Panama, 1954 : to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and collect bird specimens in Chiriqui. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore; The Netherlands Antilles and Venezuela were also visited; Correspondence, newsclippings, reference materials, permits, itinerary, film notes, travel notes, expense records, field report, and memorabilia; Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Watson M. Perrygo, James Zetek, and Adela Gomez

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Creator

  • Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
  • Graf, John Enos
  • Perrygo, Watson M., 1906-1984
  • Zetek, James
  • Gomez, Adela

Alternate Title

Panama, 1954

Abstract

Alexander Wetmore went to Panama in 1954 to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area and collect bird specimens in Chiriqui. Report indicates most of his work focused on the 4000 -6000 foot elevations in the subtropical zone. He was assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. The Netherlands Antilles and Venezuela were also visited. Materials include correspondence, news clippings, reference materials, permits, itinerary, film notes, travel notes, list of supplies, itemized expense records, field report, and memorabilia. Correspondence discusses ongoing Smithsonian business, permits (some in Spanish), travel plans and changes, photographs taken, supplies already in Panama (vehicle), and bird specimens collected. Also include list of specimens from which he collected blood smears. Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Watson M. Perrygo, James Zetek, and Adela Gomez.

Date Range

1953-1954

Start Date

Nov 15, 1953

End Date

Aug 05, 1954

Access Information

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Topic

  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Panama
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Venezuela
  • Chiriquí, Provincia de
  • Canal Zone

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Itineraries
  • 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 4