Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey, 1962-1963 : miscellaneous notes

ID: SIA RU007231

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Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1962-1963

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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Creator

  • Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
  • Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey (1962-1963)

Abstract

The Waldo Schmitt's miscellaneous notes are from his work during the Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey, 1962-1963. Many of the notes relate to judging the suitability of sites for collecting, conditions during collecting, and dates of these observations. Some notes consist of lists, others are journal style in structure. Many have related dates. Some notes include citations or brief summaries of 19th and 20th century collecting/expedition history of the area. Locations discussed often include not just islands but also their bays, coves, and harbors. Includes notes on Deception Island, memo of procedures for aboard USS Staten Island (AGB-5), program notes on criteria for site selection, and map indicating selected sites of interest. These include South Shetland Islands, Hope Bay, Snow Hill-Cape Longing, D. De Gerlache Strait,E. Grandidier Channel, F. Marin Darbel Bay, and Adelaide Island.

Date Range

1962-1963

Start Date

1962

End Date

1963

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Topic

Zoology

Place

  • Antarctica
  • South Shetland Islands
  • Palmer Land
  • Deception Island
  • Adelaide Island

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 114