Panama, 1944 : to inspect the experimental work of the Chemical Warfare Service, United States Army, on San Jose Island and make natural history collections for the USNM. Assisted by Joseph P. E. Morrison, Correspondence, expense records, permits, and vaccination certificates. Correspondents include Morrison, John Enos Graf, Harry W. Dorsey, Louise M. Pearson, and Frank M. Setzler

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Abstract

The folder is a collection of correspondence, expense records, vaccination records, lists of supplies, and permits compiled by Alexander Wetmore in 1944. Letters discuss acquisitions, preparation, and transport of specimens, specifically from Panama. Additionally it demonstrates on-going relationships with military officials worked with during the course of the war. There are good number of letters detailing the steps and circumstances around specimens being collected, i.e. bait, preparation, storage, and required equipment. Specifically covers efforts by JPE Morrison to inspect the experimental work of the Chemical Warfare Service, United States Army (headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana), on San José Island and make natural history collections for the USNM. Correspondents include Morrison, John Enos Graf, Harry W. Dorsey, Louise M. Pearson, and Frank M. Setzler.

Date Range

1944

Start Date

1944

End Date

1944

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • San José, Isla
  • Panama
  • Perlas, Archipiélago de las

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 153 Folder 1