Chiriqui-Veraguas Trip, Panama, notebooks #1, March 11 - April 20, 1913

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The field book covers the work of Donald F. MacDonald in Chiriquí and Veraguas provinces in Panama, March 11 - April 20, 1913. Includes a tentative section of geology across the Isthmus. There is a detailed daily list of expenses, followed by dated entries. These describe daily work, observations of terrain, geological characteristics, vegetation, specimen collecting, notes on mineral samples, spec. and fossil lot numbers with descriptions, drawings of inscriptions/carvings in stone, geological sections, and routes traveled.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 11, 1913

End Date

Apr 20, 1913

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Veraguas
  • Chiriquí
  • Panama


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-133

Collection name

Donald F. MacDonald papers, 1911-1916

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 13