Haiti, journal of Watson M. Perrygo, 1928-1929

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The diary was written by Watson M. Perrygo during his time as Wetmore's assistant in Haiti, October 1928 to April 1929. Entries are journal style, and headed with the date. He discusses locations, types of birds seen, differences between locations, and bird lists. Half the pages of the journal are empty. Locations include Raphaël, Fort-Liberté, Dondon, Saint-Marc, and Île de la Gonâve.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 14, 1928

End Date

Apr 08, 1929

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Haiti
  • Fort-Liberté
  • Saint-Marc
  • Dondon
  • Raphaël
  • Gonâve, Île de la


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 242 Folder 7