.

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Album 1 Finland and England, 1958. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Beatrice Thielen Wetmore, Erwin Stresemann, Dean Amadon, and Robert Winthrop Storer.

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Album 2 Panama, 1959. Volume 1. Includes photographs of Wetmore and Beatrice Thielen Wetmore.

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Album 3 Panama, 1959. Volume 2. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Beatrice Thielen Wetmore, and Martin Humphrey Moynihan.

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Album 1 Panama, 1960. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Beatrice Thielen Wetmore, and Frank Alexander Hartman.

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Album 2 Panama, 1961. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Beatrice Thielen Wetmore, Conrad E. Yunker, and Charles M. Keenan.

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Album 1 Panama, 1962. Volume 1. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Beatrice Thielen Wetmore, Charles O. Handley, Jr., Helena M. Weiss, and Francis Greenwell.

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Album 2 Panama, 1962. Volume 2. Includes photographs of Wetmore and Beatrice Thielen Wetmore.

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Album 3 Panama, 1963. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Beatrice Thielen Wetmore, Harvey R. Bullis, Jr., Charles O. Handley, Jr., and Francis Greenwell.

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Album 1 Panama, 1964. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Charles O. Handley, Jr., William E. Duellman, and Carl Milton Johnson.

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Album 2 Africa, 1965. Includes photographs of Wetmore, Leonard Carmichael, Thomas Dale Stewart, Melvin M. Payne, Matthew Williams Stirling, Louis S. B. Leakey, Mary Leakey, and Richard Leakey. Also includes photographs of archaeological sites at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania and Ft. Ternan, Kenya.

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Album 3 Panama, 1965-1966. Includes photographs of Wetmore and Beatrice Thielen Wetmore.

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Album 1 Bonaire and Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, 1969. Includes photographs of Wetmore and Beatrice Thielen Wetmore.

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Photograph Albums--Miscellaneous

Album 2 1901-1922. Includes photographs documenting Wetmore's early natural history field work in Wisconsin, Kansas, and Colorado, 1901-1909; his work as a taxidermist at the University of Kansas Museum and the Colorado Museum of Natural History; and outings of the Washington Biologists' Field Club. Also included are photographs of Wetmore, his family, and home. Other individuals represented by photographs include Charles Dean Bunker, Ernest John Oslar, Edward Alexander Preble, and Waldo Lee McAtee.

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Album 3 1926-1932. Consists mostly of photographs taken on field and official trips to New Jersey, 1926; Ohio, 1926; Maryland, 1926-1930; Virginia, 1927-1929; the western United States, 1928 and 1932; New York, 1929; and Illinois, 1932. Included are photographs of Wetmore, his family, and home. Other individuals represented by photographs include Donald Ryder Dickey, Casey Albert Wood, Loye Holmes Miller, Laurence M. Huey, Charles Dean Bunker, Harold S. Colton, Lyndon L. Hargrave, Albert Kenrick Fisher, Witmer Stone, Lee H. Parish, Samuel Charles Kendeigh, Rudyerd Boulton, Samuel Prentiss Baldwin, William Louis Abbott, Ernest Pillsbury Walker, Florence Merriam Bailey, Adriaan Joseph van Rossem, Ernest Golsan Holt, James Henry Fleming, Gregory Macalister Mathews, Walter Kenrick Fisher, Joseph Harvey Riley, Frederick C. Lincoln, and Edward Alexander Preble.

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Box 190

Album 1 1933-1943. Consists mostly of photographs documenting field and official trips to Virginia, 1933-1937, 1939-1943; West Virginia, 1936; Tennessee, 1937; Kentucky, 1938; North Carolina, 1939; and Maryland, 1941. Also included are photographs of Wetmore; outings of the Washington Biologists' Field Club; an excursion to Williamsburg, Virginia, by the VIII American Scientific Congress, 1940; and the Smithsonian World War II storage facilities at Shenandoah National Park. Individuals represented by photographs include Herbert Friedmann, Austin Roberts, John Enos Graf, Watson M. Perrygo, John Carleton Lingebach, Austin H. Clark, Joseph James Murray, Albert Kenrick Fisher, Herbert Girton Deignan, Gregor Rohwer, Adriaan Joseph van Rossem, Abelardo Moreno Bonilla, John Southgate Hoyt, Edward Alphonso Goldman, Frank M. Setzler, Carl W. Mitman, Robert Cushman Murphy, and John Warren Aldrich.

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Album 2 1944-1948. Includes photographs documenting field and official trips to Virginia, 1945-1948; Maryland, 1946-1948; Illinois, 1946; Maine and Massachusetts, 1946; Toronto, 1947; and California, 1948. Also includes photographs of Wetmore; the Patuxent (MD) Wildlife Refuge; and Washington Biologists' Field Club outings. Individuals represented by photographs include Ellsworth Paine Killip, Ira N. Gabrielson, Jay N. Darling, Francis Morey Uhler, Joseph James Murray, John Enos Graf, John Warren Aldrich, Herbert Friedmann, Adrriaan Joseph van Rossem, Leverett A. Adams, Albert Kenrick Fisher, James Lee Peters, William M. Mann, William D. Hassett, Roger Tory Peterson, Walter Kenrick Fisher, Edward Albert Chapin, Hoyes Lloyd, Paul Bartsch, and Edward Alexander Preble.

