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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 3
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
West Indies
Saint Thomas
Date Range:
Start Date:
End Date:
The diary contains notes made on the Hartford-Smithsonian West Indies Expedition, 1937 recorded by Waldo Schmitt. The notebook has preprinted dates, and they appear to be accurate. Most entries are between February 27 - May 20. They record time of day and temperature (sometimes hourly), locations, destinations, expenses, weather, and include short descriptions of daily activities, personal observations, comments about sites and local habits, wildlife observed, and voyage conditions. Locations include islands through out the West Indies and islands are listed at the top of the pages.
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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:
Hartford-Smithsonian West Indies Expedition (1937)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project