Waldo L. Schmitt Papers : field and station notes (Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship), South America, 1925-1927 [transcript].

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Abstract

The 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. In 1925, Schmitt was awarded the Smithsonian's Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship "for the study of the fauna of countries other than the United States." The scholarship enabled him to collect marine invertebrates along the east coast of South America from August to December, 1925, and on the west coast from August 1926 to May 1927. From August 1925 to February 1926, he collected along eastern South America from Brazil south of Buenos Aires. Locations included sites in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay. He also participated in field work at Tortugas during the summers of 1930, 1931, and 1932. This field book, consisting of loose typed leaves, includes a station list in 12 leaves, photocopies of four pages of a paper by Schmitt published by the Smithsonian Institution, and 108 leaves of a transcript of station notes, which are dated August 19, 1925 to May 18, 1927. Some figures and notes are mentioned but not reproduced.

Date Range

1925-1927

Start Date

Aug 19, 1925

End Date

May 18, 1927

Access Information

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Topic

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

Place

  • South America
  • Ecuador
  • Uruguay
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Peru

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

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1, folder 11