Panama, 1953 : to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and the Museo Nacional and collect bird specimens in Sona, Veraguas. Assisted by Watson M. Perrygo; Correspondence, permits, photographs and photographic notes, expense records, itinerary, and memorabilia; Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, Matthew Williams and Marion Illg Stirling, Margaret Wetmore Harlan, James Zetek, Eugene Eisenmann, and Karl P. Curtis

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Creator

  • Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
  • Graf, John Enos
  • Pearson, Louise M.
  • Williams, Matthew
  • Stirling, Marion Illg
  • Harlan, Margaret Wetmore

Alternate Title

Panama, 1953

Abstract

Alexander Wetmore travels to Panama in 1953 to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and the Museo Nacional and collect bird specimens in Soná, Veraguas. This was the year Wetmore left the position of Secretary and became a Research Associate of the Smithsonian. He was assisted by Watson M. Perrygo. Materials include correspondence, permits, photographs and photographic notes, supply list, itemized expense records, itinerary, and memorabilia. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Louise M. Pearson, Matthew Williams and Marion Illg Stirling, Margaret Wetmore Harlan, James Zetek, Eugene Eisenmann, and Karl P. Curtis. Correspondence documents travel arrangements; archaeological work in Panama conducted by M.W. and Marion Stirling with the National Geographic Society; communications with the Smithsonian the Barro Colorado Island Laboratory; and an ongoing relationship with personnel at Albrook Air Force Base. Included is a list birds from which he collected blood smears from May to June 1953.|Includes photographs which are numbered but do not have captions. Subject matter includes candid images of village(s) in Panama where Perrygo and Wetmore spent time as well as members of the community (adults, families and children). Perrygo is pictured as well.

Date Range

1953

Start Date

Jan 16, 1953

End Date

Jun 19, 1953

Access Information

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Topic

  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Panama
  • Veraguas, Provincia de
  • Soná
  • Canal Zone

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Correspondence
  • Account book

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 3