Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955 : miscellaneous notes (1 of 4)

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Creator

  • Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
  • Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition (1955)

Abstract

Includes assorted notes about collecting various types of specimens and requests of Smithsonian departments during the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955, led by Waldo Schmitt. Includes volcanic samples for Dr. Foshag, insects (not mites) with locations and quantities noted, numbered list of film with descriptions, drafts of correspondence, dated notes about destinations and meetings with colleagues (including names and specialties), weather, and distances traveled. Includes extensive description of visit to volcanic evidence near Lake Kivu (Mount Nyamuragira [Volcan Nyamulagira]) including descriptions of fissures, eruptions, and history of area. Some notes appear to be part of a draft of report or publication. Includes calendar. Locations in the Democratic Republic of Congo include Lake [Lac] Kivu and Mount [Volcan] Nyamulagira.

Date Range

1955

Start Date

1955

End Date

1955

Access Information

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Topic

  • Volcanos
  • Zoology
  • Mineralogy

Place

  • Kivu, Lac
  • Nyamulagira, Volcan
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 105