Smithsonian-Hartford West Indies Expedition, 1937 : correspondence, includes correspondence of G. Huntington Hartford, Lucile McCain, and Alexander Wetmore

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Abstract

The correspondence documents Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Hartford West Indies Expedition, 1937. Correspondence covers specimens being sent to their respective departments and their identification including mineral specimens, crustaceans, fossils, insects; visits of colleagues; locations visited; anticipated collecting locations and specimen types; activities and issues at the Smithsonian; correspondence written from expedition locations; and changes in travel due to weather. In a letter to Alexander Wetmore, dated July 7, 1937, he gives a synopsis of the expedition with dates. Correspondents include G. Huntington Hartford, Lucile McCain, and Alexander Wetmore. Locations include the vicinity of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cuba; and Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Date Range

1937

Start Date

1937

End Date

1937

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Topic

  • Crustacea
  • Zoology
  • Mineralogy
  • Crustaceans

Place

  • San Juan
  • Cuba
  • Puerto Rico
  • Virgin Islands
  • West Indies
  • Saint Thomas

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 92