Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1956 : diary, March 2 - April 18, 1956

ID: SIA RU007231

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1956

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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The diary documents Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1956. Diary covers March 2 - April 18, 1956. Entries are dated and journal style; intermittent entries listing dates, time of day, and activities, including anchoring, collecting, and destinations, in blue pen. Subject matter includes descriptions of modes of transportation, accommodations, weather, collecting materials for Dr. Foshag, locations where collected crustaceans, descriptions of terrain, interactions between participants and local inhabitants, and expenses. Locations include numerous islands in the Caribbean, not limited to Grenada, Trinidad, Redonda, Grenadines, Saint Lucia, and Antigua. In back of diary is a list of locations and dates (rough itinerary).

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 02, 1956

End Date

Apr 18, 1956

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  • Crustacea
  • Zoology
  • Shrimp
  • Crustaceans


  • Salines, Point
  • Redonda
  • Saint Croix
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidad
  • Grenadine Islands
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Grenada
  • Antigua


  • 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 107