Utah and California, 1914 : to investigate the nature and origin of duck disease and feeding habits of waterfowl; Includes correspondence, 1914-1915, and expense books

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Utah and California, 1914, correspondence and expense books

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1914

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

Request permissions Download image 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.
 

Creator

  • Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
  • Henshaw, H. N.
  • McAtee, W. L.

Alternate Title

Utah and California, 1914, correspondence and expense books

Abstract

Materials document Alexander Wetmore's efforts to investigate the nature and origin of duck disease and feeding habits of waterfowl in California and Utah for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey in 1914. Materials include correspondence and expense reports. An archival envelope includes three memoranda of traveling expenses, listing room, board, supplies, and mode of travel. Each notebook is dated. Correspondence makes up the rest of the contents. The majority of Wetmore's time was spent in San Joaquin Valley, California, and Salt Lake Valley, Utah. There are references in correspondence to studying nematodes as a possible cause, necessitating the collection of samples of water, mud, and aquatic plants eaten by the ducks. There are references to rolls of film and other specimens sent in. On the back of one letter to H.N. Henshaw (July 1, 1914) is a list of expenses.

Date Range

1914

Start Date

1914

End Date

1914

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

  • Ducks
  • Birds
  • Entomology
  • Lepidoptera
  • Ornithology

Place

  • United States
  • California
  • San Joaquin Valley
  • Utah
  • Salt Lake Valley

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Receipts (financial records)

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 6