Pittier, Henri F., correspondence, 1910-1914

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Abstract

The correspondence documents Henri F. Pittier's botanical field work in the Panama Canal Zone. He began working for the Isthmian Survey and remained in Panama after it ended, collecting for the Smithsonian Institution. Much of the correspondence relates to expenses, payments, specimen shipments, staffing, and other logistics. Includes a letter from Pittier in which he describes the terrain and vegetation observed during fieldwork at El Boquete and valley of Caldera River. He details type of plants, their abundance relating to elevation, and route traveled during the trip.

Date Range

1910-1914

Start Date

1910

End Date

1914

Access Information

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Topic

  • Plants
  • Botany

Place

  • Panama
  • Canal Zone

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU000045

Collection name

Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary, Records, 1890-1929

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 43 Folder 9