Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1960 : manuscript "The 1960 Smithsonian-Bredin Mayaland Expedition," by Waldo LaSalle Schmitt (Unpublished)

ID: SIA RU007231


Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1960

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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  • Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
  • Smithsonian-Bredin Expedition to Yucatan (1960)


The manuscript by Waldo Schmitt (unpublished) covers the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1960 and is titled, "The 1960 Smithsonian-Bredin Mayaland Expedition". The manuscript provides a detailed, chronological description of events, locations and anchorages visited, reasons for changes in itinerary, types of specimens collected and descriptions (i.e. jellyfish and insects), observations of mangrove swamps, Mayan ruins, weather, and historic background. Includes locations Ascension Bay [Bahía de la Ascensión] and Cozumel Island.

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  • Zoology
  • Plants
  • Entomology
  • Botany


  • Yucatán, Península de
  • Mexico
  • Ascensión, Bahía de la
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Cozumel, Isla de


  • 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 112