Smithsonian-Bredin Society Islands Expedition, 1957: correspondence. Includes correspondence of J. Bruce Bredin, Leonard Carmichael, James McConnaughey, and John E. Randall

ID: SIA RU007231

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1950s

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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Creator

  • Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
  • Bredin, J. Bruce
  • Carmichael, Leonard
  • McConnaughey, James
  • Randall, John E.
  • Smithsonian-Bredin Society Islands Expedition, 1957

Abstract

The correspondence documents Waldo Schmitt's work with the Smithsonian-Bredin Society Islands Expedition, 1957. Letters describe progress reports to J. Bruce Bredin, detailing destinations, collecting activities, dredging, and fish collecting (fish poisoning to obtain selection of fauna common to specific reefs), descriptions of shoreline terrain per island, observed wildlife. These include dates. Other correspondence relates to travel arrangements, vessel used, and staffing. Includes correspondence of J. Bruce Bredin, Leonard Carmichael, James McConnaughey, and John E. Randall. Locations are numerous and through out the Socieyt islands [Îles de la Société] of Frnech Polynesia.

Date Range

1956-1957

Start Date

Dec 17, 2017

End Date

Dec 17, 2017

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Topic

  • Ichthyology
  • Zoology
  • Marine biology

Place

  • Tuamotu Islands
  • Société, Îles de la
  • French Polynesia

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 108