Smithsonian-Bredin Society Islands Expedition, 1957 : manuscript on expedition by Waldo LaSalle Schmitt (unpublished)

ID: SIA RU007231

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1957

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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The unpublished manuscript by Waldo LaSalle Schmitt documents the work completed during the Smithsonian-Bredin Society Islands Expedition, 1957. Discusses members of the expedition and their backgrounds, the earthquake in San Francisco, California in 1957, distances traveled and details about locations visited. The manuscript is organized chronologically. Details collecting activities with descriptions of locations and specimens gathered, local food eaten, descriptions of the crew and participants, annual dance festival, and spiny lobsters as food and specimens. Includes multiple locations through out French Polynesia Society Islands [Îles de la Société] and Tuamotu Islands including Huahine, Raiatea, Makatea, Bora-Bora, and Tahiti.

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  • Marine Biology
  • Zoology
  • Marine biology


  • Bora-Bora
  • Makatea
  • Raiatea
  • Huahine
  • Tuamotu Islands
  • Moorea
  • Société, Îles de la
  • Tahiti
  • French Polynesia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

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Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 109