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Box 191

Album 1 1949-1952. Includes photographs of Wetmore; field trips to Virginia, 1949-1952; Washington Biologists' Field Club outings; American Ornithologists' Union meetings; and the X International Ornithological Congress, Stockholm, 1950. Individuals represented by photographs include Francis Morey Uhler, Jason Richard Swallen, Herbert Spencer Barber, John Enos Graf, Frederick C. Lincoln, Clarence Cottam, Joseph P. E. Morrison, Arthur A. Allen, Dean Amadon, George Hines Lowery, Jr., Sidney Fay Blake, James Lee Peters, Arthur Cleveland Bent, Andrew John Berger, Josselyn Van Tyne, Hoyes Lloyd, and Eugene Eisenmann.

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Album 2 1953-1958. Includes photographs of Wetmore and his family; field trips to Virginia, 1953-1958; American Ornithologists' Union meetings; and Washington Biologists' Field Club outings. Individuals represented by photographs include William H. Phelps, Jean Theodore Delacour, Clarence Cottam, Ellsworth Paine Killip, Kenneth Carroll Parkes, Horace G. Smith, Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr., and Watson M. Perrygo.

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Box 192

Album 1 1959-1962. Includes photographs of Wetmore and his family; field trips to Virginia, 1959-1961; the XIII International Ornithological Congress, Ithaca, New York, 1962; American Ornithologists' Union meetings; and a National Geographical Society trip to Jamaica, 1959. Individuals represented by photographs include A. Remington Kellogg, Eugene Eisenmann, L. Irby Davis, Joseph James Murray, Chandler S. Robbins, and C. Lynn Hayward.

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Album 2 "Twentieth Anniversary of the Flight of the Stratosphere Balloon Explorer II, Rapid City, South Dakota," 1955

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Box 193

Photographs--Alexander Wetmore

Folders 1-2 Alexander Wetmore. Portraits, 1936, 1943-1944, 1947, 1966, 1970, and undated.

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Folder 3 _________________. In taxidermy shop, University of Kansas, circa 1907.

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Folder 4 _________________. Field work, 1910, 1918, 1923, 1926, 1932, 1944, 1950, and undated.

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Folder 5 _________________. Social occasions, 1944, 1970.

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Folder 6 _________________. At Ripon College to receive Honorary Doctor of Science degree, 6 June 1959.

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Folder 7 _________________. Working in the Division of Birds, 1969, and undated.

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Folder 8 _________________. Birding, undated.

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Folder 9 _________________. With Beatrice Thielen Wetmore, 1959.

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Folder 10 _________________. With Beatrice Thielen Wetmore and Carl Milton Johnson, undated.

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Folder 11 _________________. With Stewart Anderson, 1944.

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Folder 12 _________________. With Lyman J. Briggs and Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, 1956.

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Folder 13 _________________. With Herbert Friedmann, Herbert Girton Deignan, Jane Love, and Samuel A. Arny, 1951.

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Folder 14 _________________. With William D. Hassett, 1951.

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Folder 15 _________________. With Carl Milton Johnson, undated.

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Folder 16 _________________. With Harley M. Kilgore, 1952.

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Folder 17 _________________. With Ernest Middlemiss, 1957.

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Folder 18 _________________. With Joseph P. E. Morrison, 1944.

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Folder 19 _________________. With George R. Myers, 1944.

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Folder 20 _________________. With Jose Manuel Ortega, 1950.

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Folder 21 _________________. With Harold S. Palmer, 1923.

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Folder 22 _________________. With William H. Phelps, Jr., and S. Dillon Ripley, 1952.

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Folder 23 _________________. With Charles E. Reno, 1923.

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Folder 24 _________________. With Sievart Allen Rohwer, 1928.

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Folder 25 _________________. With Smithsonian staff, 1932.

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Folder 26 _________________. With George E. Watson, undated.

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Box 194

Photographs--Individuals

Folder 1 Abbott, William Louis, undated

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Folder 2 Aldrich, J. A., undated

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Folder 3 Altsheler, Brent I., 1936

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Folder 4 Anderson, Stewart, 1944

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Folder 5 Arkens, C. E., 1871, 1915, 1925

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Folder 6 Baird, Spencer F., undated

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Folder 7 Bannermann, David A., 1934

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Folder 8 Barbour, Thomas, 1936

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Folder 9 Bartsch, Paul, undated

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Folder 10 Beal, Foster Ellenborough Lascelles, 1916

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Folder 11 Beckham, Charles Wickliffe, 1884

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Folder 12 Bent, Arthur Cleveland, undated

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Folder 13 Blackburne, William H. (with William M. Mann), undated

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Folder 14 Boving, Adam Giede, 1940.

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Broeckhuysen, G. J. See under E. Middlemiss.

