Western United States, 1918 : expense books

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1917-1918

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

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Materials were created during Alexander Wetmore's work in the western United States investigating crop damage from ducks and blackbirds in 1917-1918, while employed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey. Includes five memoranda of traveling expenses detailing food, lodging, and travel expenses (locations and form of travel is indicated). Detailed lists of expenses are written out on two sheets of paper for September 1 - 13.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 12, 1917

End Date

Dec 03, 1918

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ducks
  • Rice
  • Ornithology


  • New Mexico
  • United States
  • Texas
  • California
  • De Witt
  • Arkansas
  • Washington


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 139 Folder 2