Panama, 1957 : to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, the Museo Nacional, and the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory; and to collect bird specimens in the Tonosi Valley, Los Santos, San Blas Islands, and the Azuero Peninsula. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore; Correspondence, newsclippings, reference materials, travel notes, film notes, expense records, and memorabilia; Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Herbert Friedmann, Herbert Girton Deignan, Henry Allen Moe, and Margaret Harlan Wetmore

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Abstract

Alexander Wetmore traveled to Panama in 1957 to visit the Canal Zone Biological Area, the Museo Nacional, and the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory; and to collect bird specimens in the Tonosi Valley, Los Santos, San Blas Islands, and the Azuero Peninsula. Assisted by Beatrice Thielen Wetmore. Materials include correspondence, news clippings, reference materials, travel notes, supply lists, film notes, expense records, and memorabilia. Correspondence documents the progression of their travel through Panama, ongoing business at the Smithsonian Institution, Correspondents include John Enos Graf, Herbert Friedmann, Herbert Girton Deignan, Henry Allen Moe, and Margaret Harlan Wetmore

Date Range

1956-1957

Start Date

Jun 20, 1956

End Date

Jul 26, 1957

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Tonosí
  • Panama
  • San Blas
  • Canal Zone
  • Los Santos
  • Azuero

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Account book
  • Correspondence
  • 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 7