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Pittier, Henri F., correspondence, 1910-1914 (2)

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 10
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. Letters also describe a combination of weather, routes with dates, observed vegetation (types and abundance), notes on wood samples collected, types of documentation used (including film), entomology, as well as notes on the history and observations of the local populations. One letter in particular has extensive narratives relating observations along shoreline and inaccuracies found in maps used by Pittier. In some cases he lists incorrect location names with the correct name.
Botany  Search this
Entomology  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