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Arkansas and Texas, 1917-1918 : To investigate damage done by birds to rice crops; Includes a field diary, 12 December 1917 - 6 January 1918, correspondence, and a report on the investigation
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Arkansas and Texas, 1917-1918 : To investigate damage done by birds to rice crops; Includes a field diary, 12 December 1917 - 6 January 1918, correspondence, and a report on the investigation

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Alternative: Arkansas and Texas, 1917 - 1918

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Contained In: Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Series: SIA RU007006

Series: Smithsonian Field Book Project : an initiative to improve access to field book content that documents natural history

By

Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

1917-1918

Notes

Materials document Alexander Wetmore efforts to investigate damage done by birds to rice crops in Arkansas and Texas, while working for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey. Includes a field diary, 12 December 1917 - 6 January 1918, photographs, receipts, correspondence, and a report on the investigation. Report on Colorado and Texas: describes processing of farming rice in region irrigated by the Colorado River; damage from Blackbirds; discusses specific companies in the region; damage seen below Houston Texas. Report on Stuttgart and Dewitt [De Witt], Arkansas covers: general description of rice farming in the area; damage by ducks; damage seen at specific farms; and damage by blackbirds. There are a bird reports for the same areas, listing scientific name, frequency of sightings, and locations were seen. Short portion of the notebook details information requests, bird lists and counts. Photographs of crop samples.

Subjects

Arkansas , Black-and-white photographs , Blackbirds , Colorado , Correspondence , Crop losses , De Witt , Ducks , Field notes , Matagorda , Ornithology , Reports , Rice , Stuttgart , Texas , United States , United States Dept. of Agriculture , Wharton

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Smithsonian Field Books collection

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.124501

 

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