Colombia, 1941 : to collect bird specimens for the USNM; Accompanied by Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr. Correspondence, film notes, reference materials, and a field report; Correspondents include Carriker, Ventura Barnes, Jr., Armando Dugand, F. Carlos Lehmann V., William H. Phelps, William Wilson Popenoe, and James Zetek

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Abstract

Alexander Wetmore traveled to Colombia in 1941 to collect bird specimens for the US National Museum. He was accompanied by Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr. Materials include correspondence, list of supplies, specimen list (number, sex, type and location, elevation), radiograms, film notes, reference materials, and a field report. Correspondents include Carriker, Ventura Barnes, Jr., Armando Dugand, F. Carlos Lehmann V., William H. Phelps, William Wilson Popenoe, and James Zetek. Field report describes the Expedition to Guajira Peninsula, Colombia (1941) involving , Wetmore, M.A. Carriker, F. Carlos Lehmann V (Curator of Ornithology in the Instituto do Ciencias Naturales of the national University in Bogotá), and Teniente Alejandro Rubiano (Batallón de Córdoba of Santa Marta as government representative). Also includes materials from the VIII American Scientific Congress.

Date Range

1940-1941

Start Date

Feb 24, 1940

End Date

Sep 12, 1941

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Colombia
  • Perijá, Sierra de
  • La Guajira, Península de

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Reports
  • Memorabilia

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 145 Folder 4