Smithsonian-Hartford West Indies Expedition, 1937 : diary, March 3 - April 17, 1937, original, volume 1

ID: SIA RU007231

Creator: Smithsonian-Hartford West Indies Expedition, 1937 : diary, March 3 - May 12, 1937, original (two volumes) and typed copy (1 of 2)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1937

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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Abstract

Volume 1 of Waldo Schmitt's diary documents his work during the Smithsonian-Hartford West Indies Expedition, 1937. The dates cover March 3 - April 17, 1937. Subject matter covers travel details; issues procuring vessels; interactions with local inhabitants; specimen collecting (dredging); types of specimens collected; list of individual crew members; temperatures and weather; descriptions of communities encountered; interactions with expedition participants; visit to the Citadel; and oyster beds near Saba Island. Locations in the West Indies include the vicinity of the islands of Nassau, Tortuga, Saint Thomas, and Saba.

Date Range

1937

Start Date

Mar 03, 1937

End Date

Apr 17, 1937

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Topic

Zoology

Place

  • Nassau, Isla
  • West Indies
  • Saint Thomas
  • Saba
  • Tortuga, Isla

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 92