Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1959 : diary, April 10 - May 2, 1959

ID: SIA RU007231

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1959

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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The diary documents Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1959. The entries cover April 10 - May 2, 1959. In the front of the book is a list of individuals and their affiliations. Entries are dated and chronological. Subject matter includes descriptions of and interactions with participants; daily activities; dredging; photographs taken; and descriptions of caves and reefs where they collected specimens. Most of the notebook is blank. Locations in the Caribbean include the vicinity of Pidgeon Island, Martinique, and Barbuda.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 10, 1959

End Date

May 02, 1959

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  • Pidgeon Island
  • Barbuda
  • Martinique
  • Caribbean Sea


  • 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 110