Panama, 1946 : to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, inspect the San Jose Project of 1944, and collect bird specimens in Darien. Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo, Correspondence, photographs and photographic notes, expense records, travel notes, reference materials, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf and Louise M. Pearson

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Abstract

In 1946, Wetmore went to the Canal Zone Biological Area, to inspect the San Jose Project of 1944, and collect bird specimens in Darien. He was assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Includes correspondence, photographs and photographic notes, expense records, travel notes, reference materials, and memorabilia relating to these efforts. Wetmore's collecting in the Canal Zone was done via Jaque Auxiliary Airfield and Albrook Field, Panama. Correspondence includes personal exchanges with several military members with whom he worked and their families during his collecting in the area. Additional correspondence details specific specimens, their preparation and transport; and field notes that also list related photographs taken. In addition, correspondence discusses a request for Smithsonian observers of atomic bomb testing post-world war II; passing of Smithsonian's budget; and a reference guide on Use of Insect Repellents and Miticides from USDA. Correspondents include John Enos Graf and Louise M. Pearson.

Date Range

1944-1946

Start Date

1944

End Date

1946

Access Information

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Panama
  • Darien
  • Canal Zone
  • Jaqué

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Black-and-white photographs

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 3