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Collection name:
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 63 Envelope 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
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Date Range:
Start Date:
End Date:
The diary of 1935 includes notes and station data kept by Waldo LaSalle Schmitt on the Hancock Galapagos Expedition. The notebook is prestamped with dates, but many of these have been crossed out for other types of entries. Most entries are short, listing a specimen number (364-487), indicated activity (i.e. dredging) and time of day, and sometimes information about collecting environment (i.e. reef, tide pool), location and sometimes a description. There is more than one numerical series (306-362)in the notebook. Includes maps with notes. After number 487, entries appear to be chronological and match the date printed. Entries detail daily activities, individuals seen and worked with, expenses, Some entries are extensive in text, but can writing sometimes illegible. much of the second half of the notebook is blank. November 23 - December 25, include temperature and barometric readings.
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Accession #:
SIA RU007231
Access Information:
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See more records from this collection:
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
See more records associated with this person:
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
See more records associated with this expedition:
Hancock Pacific-Galapagos Expeditions (1933-1935)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project