West Indies Journal, Vol. IV

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In 1935, Ruth MacCoy married Richard E. Blackwelder and, in June, they were off to the West Indies for an extended time of scientific research. Richard collected 50,000 Coleoptera, or beetles, during that trip. This is one of several of Ruth's diaries from that expedition. Ruth and Richard worked together closely and co-authored several important works including the 4th supplement of "The Leng catalogue of Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico" and "The Directory of Zoological Taxonomists."

Join our digital volunteers in transcribing Ruth's diaries and get a glimpse of what this West Indies expedition experience was like from her point of view.

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