Field journal, Mexico, 1939, Costa Rica, 1940, Colombia, 1941, Perlas Islands, Panama, 1944

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Abstract

This item consists of a field journal detailing Alexander Wetmore's field work on birds, from 1939-1944 with gaps in time. Dated entries consist of accounts of hunting and collecting specimens, as well as behavioral observations, travel details, and daily activity. Localities include but are not limited to Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, and the Perlas Islands (Pearl Islands), Panama. Newspaper clippings and numerous other official or related documents are also present such as passports, tickets, and permits. Some documents are in Spanish.

Date Range

1939-1944

Start Date

Feb 25, 1939

End Date

Mar 20, 1944

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Colombia
  • Panama
  • Perlas, Archipiélago de las
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Clippings (information artifacts)

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-331

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Field Books, 1894-1975, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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

Sublocation

Box 77