Presidential Cruise of 1938 : notes, papers, memoranda, and related materials regarding the scientific results of the cruise (2 of 2)

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Notes, papers, memoranda, and related materials document Waldo Schmitt's participation in the Presidential Cruise of 1938. Materials cover the scientific results of the cruise. Subject matter includes collected sponges; list of fishes collected (common and scientific name, where collected, and sometimes specimen characteristics); a progress report on the Presidential Cruise detailing locations and types of specimens collected and anchorages; related publications; botanical specimens and discoveries; and note cards indicating quantities caught per location. Sites include Galapagos Islands [Archipiélago de Colón], Panama, Old Providence Island [Isla de Providencia], and Mexico (Cedros Island, Magdalena Bay [Bahía Magdalena, Isla Cedros, Socorro Island [Isla Socorro]).

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  • Zoology
  • Ichthyology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Colón, Archipiélago de
  • Ecuador
  • Socorro, Isla
  • Magdalena, Bahía
  • Clipperton Island
  • Panama
  • Providencia, Isla de
  • Mexico
  • Cedros, Isla


  • 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