Bolivia 1937

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This diary contains notes on Carriker's collecting trip to Bolivia to collect birds and perhaps other types of specimens from 23 April 1937 to 3 February 1938 [?] possibly for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. It seems Carriker began recording notes in April 1937 and interspersed notes with continuations of notes from other dates. The notes continue through December 1937 into January and February 1938. Carriker's notes are narrative and remark on the quantities of specimens collected, abundance or scarcity of specimens, sometimes temperatures, elevations, if a new species was collected or how many species were collected, and also notes regarding non-collecting daily activities and observations. Localities in which specimens were collected include but are not limited to Padilla, Cochabamba, Incachaca, Palmar, Ele-Ele, and Sanaipata. A sketched map is included.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 23, 1937

End Date

Feb 03, 1938

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Padilla
  • Cochabamba
  • Ele Ele
  • El Palmar
  • Bolivia
  • Samaipata


  • 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


Box 3 Folder 5