South America, 1920-1921 : To investigate the distribution of life zones of North American migrant birds in southern South America; On this trip, Wetmore was designated a temporary disbursing agent for the Department of Treasury; Includes correspondence concerning his work for the Department of Treasury and other fiscal matters, receipts, bank statements, canceled checks, and expense books

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Creator

Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Alternate Title

South America, 1920-1921 : Correspondence and expense records

Abstract

Materials were compiled by Alexander Wetmore while in South America, 1920-1921. He was investigating the distribution of life zones of North American migratory birds in southern South America. On this trip, Wetmore was designated a temporary disbursing agent for the Department of Treasury. Includes correspondence concerning his work for the Department of Treasury and other fiscal matters, receipts, bank statements, canceled checks, and expense books. Includes 7 memoranda of traveling expenses (May 20, 1920 - May 19, 1921) listing food, lodging and travel with destinations indicated. Receipts indicate he traveled in Argentina including vicinity of Tucumán and San Martin.

Date Range

1920-1921

Start Date

1920

End Date

1921

Access Information

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Topic

  • Birds
  • Migratory birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • South America
  • Argentina
  • San Martin
  • Tucumán

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 139 Folder 7