Colombia, 1918

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Creator

Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong, 1879-1965

Alternate Title

Chocó trip, 1918

Abstract

This diary contains notes on Carriker's collecting trip to Chocó, Colombia, from 1 January to 11 March 1918 to collect birds, mammals, and insects possibly for Carnegie Museum. Carriker notes quanities collected and remarks when the specimens were abundance or scarce. Localities include but are not limited to "Santata Valley", “Grass Hill”, "Santata River", “big falls past grass hill”, and "Colombo Road". Carriker also notes catching catfish, although it isn't clear to what purpose.

Date Range

1918

Start Date

Jan 01, 1918

End Date

Mar 11, 1918

Access Information

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Topic

  • Mammalogy
  • Birds
  • Entomology
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Chocó
  • Colombia

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007297

Collection name

Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr., Papers, 1901, 1907, 1909-1910, 1918, 1929-1965

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 3 Folder 2