Expedition History, 1941-1942

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  • Young, C. P. O
  • Rider, B. E
  • Cook, R. G
  • Collins, W. W
  • Ernest, Ralph H
  • Laing, Freddy
  • Picking, Sherwood 1890-1941
  • Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Navy


  • This is an expedition history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of expeditions to set it in its historical context. If we have identified SIA collections containing documentation of this expedition, they will be listed under "components," or "see more items in," below. Clicking on those links will open a brief description of relevant records.
  • Expedition mentioned in finding aid for RU 7231
  • In March-April 1941 and again in June-July 1942, Waldo L. Schmitt traveled spent time on special detail with the United States Navy investigating the possibility of establishing a biological station in the Galapagos Islands. On these trips Schmitt collected crustaceans for the United States National Museum and took water samples. The expedition crew included Captain Sherwood Picking, Captain Freddy Laing, Dr. Blanch, Land Surveyor Ralph H. Ernest, Captain Lynch, W. W. Collins, R. G. Cook, B. E. Rider, and C. P. O. Young.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1941
  • 1941-1942


  • Crustacea
  • Zoology
  • Invertebrates


  • Galapagos Islands
  • Pacific Ocean


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00423

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