Panama, 1951 : to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and to collect bird specimens in Cerro Campana and other points in Panama; Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Correspondence, permits, newsclippings, expense records, travel notes, itinerary, film notes, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Ratibor Hartmann, John L. Keddy, Louise M. Pearson, Matthew Williams and Marion Illg Stirling, and James Zetek; Of special interest is correspondence from the Stirlings documenting archaeological field work in Panama

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Creator

  • Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
  • Graf, John Enos
  • Hartmann, Ratibor
  • Keddy, John L.
  • Pearson, Louise M.
  • Williams, Matthew

Alternate Title

Panama, 1951

Abstract

Alexander Wetmore travels to Panama in 1951 to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and to collect bird specimens in Cerro Campana and other points in Panama. He was assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Materials include correspondence, permits, news clippings, expense records, travel notes, itinerary, film notes, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Ratibor Hartmann, John L. Keddy, Louise M. Pearson, Matthew Williams and Marion Illg Stirling, and James Zetek. Correspondence detail arrangements made seeking assistance from Air Force at Albrook Air Force Base in Panama and the United Fruit Company. Additionally correspondence details on-going business with Smithsonian including needed improvements to the Barro Colorado Island Laboratory. Of special interest is correspondence from the Stirlings documenting archaeological field work in Panama.

Date Range

1950-1951

Start Date

Oct 25, 1951

End Date

Aug 10, 1950

Access Information

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Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Panama
  • Cerro Campana
  • Canal Zone
  • Barro Colorado

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Account book
  • Correspondence

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 154 Folder 1