Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1959 : correspondence

ID: SIA RU007231


Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1958-1959

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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  • Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
  • Amos, William H.
  • Bredin, J. Bruce
  • Carmichael, Leonard
  • Cowan, Richard Sumner
  • Darsie, Jr., Richard F.
  • Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expeditions (1956-1959)


The correspondence documents Waldo Schmitt's work during the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1959. There are references to slides, photographs and film from the expedition. Includes a photograph (portrait) of Waldo Schmitt. Schmitt includes progress reports to J. Bruce Bredin. Subject matter covers expedition logistics; permission of use for expedition images; selection of participating scientists and their specialties; and lectures relating to expedition. Includes correspondence of William H. Amos, J. Bruce Bredin, Leonard Carmichael, Richard Sumner Cowan, Richard F. Darsie, Jr., C. John Finlay, Desmond V. Nicholson, and Alvina S. Schmitt (Mrs. Waldo LaSalle).

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Caribbean Sea


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Black-and-white photographs

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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 110