Johnson-Smithsonian Deep-Sea Expedition, 1933

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The papers document field work of Paul Bartsch during the Johnson-Smithsonian Deep-Sea Expedition to the Puerto Rico Trench, 1933. Contains a typed transcript of notes from the expedition for dates January 21 to March 9, 1933; correspondence; news clippings; radiograms; memorandums; and a typed list of specimen records for the first cruise of the yacht Caroline, January to March 1933. It lists tin tag number, date, name of object (variety of marine life listed by common or scientific name), and locality. Also contains hand written entries with observations.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 01, 1933

End Date

Mar 31, 1933

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  • Marine Invertebrates
  • Invertebrates


Puerto Rico


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

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-213

Collection name

Paul Bartsch Papers, 1907-1937, 1989

Physical Description

1 notebook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 2 Folder 4