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

Accession 16-133

MacDonald, Donald F. (Donald Francis), 1875-1942

Donald F. MacDonald Papers, 1911-1916

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: MacDonald, Donald F. (Donald Francis), 1875-1942
Title: Donald F. MacDonald Papers
Dates: 1911-1916
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 16-133
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of field notes of Donald F. MacDonald, geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and professor of geology. MacDonald was appointed by the Costa Rica-Panama Boundary Commission as geologist during the construction of the Panama Canal, 1911-1913. Some of these field notes were written in conjunction with USGS geologist Thomas Wayland Vaughan. Materials also include scientific illustrations and maps.

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This accession consists of field notes of Donald F. MacDonald, geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and professor of geology. MacDonald was appointed by the Costa Rica-Panama Boundary Commission as geologist during the construction of the Panama Canal, 1911-1913. Some of these field notes were written in conjunction with USGS geologist Thomas Wayland Vaughan. Materials also include scientific illustrations and maps.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-133, Donald F. MacDonald Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Canal Zone, Station Numbers 1806-1816

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Geology of Culebra Cut, Book A, February, April 1911

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Geology of Culebra Cut, Book B, 1912

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Canal Zone, Book #2, [1911?]

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Canal Zone, Station Numbers 1540-1675

Box 1 of 1

Canal Zone Notes, Culebra Cut, Book #1, January 1911

Box 1 of 1

Canal Zone Notes, Book #1a, Sections with Vaughan, February, April, November 1911

Box 1 of 1

Canal Zone Notes, Book #1b, Sections with Vaughan, November 1911, June 1912

Box 1 of 1

Canal Zone Notes, Book #6, September-October 1912, February 1913

Box 1 of 1

Costa Rica, May 25-June 28

Box 1 of 1

Costa Rica-Panama Boundary Survey, April 3-May 29, 1912

Box 1 of 1

Abangarez Mines, Costa Rica, June 19-August 29, 1912

Box 1 of 1

Chiriqui-Veraguas Trip, Panama, Notebook #1, March 11-April 20, 1913

Box 1 of 1

Chiriqui-Veraguas Trip, Panama (also some Culebra Cut sections, Bejuco), Notebook #2, February-September, 1913

Box 1 of 1

Sampling Placer Ground, Gatun River-Perry, Trinidad River-Ceran, February, August-September, 1913

Box 1 of 1

Los Santos, Panama, Earthquake Notes, October 1913; Sampling Duncan's Claims, December 1913

Box 1 of 1

Talamanca, Costa Rica, November 1915; Sampling Duncan's Claims, Canal Zone, January 1916; Moisture Samples, Culebra Cut

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Garachine, Panama, March-April 1916

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