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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession T90099

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

Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, circa 1873-1963

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: circa 1873-1963
Quantity: 2.69 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection: Accession T90099
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Waldo L. Schmitt's career as a botanist, but chiefly as an invertebrate zoologist, began in 1907 at the U. S. Department of Agriculture. He then worked at the United States National Museum, 1910-1957. Over the course of his career Schmitt came into the possession of correspondence, research notes, and papers of other naturalists who had preceded him as well as some who were his contemporaries. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, images, and film.

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Waldo L. Schmitt's career as a botanist, but chiefly as an invertebrate zoologist, began in 1907 at the U. S. Department of Agriculture. He then worked at the United States National Museum (USNM), 1910-1957.Over the course of his career Schmitt came into the possession of correspondence, research notes, and papers of other naturalists who had preceded him as well as some who were his contemporaries. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notes, images, and film.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T90099, Waldo L. Schmitt Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Species lists for the genus alpheus, compiled for or related to A. E. Verrill, Explorations of Casco Bay by the United States Fish Commission, 1873; Verrill to J. S. Kingsley

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Yacht Velero II, G. Allen Hancock Expedition, 1935; includes photographs

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Unidentified specimen lists

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Memo of accession 15474

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Genus Eupagurus, Yale College Museum, before 1880

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Brachyura, notes from S. J. Smith, Yale College Museum, before 1880

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Marine invertebrate specimens, Yale College Museum, before 1880

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Isopoda, Yale College Museum, 1880

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Notes on plates of natural history specimens on exhibition in museums in Berlin, London, Paris, undated

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Mapa del Chaco del Boliviano, F. Schweizer, 1918

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Pycnogonida, L. J. Cole, Bermuda notes, Tortugas notes

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Manuscript notes by William Stimpson

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Accession 37100, September 21, 1900

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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1907

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Log of visitors, 1927-1942 [United States National Museum, invertebrate collections?]

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Herbst's species [in Berlin Museum, 1896?]

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Voyage of the Steamer Albatross from Norfolk, Virginia to San Francisco, California, 1887-1888 (4 folders)

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Pycnogonida, L. J. Cole, Woods Hole notes, 1904

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Photographs, Hancock Expedition, 1933, 1939

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United States National Museum (USNM) correspondence, 1881-1925

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Observations of the island of Itaparica

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Photograph negatives, processed 6/22/1955

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Constitution of the Smithsonian Relief Association; dues notes, 1917-1928

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Photographs, some of them Cuban scenes

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Argentine negatives, 1940's

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Photograph, survey party of the Union Pacific Railroad, taken near Austin, Nevada, spring 1889

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Unidentified 9" x 12" portrait photograph, October 1968

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Box 2

Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955; 16mm film (3 boxes, 1 folder)

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Film of Large Lobster (possibly for use in Smithsonian Scientific Series), 16 mm film (2 boxes, 1 folder)

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Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955; Photographs (3 folders)

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Lantern slides: #201-202

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Lantern slides: #203-204

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Lantern slides: #205-206

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Lantern slides: Beeswax, Paraffin

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Lantern slides: 192694

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Unidentified stereoscope glass negatives

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Unidentified lantern slides (2 folders)

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Box 3

Manuscript - "Dr. Edward Palmer's Florida collection, 1884, accession numbers 14943, 14976, 15028 original copy"

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Photograph - Attendees at the 7th International Zoological Congress, Boston, Massachusetts, 1907 (includes identifying key)

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Photograph - Delegates to the Second General Assembly of the Pan-American Historical and Geographic Institute, Washington, D.C., 1935

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Photograph - Galendez Island, Antarctica, Palmer Peninsula survey, 1962-63 (Accession 06-122)

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Unidentified photographs

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