Haiti, specimen lists and notes of William Louis Abbott on Haitian flora and fauna, circa 1916-1928, originals and copies

ID: SIA RU007006

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Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1916-1928

Citation: Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

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Creator

  • Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936
  • Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Abstract

Specimen lists and notes document William Louis Abbott's work on flora and fauna in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, circa 1916-1928. Includes originals and copies. Lists include descriptions of collecting sites. Notes on birds vary. Some include Latin name and how frequently seen on the island; others include more details about how easily collected and locations where they are common; additionally others are for specific periods of time with extended descriptions. The latter usually specify a location on the island. Also includes Wetmore's notes on Abbott's materials. Locations include the vicinity of Île de la Gonâve,Constanza, and Lago Enriquillo.

Date Range

1916-1928

Start Date

1916

End Date

1928

Access Information

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Topic

  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Haiti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Enriquillo, Lago
  • Constanza
  • Gonâve, Île de la

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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 242 Folder 3