Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1958 : notes from the diary of Carl N. Shuster, Jr.

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Creator

  • Sáenz Fety, Gabriel
  • Schuster, Jr., Carl N.
  • Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expeditions (1956-1959)

Abstract

These are notes compiled by Waldo Schmitt from the diary of Carl N. Shuster, Jr. from the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1958. Schuster worked for the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Delaware. Entries are dated. Includes details about daily activities, movies of locations shot, locations visited, types of specimens collected (listed per site usually by common or scientific name), anchorages, and station numbers visited and descriptions of environment and work completed at location. Sometimes entries are broken up by topic in order to describe subject matter of motion picture film and/or photos shot. Includes a separate loose sheets with editor's note and draft of letter. Locations in the Caribbean include but are not limited to Saint Thomas, Tortola, Guana, Virgin Gorda and Anguilla.

Date Range

1958

Start Date

1958

End Date

1958

Access Information

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Topic

  • Zoology
  • Crustacea
  • Crustaceans

Place

  • Tortola
  • Saint Thomas
  • Anguilla
  • Guana Island
  • Virgin Gorda
  • Caribbean Sea

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 110