Costa Rica, 1940 : maps, tourist guides, and timetables

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Creator

Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Abstract

Alexander Wetmore travels to Costa Rica in 1940-1941 to collect bird specimens for the US National Museum, and examine the the Barro Colorado Island Laboratory and an archaeological site in Guatemala. Materials document Wetmore's travels in Costa Rica. The map includes markings indicating of Wetmore's travel route in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, October - November 1941. Cities marked as departure points include: Liberia, Santa Cruz, Puntarenas, San José, Lias Delicias, and Cerro Santa Maria.

Date Range

1936-1940

Start Date

1936

End Date

1940

Access Information

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Topic

  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Liberia
  • San José
  • Santa Cruz
  • Costa Rica
  • Puntarenas
  • Santa María, Cerro

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Memorabilia
  • Timetables

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 3