United States Navy Galapagos Expedition, 1942 : diary, June 8 - July 2, 1942

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The diary document Waldo Scmitt's work during the United States Navy Galapagos Expedition, 1942. Diary is enclosed with a typed copy. Includes details about supplies, contact information for colleagues, meals, interactions with Zeteks, lists birds observed, weather and environment while collecting on Coco Island, daily activities, and negotiations of facilities use and access with military. Locations include the vicinity of the Galapagos Islands[Archipiélago de Colón], islands of Melpalo and Coco.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 08, 1942

End Date

Jul 02, 1942

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  • Colón, Archipiélago de
  • Coco, Isla de
  • Ecuador
  • Malpelo, Isla de


  • 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


Box 101