Europe, 1930 : field notes, circa 3 May - 21 June, 1930, passport, collected business cards, memorabilia, and maps

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Creator

Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Abstract

Materials document Alexander Wetmore's time in Europe in 1930. He came to collect specimens of birds for the US National Museum (USNM) in Spain, and attend the VII International Ornithological Congress in Amsterdam. Materials include field notes, circa 3 May - 21 June, 1930, passport, collected business cards, memorabilia, notes, and maps. Notes detail a variety of information: latitude and longitude positions, lodging, locations and addresses, bird lists (including sex), sketches, and lists of film. Locations specified include vicinity of Puerto del Ponton, Puente de los Fierros and Leon in Spain. Memorabilia includes menus, passenger lists, programs and such from the VII International Ornithological Congress in Amsterdam. Map has no markings.

Date Range

1930

Start Date

May 03, 1930

End Date

Jun 21, 1930

Access Information

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Topic

  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Leon
  • Spain
  • Puente de los Fierros
  • Pontón, Puerto del
  • Belguim

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Memorabilia

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 143 Folder 6