Panama, 1948 : to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and to collect bird specimens in Herrera and Los Santos; Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo; correspondence, news clippings, expense records, film notes, travel notes, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, and James Zetek; of special interest is a letter from Wetmore to Willis H. Hale (6 May 1948) which contains a report on the expedition

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Abstract

Correspondence, itinerary, news clippings, expense records, list of supplies, film notes, travel notes, and memorabilia document Alexander Wetmore's visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and to collect bird specimens in Herrera and Los Santos in 1948. 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, Louise M. Pearson, and James Zetek. Of special interest is a letter from Wetmore to Willis H. Hale (6 May 1948) which contains a report on the expedition; the letter details water supply, native food, the area's dry season, and travel challenges. Additionally there are letters referring to improvements to the Barro Colorado Island Laboratory; Smithsonian budget issues; and the Wright Flyer.

Date Range

1948

Start Date

1948

End Date

1948

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Wright Flyer (Airplane)
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Barro Colorado
  • Herrera, Provincia de
  • Panama
  • Canal Zone
  • Los Santos

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Itineraries
  • 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 5