Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition to the East Coast of South America, 29 July, 1925 - 9 September 1926 (Vol. 1)

ID: SIA RU007231

Creator: Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition to the East Coast of South America, 1925-1926 : Diary, 3 volumes, July 29, 1925 - February 1, 1926 (1 of 3)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1925-1926

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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Creator

  • Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
  • Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition (1925-1927)

Alternate Title

Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition to the East Coast of South America, 1925-1926 : Diary, 3 volumes, July 29, 1925 - February 1, 1926 (1 of 3)

Abstract

Waldo Schmitt was a recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship. The diary (volume 1 of 3) documents work during the Scholarship funded Expedition to the East Coast of South America, 1925-1926. It covers July 29, 1925 - September 9, 1926. Entries are dated and details cover period from departure from Washington, DC. Subject matter discusses expenses, daily activities (personal and professional), interactions and activities with other travelers, observations of local crustaceans, and dealing with local authorities. Portion of the entries are data including latitude and longitude positions, speed, distance and days traveled. In the back of the journal is data on salinity by latitude, currents, air and water temperatures (readings taken every 4 hours for August 1 - August 9).

Date Range

1925-1926

Start Date

Jul 29, 1925

End Date

Sep 09, 1926

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Topic

  • Zoology
  • Crustacea
  • Crustaceans

Place

  • South America
  • Brazil

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 76 Folder 14