Personal Diaries, Kept by WLS

ID: SIA RU007231

Creator: Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1911

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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This is the personal diary kept by Waldo Schmitt on the Lower California Cruise of the Albatross, February 28 - May 9 (pp. 3 - 176) and the Chignik Biological Survey May 17 - September 11 and (pp. 177-185). Entries are dated, and include personal details of the voyage as well as information about collecting. Subject matter covers interactions with participants; daily events and narratives; his first time dredging (includes description); flora and fauna observed; accommodations; and destinations.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 11, 1911

End Date

Sep 11, 1911

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  • Crustacea
  • Zoology


  • United States
  • Baja California
  • Alaska
  • Chignik Bay
  • Tiburón, Isla


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 75 Folder 19