Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition (1925-1927)

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Description

Under the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship, Dr. Waldo Schmitt conducted an extensive study of the crustacean fauna of South America. From August 1925 to February 1926, he collected along eastern South America from Brazil south of Buenos Aires. Locations included sites in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay. The scholarship was initially established by a bequest of Virginia Purdy Bacon, of New York, to the Smithsonian Institution in 1919, to create a scholarship that would fund study of fauna in countries other than the United States. Recipients were designated by the institution, and scholarships were to be given for periods of no less than two years.

Source

  • Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents. (1917). Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1921. Washington D.C. : Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved from http://biodiversitylibrary.org/item/33424#page/21/mode/1up
  • Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents. (1926). Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1926. Washington D.C. : Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved from http://biodiversitylibrary.org/item/53776#page/26/mode/1up

Date Range

1925 - 1927

Topic

Zoology

Place

  • South America
  • Ecuador
  • Falkland Islands
  • Juan Fernández, Archipiélago
  • Rio Negro
  • Uruguay
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Peru

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