Journal of Richard E. Blackwelder, West Indies, vol. 1
Richard E. Blackwelder Papers, 1926-1964
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Blackwelder, Richard E. (Richard Eliot), 1909-2001
This journal contains field notes documenting Richard Blackwelder's research in Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic from 22 June 1935 to 17 September 1935 to study insects, especially beetles. This journal contains 153 pages. Blackwelder provides descriptions of flora and fauna, especially birds, of his surrounding environment. He also includes elevations, weather information, and geological information. Abundance of insect genera is noted when applicable. Also, description on how specimens were obtained (ex. in cow dung; rotten fruit) is included. Maps for Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican republic are included and are annotated to show locations of stations and route taken. Some rainfall maps are also included. Stations visited include station 1A-42 (1-20 Jamaica, 21-31 Haiti, 32-42 Dominican Republic). Index of locations is included in the back. Index of insects is also included. Sketches of plants are included in the back. Examples of localities Blackwelder visited includes Hope Gardens (currently Hope), Caymanas Estates, Manchioneal, and Montego Bay (Jamaica); Kenscoff and Saint Marc (Haiti); and Moca (Dominican Republic). Annotations about photos taken are also included.
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