Field Journal of the Expedition to the Islands bordering the Rim of the Caribbean in Quest of Land and Fresh Water Mollusks, conducted under the grant of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship, 1927

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Creator

Bartsch, Paul, 1871-1960

Abstract

The typed journal documents field work of Paul Bartsch at the Islands bordering the Rim of the Caribbean to study the geology and fresh water mollusks, conducted under the grant of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship, 1927. There is a letter to Bartsch from D. M. Cochran. The entries are dated (June 12 - September 3, 1927) and describe daily work, travel details, weather, habitat, specimen collecting, and observations of birds and other wildlife. Black and white photographs are interleaved. Images show terrain, harbors, vegetation, the vessel "Guillermito", crew members and colleagues. Sheets of images are often headed with island name and captions describe subject matter.

Date Range

1927

Start Date

Jun 12, 1927

End Date

Sep 03, 1927

Access Information

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Invertebrates
  • Mollusks
  • Freshwater Invertebrates

Place

Caribbean Sea

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-213

Collection name

Paul Bartsch Papers, 1907-1937, 1989

Physical Description

1 notebook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 14