Folder 15 Brooks, Allan C., undated

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Folder 16 Bunker, Charles Dean, 1948

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Folder 17 Buxton, Eugenia, undated

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Folder 18 Cammerer, Arno B., 1939

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Folder 19 Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong, Jr., 1942

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Folder 20 Chapman, Frank Michler, 1929

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Folder 21 Cooke, Wells Woodbridge, undated

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Folder 22 Deane, Ruthven, undated

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Folder 23 Deignan, Herbert Girton, 1948

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Folder 24 Delacour, Jean Theodore (with A. Ezra), 1938

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Folder 25 Drake, Claude H., 1956

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Ezra, Alfred. See under Jean Delacour.

Folder 26 Fisher, Franklin L., 1943

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Folder 27 Fleming, James Henry, 1930

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Folder 28 Graf, John Enos, undated

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Folder 29 Grinnell, Joseph, 1930

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Folder 30 Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1938

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Folder 31 Harlan, John G., Jr., 1945

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Folder 32 Hollister, Ned, undated

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Folder 33 Hough, Walter (with Neil M. Judd), 1935

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Folder 34 Howard, Leland Ossian, undated

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Folder 35 Hudson, William Henry, 1868

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Folder 36 Humphrey, William Jackson, undated

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Judd, Neil M. See under Walter Hough.

Folder 37 Kalmbach, Edwin R., 1941

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Folder 38 Kellogg, Vernon L., undated

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Folder 39 Kuroda, Nagamichi, 1921

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Folder 40 Mann, William M. (with Lucile Quarry Mann), undated. See also under William H. Blackburne.

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Folder 41 Mathews, Gregory Macalister, undated

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Folder 42 McAtee, Waldo Lee, 1927

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Folder 43 Merrill, George P., undated

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Folder 44 Middlemiss, Ernest (with J. W. Broeckhuysen), 1957

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Folder 45 Miller, Loye Holmes (with E. Stresemann), 1962

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Folder 46 Morales, A., 1943

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Folder 47 Morrison, Joseph P. E., undated

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Folder 48 Pearl, Raymond, undated

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Folder 49 Phelps, William H., undated

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Folder 50 Preble, Edward Alexander, 1923

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Folder 51 Ridgway, John L. (with Mrs. Robert Ridgway), 1884

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Folder 52 Ridgway, Robert, 1884, and undated

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Ridgway, Mrs. Robert. See under J. L. Ridgway.

Folder 53 Roosevelt, Theodore, 1883

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Folder 54 Rowe, Leo S., 1936

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Folder 55 Ruthven, Alexander Grant, undated

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Folder 56 Sage, John Hall, undated

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Folder 57 Schorger, Arlie William, 1946. Photograph of Schorger receiving honorary Doctor of Science degree on behalf of Wetmore from the University of Wisconsin.

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Folder 58 Schwarz, Eugene Amandus, undated

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Folder 59 Scollick, Joseph William, circa 1920

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Folder 60 Snodgrass, Robert Evans, undated

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Folder 61 Sprunt, Alexander, Jr., undated

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Folder 62 Stejneger, Leonhard, 1884, 1937

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Stresemann, Erwin. See under L. H. Miller.

Folder 63 Stone, Witmer, undated

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Folder 64 Swales, Bradshaw Hall, undated

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Folder 65 Tothill, John, undated

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Folder 66 von Ihering, Herman, 1919

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Folder 67 Walcott, Charles D., undated

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Folder 68 Wheeler, William Morton, undated

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Folder 69 Zetek, James, circa 1955, and undated

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Folder 70 Unidentified individual, undated

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Folder 71 Unidentified historical photographs, undated

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Photographs--Groups, Events, and Places

Folder 1 Abbot, Charles G. Birthday Celebration, 1942.

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Folder 2 Acacia Fraternity, University of Kansas, 1910-1911

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Folder 3 American Ornithologists' Union Check-list Committee, 18 October 1948

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Folder 4 Baird Ornithological Club, 108th meeting, 14 January 1948

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Folder 5 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad presentation of the "Royal Blue" model to the USNM, 22-23 March 1937

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Folder 6 Brazilian Technical Mission, 18 December 1944

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Folder 7 Bureau of Biological Survey staff, July 1933

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Folder 8 Chilean Technical Commission, January 1946

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Folder 9 Cleveland Zoo. Dedication of Bird House, 19 October 1950.

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Folder 10 Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. 75th Anniversary Celebration, 29 September 1950.

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Folder 11 Cosmos Club Anniversary dinner, 16 November 1964

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Folder 12 Explorers' Club dinner, 19 January 1946

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Folder 13 Explorers' Club dinner, 2 November 1962

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Folder 14 George Washington University. Presentation of the Alumni Award of Achievement, 30 May 1945.

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Folder 15 Globe-Wernicke Company presentation of first vertical letter file to the USNM, undated

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Folder 16 Gorgas Memorial Institute presentation to Lister Hill, 1961

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Folder 17 International Ornithological Committee, Ithaca, New York, 22 June 1962

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Folder 18 XIII International Ornithological Congress, Ithaca, New York, June 1962

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Folder 19 XIV International Ornithological Congress, Ox ford, 26 June 1966

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Folder 20 XV International Ornithological Congress, Amsterdam, 3 September 1970

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Folder 21 Mann, William M. Luncheon in honor of, 29 October 1956.

