Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey, 1962-1963 : correspondence, 1962-1966

ID: SIA RU007231

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1962-1966

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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Abstract

Correspondence documents work that was completed during the Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey, 1962-1963. Correspondence covers 1962-1966. Subject matter covers expenses, locations resided enroute to Antarctica, invitation to Smithsonian to send staff to Department of Defense sites in Antarctica as part of the US exchange representative program, ongoing business at the Smithsonian, fieldwork, and copies of his field notes (may include station numbers). Includes a letter detailing analysis results relating to specimens collected; attached is a list stating location, station numbers, specimen's scientific name, and quantity. Locations include Anvers Island, Argentine Island, Paradise Harbor, Gamma Island, Discovery Bay, and Wiencke Island among others. Includes correspondence of Fenner A. Chace, Jr. and Alvina S. Schmitt (Mrs. Waldo LaSalle).

Date Range

1962-1966

Start Date

1962

End Date

1966

Access Information

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Topic

Zoology

Place

  • Palmer Land
  • Anvers Island
  • Antarctica

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 114