Panama, 1956 : to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, and collect bird specimens in the Canal Zone and on Isla Coiba; Correspondence, film notes, travel notes, newsclippings, expense records, and memorabilia; Correspondents include John Enos Graf, A. Remington Kellogg, James Zetek, and Margaret Wetmore Harlan

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Abstract

Alexander Wetmore travels to Panama in 1956 to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, and collect bird specimens in the Canal Zone and on Isla Coiba. Materials include correspondence, list of supplies, film notes, travel notes, news clippings, expense records, basic hand drawn map, and memorabilia. Correspondence (in English and Spanish) covers his travel plans, introductions, the work of Field and Marvin Keenan on ecto-parasites, ongoing business of the Smithsonian, work he did for the Malaria Control Force of the U.S. Army, includes Correspondents include John Enos Graf, A. Remington Kellogg, James Zetek, and Margaret Wetmore Harlan.

Date Range

1956

Start Date

Sep 20, 1956

End Date

1956

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Panama
  • Coiba, Isla de
  • Canal Zone

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Account book
  • 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 154 Folder 6