Alaska, 1911 : with Arthur Cleveland Bent to gather data on the economic status and geographic distribution of birds and mammals; Included is correspondence, an expense book, maps, reports on the investigations, and photographs

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Alaska, 1911

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1911

Citation: Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

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Abstract

Alexander Wetmore works with Arthur Cleveland Bent to gather data on the economic status and geographic distribution of birds and mammals. The materials included are correspondence, an expense book, maps, reports on the investigations, and photographs. Materials reference expected collecting and realized collections that fell short of expectations. There are 2 maps. Both have same route marked in black, noted in the key that the route, May 11 - September 1, 1911. The route marked runs through Alexander Archipelago, across Gulf of Alaska, Shelikof Strait, and Alaska peninsula to the Aleutian Islands. Also included are minutes from the second council meeting, Division of Economic investigations, in which attending discuss research results across the country including: Lantz in Kansas, Wetmore's knowledge of blue and silver gray fox farming in Alaska, contemporary fur trading market in Alaska, Kalmbach's observations of crows, and work on English sparrow traps.

Date Range

1911

Start Date

May 01, 1911

End Date

Nov 30, 1911

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Bird trapping
  • Fur farming
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Alexander Archipelago
  • Shelikof Strait
  • Alaska Peninsula
  • United States
  • Aleutian Islands
  • Gulf Of Alaska
  • Alaska

Form/Genre

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

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 137 Folder 2