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Folder 22 National Academy of Sciences meeting with President Eisenhower, circa 1950s

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Folder 23 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1946, 1948, 1950

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Folder 24 National Geographic Society "La Venta Head" Exhibit, 5 October 1943

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Folder 25 National Geographic Society luncheon for General H. H. Arnold, 13 February 1946

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Folder 26 National Geographic Society Research Committee, 30 June 1964

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Folder 27 Presentation of the Pitcairn Autogiro to the USNM, 22 July 1931

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Folder 28 Presentation of the X-1 airplane to the Smithsonian Institution, 26 August 1950

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Folder 29 Reception honoring Wetmore's 25th anniversary at the Smithsonian Institution, 10 April 1950

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Folder 30 Smithsonian Institution - Scientific Monthly salon, 27 October 1947

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Folder 31 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting, November 1971

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Folder 32 Stanavo Lockheed Vega presentation to the USNM, 5 February 1931

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Folder 33 Smithsonian Award Ceremony, 22 January 1951

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Folder 34 Smithsonian Bird Gallery, 1885

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Folder 35 Smithsonian Building, 1938

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Folder 36 Stinson Air Mail Pickup model presentation to the USNM, 12 August 1952

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Folder 37 "Third Monday Group" dinner in honor of Wetmore's 88th birthday, 17 June 1974

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Folder 38 Warner Brothers presentation of the first equipment for commercial projection of sound motion pictures to the USNM, 24 July 1946

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Folder 39 Unidentified group. Possibly at the International Congress of Zoology, Budapest, 1927.

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Photographs--Oversize

Folder 1 American Ornithologists' Union. Founders and officers, 1883.

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Folder 2 American Society of Mammalogists, 1925

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Folder 3 Bush, Vannevar, 1945 (drawing)

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Folder 4 Cosmos Club. Past presidents, 1947.

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Folder 5 Explorers' Club dinners and events, undated

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Folder 6 Guajoia Expedition, 1941

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Folder 7 National Geographic Society, Board of Trustees, meetings and events, 1946, 1954-1955, 1974

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Folders 8-10 Pan American Union meetings, 1933-1946

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Folder 11 Selous, F. C., 1904

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Folder 12 Smithsonian Institution staff members, 1932

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Folder 13 Tanager Expedition, 1923. Officers and crew.

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Folder 14 Torre, Carlos de la Y de la Huerta, 1941

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Folder 15 Vinson, Fred M., undated

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Folder 16 Wetmore, Alexander. Grade school graduating class, North Freedom, Wisconsin, undated.

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Folder 17 _____________. Portrait by Albert Murray, 1959.

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Folder 18 _____________. Presentation of the Arthur A. Allen Award, 17 October 1970.

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Folder 19 _____________. Examining birds, circa 1960.

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Folder 20 Wetmore Glacier, undated

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Loose Wetmore, Alexander. Photomechanical printing block, circa 1940s.

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Box 197

Lantern Slides--Field Work

Alaska, 1911; Porto Rico, 1912; Utah, 1915; South America, 1920-1921; Pacific Islands (Tanager Expedition), 1923

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Box 198

Pacific Islands (Tanager Expedition), 1923; Florida, 1925; Haiti and Dominican Republic, 1927

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Haiti and Dominican Republic, 1927; Spain, 1930; Haiti and Dominican Republic, 1931

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Haiti and Dominican Republic, 1931; Guatemala, 1936

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Box 201

Guatemala, 1936; Venezuela, 1937; Mexico, 1939

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Box 202

Mexico, 1939; Panama, 1946

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Box 203

Panama, 1946; Virginia, 1946; Panama, 1947

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Panama, 1947-1948

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Panama, 1948-1950

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Panama, 1950-1952; unidentified

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Box 207

Unidentified

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Box 208

Lantern Slides--Miscellaneous

Lantern Slides--Miscellaneous

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Birds; feathers; bird skeletons and bones

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Box 209

Maps, including bird migration maps; Washington, D. C. and vicinity; Plummers Island, Maryland; Spencer F. Baird; Wells Woodbridge Cooke; and Thomas Barbour on an expedition to Panama, 1922

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Box 210

Folder 1 Plates copied from Rabie's "Water Colors of the Birds of Haiti"

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35 mm color slides

Folders 2-3 Panama, 1944

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Folder 4 Plummers Island, Maryland, 1944

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Folder 5 Africa, 1957

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Folder 6 Shenandoah National Park (Virginia), 1957

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Folder 7 Panama, 1951, 1958

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Folders 8-11 Panama, 1958

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Folder 12 Wetmore's office in the National Museum of Natural History, 1977

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Motion Pictures [Originals Moved to Box 238]

National Geographic Society Barro Colorado Island film, circa 1950. Two 3/4" U-matic Video copies. (Accession 06-067)

