Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1958 : correspondence

ID: SIA RU007231

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1957-1958

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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Abstract

The correspondence documents Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1958. Letters to Bredin and Alvina Schmitt give descriptions of expedition progress. Letters to Bredin include arrangements of vessel to be used in expedition; identification of specimens; personal details about family; expedition logistics; bats, insect, reptile, amphibian, fish, and shell specimens and descriptions of surrounding environments; and expenses. Locations in the Caribbean includes the islands Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Thomas, and Tortola. There is official correspondence in Dutch. Includes correspondence of J. Bruce Bredin, Fenner A. Chace, Jr., C. John Finlay, Desmond V. Nicholson, Alvina S. Schmitt (Mrs. Waldo LaSalle), and Carl N. Shuster, Jr.

Date Range

1957-1958

Start Date

1957

End Date

1958

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Topic

Zoology

Place

  • Barbuda
  • Tortola
  • Saint Thomas
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Antigua

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 109