William Louis Abbott Botanical Explorations of Haiti (1919-1920)

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Description

The Botanical Explorations of Haiti expedition consisted of three trips with the purpose of collecting unique specimens of mammals, birds and plants for the United States National Museum (USNM). The first trip, February to June 1919, explored the Samana Bay Region and the mountains in the vicinity of Sanchez and Constanza. The second trip, July to October 1919, explored the Samana Peninsula, Sosua, and the Islets of Saona and Catalina. On the third trip, February to July 1920, Emery C. Leonard (USNM, Division of Plants) accompanied William Louis Abbott. Together they explored Port au Prince, St. Marc, Gonave Island, Lake Saumatre and Fond Parisien. This expedition is also referred to as the Santo Domingo and Haiti Expedition.

Source

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1920, pages 22-23, 44 Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1920, pages 43-47
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1919, page 114 Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1919, pages 34-36

Date Range

1919 - 1920

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Haiti
  • Dominican Republic

Form/Genre

Expedition name