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U. S. Navy film on the life cycle of the gooney bird on Midway Island, circa 1945

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Box 211

Negatives

Negatives - #001 - #250

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Box 212

Negatives - #251 - #500

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Box 213

Negatives - #501 - #750

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Box 214

Negatives - #751 - #1000

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Negatives - #1001 - #1250

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Box 216

Negatives - #1251 - #1500

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Box 217

Negatives - #1501 - #1750

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Negatives - #1751 - #2075

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Negatives - #2076 - #2375

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Negatives - #2376 - #2650

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Negatives - #2651 - #3050

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Box 222

Negatives - #3051 - #3500

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Boxes 223-223D

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Negatives - #3501 - #5266

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Boxes 224-224C

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Negatives - #5267 - #9032

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Series 14

National Academy of Science, Daniel Giraud Elliot Fund Award Committee, Chairman's Files, 1929-1963.

This series documents Alexander Wetmore's service as Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences' Daniel Giraud Elliot Fund Award Committee from 1947 to 1963. The records primarily consist of correspondence with committee members concerning the nomination and selection of candidates for the award. Also included are files created by Wetmore's predecessor, William King Gregory.

Arranged Chronologically

Box 225

Folders 1-3 Elliot Fund Award Committee. Files of William King Gregory as Chairman, 1929-1947.

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Folders 4-5 __________________. Files of Alexander Wetmore as Chairman, 1947-1952.

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Box 226

Folders 1-6 Elliot Fund Award Committee. Files of Alexander Wetmore as Chairman, 1953-1963. Of special interest is a copy of Arthur Cleveland Bent's acceptance speech on receiving the award. The speech contains information concerning Bent's "Life Histories of North American Birds."

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Series 15

Research Files, circa 1911-1972, and undated.

This series consists primarily of field records; specimen lists; published materials; maps; manuscripts of published and unpublished papers; notes; and related materials created and collected by Alexander Wetmore that document his research on recent and fossil birds. Also included are smaller amounts of correspondence, photographs, and drawings.

Of particular interest is a large file of unpublished manuscripts, speeches, and radio talks; a journal, correspondence, specimen lists, and notes documenting William Louis Abbott's field work in Haiti, 1916-1928; a journal kept by Watson M. Perrygo on a field expedition to Haiti in 1928-1929; diaries and photographs concerning the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930; and correspondence concerning Wetmore's study of avian fossils discovered by Louis S. B. Leakey.

Arranged Alphabetically

Box 227

Folder 1 Aepyornis, 1967. Concerns the publication of Wetmore's paper, "Re-creating Madagascar's Giant Extinct Bird," National Geographic, 30 June 1967. Includes manuscript, page proof, color slides, sketches, and notes.

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Folder 2 Airline Accident, 1962-1963. Concerns Wetmore's investigation of the remains of a whistling swan involved in the crash of United Airlines flight 297 on November 23, 1962.

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Folder 3 Anous stolidus, 1949. Notes and lists.

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Folder 4 Araucana fowl, 1927, 1948, 1953-1954. Includes correspondence of Louis Sopata and Ottmar Wilhelm, articles, and newspaper clippings concerning domestic fowl.

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Folder 5 Argentina and Paraguay. Specimen lists, 1920.

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Folder 6 Barn owls, 1971-1974. Correspondence and news paper clippings concerning the reintroduction of barn owls in the towers of the Smithsonian Building.

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Folder 7 Batty, Joseph H., c. 1949-1956. Examination of collected data regarding birds in Panama. (Accession 07-077)

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Folder 8 Bermuda fossil birds, 1956-1960. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's work identifying fossil bird bones collected in Bermuda. Correspondents include William H. Sutcliffe, Jr., and David Wingate.

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Folder 9 Bikini Atoll. Specimen lists and photographs of birds, 1946-1947.

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Folder 10 Bird banding records, 1915-1916. Consists mostly of records kept during Wetmore's field research in Utah, 1915-1916. Includes manuscript of "Migration Records from Wild Ducks and other Birds Banded in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah," U. S. Dept. Agric., Dept. Bull. no. 1145, May 10, 1923.

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Folder 11 Cuba, 1900, 1932-1934, 1937, 1940, 1945-1950, 1970, and undated. Includes correspondence, notes, drafts of manuscripts, reprints, and related materials mostly concerning the birds of Cuba. Correspondents include Thomas Barbour.

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Box 228

Folders 1-2 Diagnostic classification. Specimen lists and notes used in Wetmore's, "A Systematic Classification for the Birds of the World." Originally published in 1930, with five revisions.

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Folder 3 Dovekie. Manuscript, "The Generic Name for the Dovekie or Little Auk," by Wetmore and George E. Watson, 1968.

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Folder 4 Fiji. Specimen lists, 1923-1924, and undated.

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Folder 5 Florida fossil birds, circa 1927-1931, and undated. Includes specimen lists; notes; photographs; plates from his "Avifauna of the Pleistocene in Florida," Smiths. Misc. Coll., vol. 85, no. 2, 13 April 1931; and a speech, "The Bird-Life of Ancient Florida," given before the annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, 23 October 1930.

