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Albert Spear Hitchcock - brief report on a trip to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, May 25, 1923-February 18, 1924

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Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 17
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Peru
Ecuador
Bolivia
Quito
Guayaquil
Chimborazo
Ollantaytambo
Chuquibambilla
Oroya
Arequipa
Date Range:
1923-1924
Start Date:
19230525
End Date:
19240218
Abstract:
Hitchcock documents his traveled to studying the grazing industry of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in 1924 with a brief report and collection of black and white photographs. Specimens collected included all kinds of flowering plants. The Gray Herbarium of Harvard University and New York Botanical Garden received were both funding sources for the trip, and received specimen sets matching what was collected for the National Herbarium. The field book includes an itinerary of the trip, details about travel, agriculture, horse feed, grazing industry, topography and climate of the countries. The majority of the notebook is composed of images, with detailed captions.|Subject matter of photographs includes images of topography and climate of the countries (plains, terraced hillsides, slopes) and images documenting fundamentals of daily life (home construction, fuel sources, work in town and in the field). Specific subject matter includes: grazing areas and structures of the Chuquibambilla Experiment Station, Peru; care of sheep herds; landscape of Ollantaitambo [Ollantaytambo], Peru; plains of southern Bolivia; cultivated fields in Ecuador; Hitchcock's caravan; partially and fully constructed houses of lower and upper class; commonly used local building materials and methods; common fuel sources like peat, roots, and yareta; ranches; and villages near Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Grazing  Search this
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Accession #:
SIA RU000229
Access Information:
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See more records from this collection:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
See more records associated with this person:
Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI91