Waldo L. Schmitt - Correspondence, Tortugas Laboratory Trips, 1924-25, Vol. 2
About the Project
From 1904-1939, the Carnegie Institution's laboratory on Tortugas Island in the Florida Keys was the best-equipped marine biological station in the tropics. Hundreds of scientists--and even President Franklin D. Roosevelt--traveled to the Tortugas to conduct research.
Among those many researchers was the U.S. National Museum's Waldo Schmitt, who made a journey to the island in 1924-25. This set of correspondence documents his research trip, made a decade before the hurricane-plagued island facility permanently closed.
Get an up close look at the Tortugas Island marine laboratory and help transcribe Schmitt's fascinating letters!