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Folder 6 North American Fossil Birds, 1933 (Accession 05-045)

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Folder 7 Fossil bird eggs. Photographs, undated.

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Folder 8 Fossil feathers. Photographs, undated.

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Folder 9 Georgia fossil birds, 1965-1967. Notes, specimen lists, and a manuscript, "Pleistocene Aves from Ladds, Georgia," Bull. Georgia Acad. Sci., vol. 25, no. 3, June 1967.

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Folder 10 Guajira (Colombia). Correspondence, 1941-1942, 1945, 1949.

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Folder 11 _________________. Specimen lists and notes, 1941-1943, and undated.

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Folder 12 _________________. Published materials.

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Folder 13 _________________. Maps.

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Box 229

Folder 1 Haiti. Journal of William Louis Abbott, circa 1918-1919.

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Folder 2 _____. Correspondence between William Louis Abbott and Charles Wallace Richmond concerning Abbott's field work, 1916-1922. Originals and copies.

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Folder 3 _____. Specimen lists and notes of William Louis Abbott on Haitian flora and fauna, circa 1916-1928. Originals and copies.

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Folder 4 _____. Correspondence, 1929-1930, 1966. Correspondents include Glover Morrill Allen, Arthur J. Poole, and Emery Clarence Leonard.

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Folder 5 _____. Specimen lists and notes, 1927, 1929, and undated.

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Folder 6 _____. Maps.

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Folder 7 _____. Journal of Watson M. Perrygo, 1928-1929.

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Folder 8 _____. Photographs, 1927, and undated. Consists mostly of photographs from Wetmore's 1927 expedition to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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Folder 9 _____. Plates from "Additional Notes on the Birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic," by Wetmore and Frederick C. Lincoln, Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus., vol. 82, Art. 25, 4 Dec 1933.

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Folder 10 _____. Published materials.

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Folder 11 Haitian cave specimen drawings, undated

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Folder 12 Hawaiian bird reservations. Maps and charts, undated.

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Box 230

Folder 1 Hawaiian bird reservations. Publications.

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Folder 2 Insecticides, 1929, 1932

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Folder 3 Irrisor. Notes and drawings, 1923-1924.

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Folder 4 Ivory-bill woodpecker, 1968. Correspondence with George Heinzman concerning his discovery of Ivory-bill woodpecker feathers in Florida.

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Folder 5 Jamaica. Publications.

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Folder 6 Johnston Island, 1931, 1964, 1969, and undated. Includes a manuscript, "A Scientific Survey of Johnston Island." Apparently unpublished.

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Folder 7 Land birds of the Washington region, circa 1930s. Lists, notes, maps, published materials, and a manuscript (apparently unpublished).

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Folder 8 Lee Creek Project, 1973, 1975-1976, and undated. Includes a typescript copy of "A Preliminary Survey of a Late Miocene Marine Avifauna from Lee Creek, North Carolina," by Wetmore and Storrs L. Olson.

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Folder 9 Manuscripts, 1927, 1967-1968, 1971-1972. Correspondence with journals and publishers concerning the publication of Wetmore's articles and reviews.

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Folder 10 Maryland bird records, 1931, 1937, 1968

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Folder 11 The Migration of Birds, 1924-1930, 1934-1935, 1937, 1939. Correspondence concerning a series of lectures presented by Wetmore at the Lowell Institute, 1925, and their subsequent publication by the Harvard University Press.

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Folder 12 ________________, 1926. Page proof and figures, pp. 1-102.

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Box 231

Folder 1 The Migration of Birds, 1926. Page proof and figures, pp. 103-217.

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Folder 2 Migration of birds. Notes on a new theory, 1917.

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Folder 3 Migration of birds in South America. Notes, undated.

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Folder 4 Migratory bird cases, 1919-1924, 1928-1929, 1946, and undated. Mostly concerns Wetmore's work identifying birds taken in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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Folder 5 Montserrat, West Indies. Specimen lists and notes, 1924, and undated.

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Folder 6 Notes and specimen lists from Biological Survey research, 1912-1924

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Folder 7 Olduvai avian fossil material, 1962-1963, 1967-1968, 1976. Correspondence concerning Wetmore's study of avian fossils excavated by Louis S. B. Leakey. Correspondents include Leakey, Mary D. Leakey, and William Pierce Brodkorb.

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Folder 8 Pacific Islands. Specimen lists and publications, 1972, and undated.

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Folder 9 Panama, 1953-1954, 1964, 1973, and undated

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Folder 10 Paracutin Volcano, 1943-1945. Reports on and photographs of the eruption of the Mexican volcano.

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Folder 11 Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930. Diaries of Watson M. Perrygo and Lee H. Parish (copy).

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Folder 12 _________________. Photographs.

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Folder 13 _________________. Plates from "Birds Collected in Cuba and Haiti by the Parish-Smithsonian Expedition of 1930," Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus., vol. 81, art. 2, 22 July 1932.

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Folder 1 Pinchot South Seas Expedition, 1929. Notes and photographs.

