Panama, 1949 : to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and to collect bird specimens in Chepo and other parts of Panama. Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo; Correspondence, reference materials, expense records, travel notes, and film notes. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, James Zetek, Ratibor Hartmann, Matthew Williams and Marion Illg Stirling, and Karl P. Curti; Of special interest is correspondence with the Stirlings concerning their archaeological field work in Panama, and a letter from Wetmore to Willis H. Hale (8 June 1949) which contains a report on the expedition

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Abstract

Correspondence, reference materials, expense records, travel notes, and film notes document Wetmore's visit to the Canal Zone Biological Area and to collect bird specimens in Chepo and other parts of Panama, with the assistance of the military stationed at Albrook Field. He was assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Correspondence also cover daily functions and issues of the Smithsonian Institution, primarily in the letters from Louise Pearson, his secretary. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, James Zetek, Ratibor Hartmann, Matthew Williams and Marion Illg Stirling, and Karl P. Curtis. Of special interest is correspondence with the Stirlings concerning their archaeological field work in Panama, and a letter from Wetmore to Willis H. Hale (8 June 1949) which contains a report on the expedition [Smithsonian Institution - National Geographic Society Expedition to Panama, January - April, 1949].

Date Range

1949

Start Date

1949

End Date

1949

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Bayano, Lago
  • Panama
  • Canal Zone
  • Chepo

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 6