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Pittier, Henri F., correspondence, 1910-1914

Catalog Data

Alternate Title:
Panama Canal Zone Biological Survey Project : Pittier, Henri F., correspondence, Dec 1910 - June 1911  Search this
Collection name:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary, Records, 1890-1929
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 43 Folder 9
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Canal Zone
Date Range:
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The correspondence documents Henri F. Pittier's botanical field work in the Panama Canal Zone. He began working for the Isthmian Survey and remained in Panama after it ended, collecting for the Smithsonian Institution. Much of the correspondence relates to expenses, payments, specimen shipments, staffing, and other logistics. Includes a letter from Pittier in which he describes the terrain and vegetation observed during fieldwork at El Boquete and valley of Caldera River. He details type of plants, their abundance relating to elevation, and route traveled during the trip.
Botany  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU000045
Access Information:
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Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary, Records, 1890-1929
See more records associated with this person:
Pittier, Henri, 1857-1950
See more records associated with this expedition:
Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone (1910-1912)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project