Goldman, E. A., Panama, January 1912 - July 1912

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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Panama, January 8 - July 3, 1912. Includes a partial, "not proofed" transcription by S. L. Olson, December 1990. Entries are dated and often headed with location. Subject matter covers travel details (destinations, time of day, mode of transportation including travel on the S.S. Colon and Cana), weather, interactions with local inhabitants including colleagues, specimen collecting (bats), travel with Dr. Marsh to bat caves near Alhajuela [Alajuela], travel with other (multiple) colleagues, descriptions of vegetation (type including crops), terrain with estimated measurements or elevations / altitudes. Additional location information includes distances from towns and geological landmarks. Locations include the vicinity of Corozal, town of Cana, Mount Pirri [Cerro Pirri], and Boca de Cupe.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 08, 1912

End Date

Jul 03, 1912

Access Information

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  • Cerro Pirre
  • Panama
  • Boca de Cupe


  • 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