"Greenland Expedition of 1937," handwritten report by Robert A. Bartlett

ID: SIA RU007231

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

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1937

Citation: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

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The handwritten report "Greenland Expedition of 1937" documents Robert A. Bartlett's work for the Smithsonian Institution. The report was written to Waldo Schmitt as the Curator of Marine Invertebrates. Includes information about crew, what types of specimens they were collecting and for which institutions, and equipment (loaned by Smithsonian Institution). He details the trip from New York via Nantucket to the expedition sites, discusses changes in terrain from previous years' explorations, locations where they collected, weather and sea conditions on way to chosen locations, and types of marine life observed. Locations include the vicinity of Détroit de Northumberland, Hakluyt, and Smith Sound.

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Jun 22, 1937

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  • Détroit de Northumberland
  • Greenland
  • Hakluyt Ø
  • Smith Sound


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Reports

Accession #

SIA RU007231

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 74 Folder 10