Presidential Cruise of 1938 : correspondence, correspondents include Lucile McCain, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Alexander Wetmore

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The correspondence relates to the work of Waldo Schmitt during the Presidential Cruise of 1938. Correspondence covers the initial planning, specimen collecting and publication relating to collecting during the trip. Several letters refer to specimens desired or collected from specific islands, photographs taken, and overall descriptions of total collecting efforts during the cruise. Correspondents include Lucile McCain, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Alexander Wetmore. Includes a mention of collecting in Coco Island [Isla de Coco] in Costa Rica. There are also materials relating to a possible collecting trip to Alaska in the 1940's.

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  • Zoology
  • Ichthyology


  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Coco, Isla del
  • Costa Rica


  • 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


Box 95