Hancock Pacific-Galapagos Expeditions, 1933-1935 : correspondence

ID: SIA RU007231

Creator: Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1933-1935

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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Abstract

The correspondence documents Waldo Schmitt's work during the Hancock Pacific-Galapagos Expeditions, 1933-1935. Includes official correspondence; discussion of specimen transport; dated weights and measurements of live tortoises collected; staffing for the trip; ongoing issues in the Natural History departments; Civil Works Administration workers; catalogues and processing of specimens; and expectations for future expedition efforts in the same area. Correspondents include Herbert S. Bryant, Lucile McCain, W. Charles Swett, William Randolph Taylor, Alexander Wetmore, and Fred C. Ziesenhenne.

Date Range

1933-1935

Start Date

1933

End Date

1935

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Topic

Zoology

Place

  • Colón, Archipiélago de
  • Ecuador

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 88