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Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition to the East Coast of South America, 29 July 1925 - 9 September 1925 (Vol. 1)

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Alternate Title:
Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition to the East Coast of South America, 1925-1926 : Diary, 3 volumes, July 29, 1925 - February 1, 1926 (1 of 3)  Search this
Collection name:
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 76 Folder 14
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
South America
Brazil
Date Range:
1925-1925
Start Date:
19250729
End Date:
19250909
Abstract:
Waldo Schmitt was a recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship. The diary (volume 1 of 3) documents work during the Scholarship-funded Expedition to the East Coast of South America, 1925-1926. Volume 1 covers July 29 - September 9, 1925. Entries are dated and details cover period from departure from Washington, DC. Subject matter discusses expenses, daily activities (personal and professional), interactions and activities with other travelers, observations of local crustaceans, and dealing with local authorities. Portion of the entries are data including latitude and longitude positions, speed, distance and days traveled. In the back of the journal is data on salinity by latitude, currents, air and water temperatures (readings taken every 4 hours for August 1 - August 9).
Topic:
Crustaceans  Search this
Zoology  Search this
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:
Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition (1925-1927)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI1142