Guatemala, 1936 : to conduct ornithological investigations and collect specimens for the USNM. Correspondence, 1936-1937; Correspondents include John Enos Graf, William Wilson Popenoe, and Thomas Barbour

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Abstract

Alexander Wetmore travels to Guatemala in 1936 to conduct ornithological investigations and collect specimens for the US National Museum. Correspondence dates 1936-1937. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, William Wilson Popenoe, and Thomas Barbour. Letters discuss the assistance from the United Fruit Company in Wetmore's travels, visits with colleagues, ongoing Smithsonian business, planning of National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to Collect Living Wild Animals and Birds [National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies] (1937), and preparations for trip. Letter dated September 26,1936 indicates Wetmore's wife became ill, and trip was postponed.

Date Range

1936-1937

Start Date

Nov 11, 1936

End Date

Apr 27, 1936

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Guatemala
  • Puerto Barrios

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 144 Folder 3