Waldo Schmitt - Expeditions to South America, correspondence, 1925 - 1930

About the Project

Even the most intrepid explorers miss home from time to time—the Smithsonian’s Waldo Schmitt was no exception.

Schmitt, a biologist and curator with the United States National Museum, received this correspondence while he was traveling through South America from 1925-30. In addition to work matters from the Smithsonian, Schmitt received updates (and some interesting illustrations!) from his wife, Alvina, and children, Waldo Jr. and Barbara.

Get a glimpse into the personal life of the Smithsonian’s Dr. Waldo L. Schmitt and join in on transcribing!

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