Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930. Diaries of Watson M. Perrygo and Lee H. Parish (copy)

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Creator

  • Perrygo, Watson M., 1906-1984
  • Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
  • Perrygo, Watson M., 1906-1984
  • Parish, Lee Hamilton
  • Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930

Abstract

The diaries document the daily activities of Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930. Diaries are of Watson M. Perrygo and Lee H. Parish (copy). Perrygo's diary is listed by date, with journal style entries. He discusses destinations, challenging episodes during the journey, observed wildlife, collecting preparation and care of live and dead specimens,other participants, a trip to caves of Petit Trou de Nippes, and description of Île à Vache. Perrygo lists specimens collected by Parish and himself. They are identified by common name per dated entry. Locations include vicinity of Baracoa (Cuba), Boca de Tanamo, Port-au-Prince, Île de la Gonâve, Rivière des Barres, Cayemites [Anse à Maçon], Navassa Island, and Île à Vache.

Date Range

1930

Start Date

Feb 02, 1930

End Date

Jun 02, 1930

Access Information

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Topic

  • Reptiles
  • Mammalogy
  • Herpetology
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Haiti
  • Cuba
  • Anse à Maçon
  • Petit Trou de Nippes
  • Baracoa
  • Tánamo, Boca de
  • Vache, Île à
  • Barres, Rivière des
  • Gonâve, Île de la
  • Port-au-Prince
  • Navassa Island

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

2 diaries

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 244 Folder 11