Florida, 1919 : To obtain information on the feeding habits of pelicans; lead poisoning of swans and other species of birds; and reported damage to sugar cane crops by rodents; Includes a field diary, 16 January - 4 March 1919, correspondence, reports, expense book, and reference materials

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Florida, 1919

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1919

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

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Creator

  • Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
  • McAtee, W. L.

Alternate Title

Florida, 1919

Abstract

Materials included document Alexander Wetmore's efforts to obtain information on the feeding habits of pelicans; lead poisoning of swans and other species of birds; and reported damage to sugar cane crops by rodents; Includes a field diary, 16 January - 4 March 1919. Work was completed for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey. Materials include correspondence, reports, expense book, business cards, telegrams and reference materials. Materials discuss requests for film, specimens, issues relating to expenses, letter of promotion, and notes on fish of Palma Sola. Includes report The Brown Pelican in relation to the Fishing Industry in Florida (includes itinerary), A Report on Damage by Rodents to sugar cane in Florida(includes itinerary)

Date Range

1919

Start Date

Jan 16, 1919

End Date

Mar 04, 1919

Access Information

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Topic

  • Lead poisoning in animals
  • Sugarcane
  • Brown pelican
  • Birds
  • Rodents
  • Ornithology

Place

  • United States
  • Palma Sola
  • Florida

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Reports
  • 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 139 Folder 4