Mexico, 1939 : to collect bird specimens for the USNM. Correspondence, expense records, permits, film notes, memorabilia, and reference materials. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, and Matthew Williams Stirling; Of special interest is correspondence with Stirling concerning his anthropological field work at Tres Zapotes, Veracruz

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Abstract

Alexander Wetmore travels to Mexico in 1939 to collect bird specimens for the US National Museum. Materials include correspondence, itemized expense records, permits, film notes, memorabilia, and reference materials. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, and Matthew Williams Stirling. Of special interest is correspondence with Stirling concerning his anthropological field work at Tres Zapotes, Veracruz. Field notes are dated March 3 - 1939 and headed with the date and location (name of town in vicinity). Information includes birds observed, descriptions of terrain and vegetation at observation sites, and some distance measurements. Additionally includes a list of film with locations cited. Most of the correspondence relates to ongoing work at the Smithsonian or travel arrangements.

Date Range

1939

Start Date

Mar 03, 1939

End Date

Apr 14, 1939

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Mexico
  • Orizaba
  • Veracruz

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • 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 145 Folder 1