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Folder 2 Plummers Island, Maryland. Check-list of birds, 1967.

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Folder 3 Popular manual of bird study. Notes, undated.

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Folder 4 Puerto Rico. Correspondence, 1912-1913, 1921-1924, 1939-1940. Correspondents include Ludlow Griscom and Frederick A. Potts.

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Folder 5 ___________. Manuscript, "Puerto Rico," circa 1940. Apparently unpublished.

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Folder 6 ___________. Maps.

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Folder 7 ___________. Notebook, "Notes on Porto Rican Birds," undated (probably 1911-1912).

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Folder 8 ___________. Publications.

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Folder 9 ___________. Specimen lists and notes, circa 1911-1912, and undated.

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Folder 10 Rallidae. Specimen lists, notes, and drawings, undated.

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Folder 11 Rhynchopsitta. Notes and drawings, 1918, and undated.

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Folder 12 Smithsonian Scientific Series. Photographs used in Warm-Blooded Vertebrates, pt. 1, "Birds," 1931. Most of the photographs are from Wetmore's field work in Argentina, 1920.

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Folder 13 Snowy Owls, 1926-1927. Correspondence concerning a large migration of snowy owls to the Mid-Atlantic region during the winter of 1926-1927.

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Box 233

Folder 1 Spain. Manuscript, "Through the Cantabrian Mountains of Northern Spain," 1931. Apparently intended for publication in National Geographic.

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Folder 2 _____. Publications.

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Folder 3 Spanish lessons, 1940, and undated

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Folder 4 Symposium, "The Panama Biota: Some Observations Prior to a Sea-Level Canal," 4 March 1971, National Museum of Natural History. Includes a copy of Wetmore's paper on the birds of Panama.

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Folder 5 Trogonidae. Notes and drawings, 1917-1918, and undated.

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Folders 6-7 Unpublished manuscripts, speeches, and radio talks, 1922, 1926-1928, 1934-1942, 1945-1957, 1962, 1967, 1972

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Box 234

Folder 1 Unpublished manuscripts, speeches, and radio talks, undated

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Folder 2 Utah. Notes, specimen lists, and publications, undated.

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Folders 3-5 ____. Report on the birds of Utah, circa 1916. Apparently unpublished.

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Folder 6 Veracruz. Manuscript, in Spanish, "Observaciones sobre la Ornitologia de la zona sur de Veracruz, Mexico"; notes; maps; photographs; copies of field notes and collecting data of Edward William Nelson and Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr.; and published materials, circa 1940, and undated.

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Folder 7 Virginia bird records, 1933-1938, 1967-1968, and undated

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Series 16

Diplomas, Certificates, and Awards, 1901-1970, and undated, with Related Materials from 1876.

Arranged Alphabetically

Box 235

Folder 1 Acacia Fraternity. Membership, circa 1910.

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Folder 2 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Membership, 26 April 1917.

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Folder 3 __________________. Fellow, 24 April 1927.

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Folder 4 __________________. Fifty Year Member, 2 November 1967.

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Folder 5 American Society of Mammalogists. Life membership, 13 September 1928.

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Folder 6 Anteaters Association. Membership, 1 November 1951.

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Folder 7 Aububon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States. Paul Bartsch Award, 1 October 1964.

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Folder 8 Biological Society of Washington. Life membership, 31 March 1932.

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Folder 9 Bird Fanciers Association of New York. Honorary membership, 9 June 1944.

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Folder 10 California Academy of Sciences. Honorary membership, 17 January 1946.

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Folder 11 Cooper Ornithological Society. Honorary member ship, 1956.

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Folder 12 Domain of Neptunus Rex, 10 June 1920

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Folder 13 Explorers Club. Membership, 15 December 1927.

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Folder 14 George Washington University, Omicron Delta Kappa. Membership, 4 May 1950.

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Folder 15 __________________. Alumni Achievement Award, 13 May 1945.

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Folder 16 George Washington University. Alumni Service Award, 9 May 1962.

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Folder 17 _________________. Alumni Association life membership, undated.

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Folder 18 Herpetologists League. Honorary Fellow, 14 November 1946.

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Folder 19 National Geographic Society. Membership, 18 January 1927.

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Folder 20 National Speleological Society. Fellow, 20 June 1967.

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Folder 21 New York Academy of Sciences. Membership, 5 February 1940.

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Folder 22 Research Corporation. Certificate of Gratitude, 10 February 1953.

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Folder 23 Ripon College. Honorary Doctor of Science degree, 6 June 1959.

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Folder 24 Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences. Fellow, 3 May 1945.

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Folder 25 Smithsonian Institution. Forty years of service, 9 July 1963.

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Folder 26 Sociedad Cubana de Historia Natural Felipe Poey. Honorary membership, 1938.

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Folder 27 Sociedade Protectora dos Animaes de Santos e Sao Vicente, 4 October 1926

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Folder 28 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Honorary life membership, 31 October 1961.

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Folder 29 United States Department of State. Certificate of membership, Organizing Committee for the Inter-American Conference on Conservation of Renewable Natural Resources, Denver, September 1948.

