General correspondence, 1926-1929

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Creator

  • Orcutt, Charles Russell, 1864-1929
  • Bartsch, Paul, 1871-1960
  • Ravenel, William deC.
  • Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Abstract

Correspondence documents collecting done by Charles Orcutt for the United States National Museum (USNM) and The United States Geological Survey (USGS) between 1926-1929. Includes plants, shells, insects, corral, and fossil specimens. Correspondence describe circumstance surrounding collecting efforts; these sometimes include descriptions of the environment, time of day, surrounding vegetation and terrain, weather, descriptions of condition from the environment. Letters refer to specimen numbers. Includes hand-drawn maps with notes referring to specimen collection locations. Responding correspondence lists specimen identifications. Locations in Jamaica include the vicinity of Port Royal, Claremont, Kingston, and Balaclava.

Date Range

1926-1929

Start Date

Sep 27, 1926

End Date

Jul 23, 1929

Access Information

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Topic

  • Paleontology--Tertiary
  • Paleontology--Cretaceous
  • Plants
  • Invertebrates
  • Mollusks
  • Botany

Place

  • Port Royal
  • Jamaica
  • Kingston
  • Balaclava
  • Claremont

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU007088

Collection name

Charles Russell Orcutt Papers, 1926-1929

Physical Description

1 Field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 1