Alexander Wetmore- Field Notes, August 1902-April 1903

About the Project

When future Secretary of the Smithsonian Alexander Wetmore was a teenager, his interests weren’t just flights of fancy. They laid the groundwork for his long and successful scientific career as an ornithologist and curator.

Wetmore began studying birds at a young age, and continued through his adulthood with the Smithsonian! He recorded this set of field notes when he was just 16—many years later, Wetmore would continue his ornithological field observations.

Join us in transcribing this set of field notes and make a young Wetmore’s scientific exploration available for generations of new researchers!

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