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Folder 30 __________________. Certificate of membership, United States delegation to the X International Ornithological Congress, Uppsala, Sweden, June 1950.

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Folder 31 U.S.S. Valley Forge. Honorary crewman, undated.

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Folder 32 University of Kansas. Certificate of Graduation, 18 January 1912.

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Folder 33 _________________. Life membership, 31 May 1935.

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Folder 34 _________________. Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, 9 June 1941.

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Folder 35 _________________. Gold Medal Club, undated.

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Folder 36 University of Wisconsin. Honorary Doctor of Science degree, 25 May 1946.

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Folder 37 Washington Academy of Sciences. Membership, 25 March 1918.

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Folder 38 Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Honorary membership, 1946.

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Folder 39 "Wright Flyer." Original fabric from the Wright Flyer and a certificate of authenticity, undated.

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Folder 40 Zoological Society of London. Corresponding membership, 1927.

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Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales. Membership, 1942.

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Academia de Ciencias Fisicas, Matematicas y Naturales (Caracas, Venezuela). Corresponding member, 1970.

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Academy of Medicine of Washington, D. C. Membership, 6 June 1946.

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Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Corresponding member, 8 June 1926.

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American Ornithologists' Union. Honorary President, undated.

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American Philosophical Society. Membership, 25 April 1930.

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Centre College of Kentucky. Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, 15 November 1947.

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Cooper Ornithological Society. Life membership, undated.

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Explorers Club. Explorers Club Medal, 2 November 1962

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Explorers Club. Honorary membership, 5 April 1948.

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George Washington University. Honorary Doctor of Science degree, 22 February 1932.

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George Washington University. Certificate of appreciation for his service as President of the Alumni Association, 1950.

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Grade School diploma, Sauk County (WI) Public Schools, 3 June 1901

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National Academy of Sciences. Membership, 24 April 1945.

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National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Membership, 20 January 1945.

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National Audubon Society. Life membership, 21 October 1929.

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Orden de Merito, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, Cuba, 1948

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Royal Hungarian Institute of Ornithology. Honorary membership, 1929, 1939. Two diplomas.

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Sociedad de Ciencias Naturales Caldas (Medellin, Colombia). Unidentified certificate, undated.

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Sociedad Ornitologica del Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Membership, 16 July 1920.

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Societe Nationale d'Acclimitation de France. Isidore Geoffroy St. Hilaire Medal, 1926.

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Society of the Sigma Xi. Membership, 18 April 1929.

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United States Department of State. U. S. Delegate, VIII International Ornithological Congress, May 1934.

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United States Department of State. Chairman of the U.S. delegation, IX International Ornithological Congress, March 1938.

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United States Department of State. U.S. Representative on the Inter-American Commission of Experts on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation, 6 September 1939.

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United States Department of State. Secretary General, Eighth American Scientific Congress, Washington, D. C., May 1940.

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United States Department of State. United States Delegate, Eighth American Scientific Congress, May 1940.

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Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Instituto del Museo. Corresponding member, 17 September 1936.

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Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. Honorary life membership, 26 May 1962.

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Oversize

High School diploma, Montgomery County, Kansas, 19 May 1905

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Bachelor of Arts diploma, University of Kansas, 18 January 1912

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Master of Science diploma, George Washington University, 7 June 1916

Oversize

Doctor of Philosophy diploma, George Washington University, 23 February 1920

Oversize

Nelson F. Wetmore (Father). Miscellaneous medical diplomas, 1876, 1888-1889, 1893, 1899.

Oversize

Series 17

Typescript copies of John Xantus Correspondence, circa 1930s.

This series consists of typescript copies of correspondence written by John Xantus to Spencer F. Baird detailing his collecting activities in Lower California, 1857-1861. The typescripts were prepared by Wetmore's secretary, Louise M. Pearson in the late 1930s.

The original Xantus letters can be found in the Smithsonian Archives, Record Unit 7212.

Box 237

Folder 1 February 1857 - April 1858

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Folder 2 April 1858 - February 1859

Box 237 of 240

Folder 3 March 1859 - December 1860

Box 237 of 240

Folder 4 January 1861 - October 1878

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Series 18

Additional Materials.

Most of these materials were added to this collection after processing and are filed in the following boxes.

Box 238

Original motion pictures removed from Box 210.

National Geographic Society Barro Colorado Island film, circa 1950. Two reels, color, 16mm.

Box 238 of 240

Box 239

Card Indexes. Includes card index of Alexander Wetmore's professional memberships with notations as to "promotions" or committee assignments; and mailing list (maintained on 3x5 cards for the distribution of Wetmore's publications).

Box 239 of 240

Medal. Includes a list of Wetmore medals and medals from the Congreso Iberoamericano de Ornitologia, 1983; and the Paul Bartsch Award, 1964.

Box 239 of 240

Box 240

Miscellaneous Photographs and Clippings

Box 240 of 240

Notes on Amphibia

Box 240 of 240

"Best Wishes to Alexander Wetmore." An autograph book given to Wetmore for his 28 years at the Smithsonian upon his retirement in 1952.

Box 240 of 240

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