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Accession 07-100

Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1887, 1911, 1914, 1925-1927, 1934-1939, 1950, 1962-1972

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
Title: Waldo L. Schmitt Papers
Dates: 1887, 1911, 1914, 1925-1927, 1934-1939, 1950, 1962-1972
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection: Accession 07-100
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by invertebrate zoologist, Waldo L. Schmitt, documenting his research and collecting trips. Schmitt's chief research interest was crustacea. Collecting trips documented in this accession include the Presidential Cruise of 1938 to the Galapagos Islands as well as trips to Antarctica, Brazil, Chile, Peru, the Bahamas, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Baja California, Oregon, and Washington. Materials include diaries, narratives, and incoming and outgoing correspondence. Also included in this accession is Schmitt's birth certificate and documents related to travel visas.

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This accession consists of records created and maintained by invertebrate zoologist, Waldo L. Schmitt, documenting his research and collecting trips. Schmitt's chief research interest was crustacea. Collecting trips documented in this accession include the Presidential Cruise of 1938 to the Galapagos Islands as well as trips to Antarctica, Brazil, Chile, Peru, the Bahamas, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Baja California, Oregon, and Washington. Materials include diaries, narratives, and incoming and outgoing correspondence. Also included in this accession is Schmitt's birth certificate and documents related to travel visas.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-100, Waldo L. Schmitt Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Rathbone-Bacon Scholarship/Purdy-Bacon Scholarship, First Year, Diary - Typed, August-December, 1925 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Walter Rathbone Bacon Scholarship, Second Year, Typed Copy of Diary, August 1926-June 1927 ( 2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Antarctica Diary Notes, December 4, 1962-March 10, 1963

Box 1 of 2

Smithsonian-Hartford Expedition, Diary, 1937 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

The Presidential Cruise of 1938, Galapagos Islands, Narrative

Box 1 of 2

Hancock-Galapagos Expedition, Diary, 1934-1935

Box 1 of 2

Narrative of Halibut Cruise of U.S.S. Albatross, April 12-September 5, 1914

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Lower California Cruise, Fisheries Steamer Albatross, Official Diary, March 1-April 27, 1911

Box 2 of 2

Lower California Cruise, Personal Diary, February 28-May 9, 1911

Box 2 of 2

Certificate of Birth Registration, June 25, 1887

Box 2 of 2

Records Needed for Visas, 1925

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence Regarding Island of Juan Fernandez, 1938-1939

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence on Collecting, 1939

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence with the American Geophysical Union, 1950

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence with Patricia Mather, 1967-1972

Box 2 of 2