Waldo L. Schmitt Papers : annotated map, Tortugas, 1932.

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This annotated map 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 map, in a folder with a note inserted, was used by Schmitt during a research trip in 1932. It is a nautical chart titled "United States Gulf Coast, Habana to Tampa Bay", which shows soundings in fathoms at mean low water and gives the tides in Havana, Cuba and in Florida. It is numbered No. 1113, and was first published by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey at Washington, D. C. in May 1928, then reissued in February 1930. Schmitt annotated with distances and depths.

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  • Cuba--Navigation--Maps
  • Crustacea
  • Marine Biology
  • Zoology
  • Natural History
  • Florida--Navigation--Maps
  • Gulf Coast (U.S.)--Maps
  • Crustaceans
  • Marine biology
  • Natural history


  • Cuba
  • Tampa Bay
  • Florida
  • Havana


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 17-104

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 map

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1, folder 28