Porto Rico, 1911-1912 : to investigate the economic status of birds and mammals in cooperation with the Porto Rico Department of Agriculture. Correspondence

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Porto Rico, 1911-1912

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1911-1912

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

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Abstract

Alexander Wetmore travels to Porto Rico [Puerto Rico] in 1912 to investigate the economic status of birds and mammals in cooperation with the Porto Rico Department of Agriculture, for the United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Survey. The collection includes official and departmental correspondence and catalogs discussing: grants of access, specimens collected, inspection of bird stomachs, financial arrangements, cause of plague outbreak (as to carrier source of plague fleas, i.e. bats, rodents, mongoose), communication with Quarantine Officer of Puerto Rico; and controlling Lachnosterna population on island. Some correspondence is in Spanish. |Includes a catalog of reptiles and batrachians collected 1911-1912 (numbered 3-31, scientific name, collecting site (in Puerto Rico, date, and a space for additional location information like elevation).

Date Range

1911-1912

Start Date

1911

End Date

1912

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Topic

  • Reptiles
  • Plague
  • Animals
  • Herpetology
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Phyllophaga
  • Ornithology

Place

Puerto Rico

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 137 Folder 3