Field notes made by Marsh on the Smithsonian Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1912

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Abstract

These are the field notes of Charles Dwight Marsh from the Smithsonian Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1912. Also includes letter from John R. Downes to Marsh (February 12, 1912). Includes a transcript. The notebook is on plankton; algae sampling is ordered by specimen number with varying degrees of description. Usually includes type, location, and date. Sometimes includes description of vegetation in collecting environment, type of body of water, and method of storage. Locations in Panama include Catun Lake, Trinidad River, Chilibre River, and Rio Grande.

Date Range

1912

Start Date

1912

End Date

1912

Access Information

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Topic

  • Plankton
  • Algae
  • Invertebrates

Place

  • Chilibre, Río
  • Panama
  • Trinidad, Río
  • Canal Zone
  • Rio Grande

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007260

Collection name

United States National Museum Collected Manuscripts, Correspondence, Drawings, Photographs, and Notes on Invertebrate Zoology, 1871-1951 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 3A Folder 12