Correspondence and records concerning the 1897-1898 Louisiana oyster survey

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Abstract

The correspondence and records relate to the 1897-1898 Louisiana oyster survey. Includes sheet containing diatom count; notes and statistics on specific localities; analysis of Louisiana House Bill Number 112 concerning the oyster industry; views of an oysterman on the industry, dated February 5, 1898 and correspondence concerning the results of the survey, 1898. Papers include diatom counts; summaries of interviews with local inhabitants about the oyster industry and locations of oyster beds since 1882; letters summarizing findings. Locations visited in Louisiana include the vicinity of Threemile Bayou, Isle au Pitre, and Saint Bernard.

Date Range

1897-1898

Start Date

1897

End Date

1898

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Topic

  • Ostreidae
  • Oysters

Place

  • Pitre, Isle au
  • United States
  • Louisiana
  • Saint Bernard
  • Threemile Bayou

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007184

Collection name

United States Bureau of Fisheries, Records, circa 1877-1948

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 16 Folder 22