Goldman, E. A., Panama, December 1910 - June 1911

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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Panama, December 22, 1910 - June 30, 1911. Includes a partial, "not proofed" transcription by S. L. Olson, December 1990. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, voyage aboard SS Colon, mode of transportation, campsites) with H. Pittier (Bureau of Plant Industry), S. E. Meek (Field Museum of Natural History), S. F. Hildebrand (Bureau of Fisheries) to engage in a biological survey of Panama for the Smithsonian. Subject matter covers terrain (altitude / elevation) and vegetation seen enroute, daily work, specimen collecting, staff including members of local tribes, photographs taken, wildlife observed (birds), and weather. Part of the notebook is blank. Locations include the vicinity of Gatun, Cerro Azul, and Calobre.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 22, 1910

End Date

Jun 30, 1911

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Panama
  • Calobre


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-443

Collection name

Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals