Correspondence and notes concerning Bureau of Fisheries investigations conducted in 1916-1917 by William W. Welsh in Texas

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Correspondence, journal extracts, telegrams, and notes document Bureau of Fisheries investigations conducted in 1916-1917 by William W. Welsh in Texas. The investigation was made at the request of congressmen from Texas and concerned the feasibility of establishing and expanding the fishery business in Texas. Includes illustrations of fish and sharks. Includes extracts from Welsh's observations about shrimp industries of coastal Mississippi and Texas. Correspondence covers progress of work of the Schooner Grampus along the American coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Letters from Welsh discuss observations of shrimp and harvests, daily work, and travel issues. Also contains a letter describing of coastal waters of Maine and Chesapeake Bay, and a request for investigations along coast of North Carolina. Locations include Galveston, Aransas Pass, and Port Arthur, Texas; Pass a Loutres, Louisiana; and Gulfport, Mississippi.

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  • Ichthyology
  • Fishing industry


  • Gulfport
  • Port Arthur
  • Mississippi
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Aransas Pass
  • Galveston


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007187

Collection name

Isaac Ginsburg Papers, circa 1911-1919, 1924-1958

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 7 Folder 2