Waldo L. Schmitt Papers : color notes, Tortugas, June 7-August 21, 1924 [transcript].

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Abstract

This field book is a typed transcript of an original field book. It includes 77 leaves (among which an additional leaf of original notes was inserted, numbered "#8-30" and dated "July 13, 1930"). The original field book is part of a collection of Waldo L. Schmitt papers. Schmitt was a carcinologist. During the summers of 1924 and 1925, Schmitt was at the Carnegie Institution's Marine Laboratory at Tortugas, Florida, surveying the crustacean fauna of the area, identifying crustaceans found in the stomachs of fishes, and taking underwater photographs. The original field notes, dated from June 7 to August 21, 1924, focus on colors of collected specimens of crustaceans. They show for each specimen the name of the species, the location and date, followed by a description of observed colors, with some drawings in ink, which are mentioned but not reproduced in this transcript.

Date Range

1924

Start Date

1924

End Date

1924

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.

Topic

  • Crustacea
  • Marine Biology
  • Natural History
  • Zoology
  • Crustaceans
  • Marine biology
  • Natural history

Place

  • Dry Tortugas
  • Florida

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-104

Collection name

Waldo L. Schmitt papers, 1924-1927, 1930-1932, 1937, 1941-1942, 1961-1963

Physical Description

1 folder (78 leaves)

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1, folder 5