Guatemala, 1936 : travel notes, expense records, photographs, reference materials, and memorabilia

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Alexander Wetmore travels to Guatemala in 1936 to conduct ornithological investigations and collect specimens for the US National Museum. Materials include travel notes, expense records, business cards, photographs, itemized expense list (including destinations), reference materials, and memorabilia. Photographs do not have captions. Field notes include individuals and contact information, lists of supplies, baggage, description of Puerto Barrios, bird lists and measurements for higher elevations he visited on the island (San Miguel Dueñas, Cuidad Vieja, Calderas, Las Lajas).

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 25, 1936

End Date

Dec 30, 1936

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Calderas
  • Guatemala
  • San Miguel Dueñas
  • Puerto Barrios


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Memorabilia

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 144 Folder 4