Waldo L. Schmitt - Correspondence, Tortugas Laboratory Trips, 1924-25, Vol. 2

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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!

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