Panama, 1947 : 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, expense records, travel notes, newsclippings, and film notes; Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Of special interest is a letter from Wetmore to H. R. Harmon (12 June 1947) which contains a report on the expedition

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Creator

  • Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
  • Graf, John Enos

Alternate Title

Panama, 1947

Abstract

This is a collection of correspondence, expense records, travel notes, news clippings, and film notes, lists of supplies documenting Wetmore's visit 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 with military officials in the area of Albrook Field, with whom Wetmore works to gain access to the collecting sites. Correspondents include John Enos Graf. Of special interest is a letter from Wetmore to H. R. Harmon (12 June 1947) which contains a report on the expedition on Rio Pavarondo and Jaqué River. Includes a letter from a doctor with a list of medicines and medical supplies recommended for the trip.

Date Range

1944-1947

Start Date

1944

End Date

1947

Access Information

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Topic

  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Panama
  • Darien

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • clippings (information artifacts)

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 4