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United States Bureau of Fisheries, Records, circa 1877-1948

Extent:
340 field books
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Hawaii
Rhode Island
Alaska
California
Massachusetts
Maryland
Canada
Mexico
Japan
Philippines
Date Range:
1877-1948
Topic:
Ostreidae
Chordata
Animalia
Oysters
Fish
Invertebrates
Coral
Crustaceans
Bivales
Accession #:
SIA RU007184
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Description:
These papers include records from the United States Fish Commission including the original logbooks for the research vessels Albatross, Fish Hawk, Grampus, Halcyon, Yvonne, Edwin C. Dolliver, and Danglade. These records contain hydrographic and dredging data; notes on fish, invertebrates, and other freshwater and marine life; transcribed records of some logbooks; material concerning the scientific work of the Commission; material on oyster surveys conducted by the Commission; and records of specimens distributed to institutions. Locations include the Hawaiian Islands, the Galapagos Islands, and other Pacific islands; Alaska; California and Mexico; east coast United States (especially New England); Pacific Northwest United States and Canada; Japan and China; and the Philippines and other South East Asian Pacific islands. Many of these logbooks have been digitized by NOAA: http://www.lib.noaa.gov/collections/imgdocmaps/fisheries_heritage.html.
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United States. Bureau of Fisheries
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Albatross Philippine Expedition (1907-1910)
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United States Bureau of Fisheries, Records, circa 1877-1948
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Joseph Francis Rock Collection, 1922-1929

Extent:
1 album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
China
Date Range:
1922-1929
Topic:
Plantae
Plants
Accession #:
SIA RU007287
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Description:
This collection consists chiefly of photographs of landscapes and plants taken by Rock on collecting trips to China and Tibet, 1922-1929. The Rock Specimen Catalog, located in the Botany Library of the National Museum of Natural History, includes a list of plants collected, 1921-1924, and identification of plants taken, 1928-1929. Also in the Botany Department are manuscript maps prepared by Rock showing his itinerary, 1925-1927. The collection comes with an introduction written by E. H. Walker, Assistant Curator, July 1944, partially quoted below: These photographs were taken by Joseph F. Rock on his expedition to western China under the auspices of the National Geographic Society in 1923-1924 and in 1928. They were generously presented to the U. S. National Museum by the Society through the kind auspices of Dr. Rock in 1944, because of their value in supplementing the herbarium material presented to the Museum by the Society after the expeditions. Most of them are photographs of plants in their natural habitat, taken previous to the preparation of the herbarium specimens. They may not be reproduced without obtaining permission from the National Geographic Society and must be accompanied by the Society's copyright when published. Wherever the legend mentions a herbarium specimen, a corresponding reference appears on the U. S. National Herbarium sheet giving the National geographic society's negative number. These numbers are different from Dr. Rock's original negative numbers, which are not generally used. By requesting a login from the National Geographic Society, you can obtain access to the database in which each of these images is cataloged: https://spi.ngs.org/portal/index.jsp.
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Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962
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Joseph Francis Rock Collection, 1922-1929
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Carl Heinrich field notebooks, 1916-1919, 1927, 1929

Extent:
6 notebooks
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
New Mexico
Arizona
Colorado
Texas
Oklahoma
Guatemala
Date Range:
1916-1919, 1927, 1929
Topic:
Insecta
Lepidoptera
Malvaceae
Animalia
Plantae
Insects
Butterflies
Moths
Mallows
Accession #:
SIA RU007125
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Description:
These notebooks document Carl Heinrich's field trips to New Mexico, 1916; Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma, 1918; Texas, 1918-1919; Arizona, 1927; and expenses and collecting in Guatemala, 1929. These field notes were taken while Heinrich conducted entomological worked for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspecting crops for damage from insects.
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Heinrich, Carl, 1880-1955
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Carl Heinrich field notebooks, 1916-1919, 1927, 1929
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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James A. Peters papers, and records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians : series 15, field notes, 1946-1965

Extent:
7 notebooks
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Mexico
Ecuador
United States
Peru
Missouri
Paricutín
Michoacán
Michigan
Jalisco
Quito
Illinois
Date Range:
1946-1965
Topic:
Reptilia
Amphibia
Animalia
Reptiles
Amphibians
Lizards
Snakes
Frogs
Turtles
Accession #:
SIA RU007175
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Description:
This collection is series 15 of "James A. Peters Papers, and Records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians 1927-1973 (papers), 1927-1966 (Records)". Field notes cover Peters field work on Reptiles and Amphibians such as snakes, lizards, turtles, and frogs in various locations within Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and the United States. Field notes of Martin Imms included, as well. Notes are diary like and extremely descriptive of environmental surroundings, and often include weather information, temperatures, elevations, and measurements of specimen collected.
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Peters, James Arthur, 1922-1972
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James A. Peters papers, and records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians : series 15, field notes, 1946-1965
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Joseph Francis Rock, field notes, 1920-1929

Extent:
10 field books
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
China
Burma
India (Assam)
Thailand
Singapore
Tibet
Date Range:
1920-1929
Topic:
Ranunculaceae
Ericaceae
Brassicaceae
Liliaceae
Brunelliaceae
Geraniaceae
Fumariaceae
Saxifragaceae
Plantae
Buttercup
Heather
Mustard flowers
Lilies
Pinneapple
Fumitory
Saxifrage
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-094
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Description:
This collection, also referred to as the Rock specimen catalog, is related to a larger collection consisting chiefly of photographs of landscapes and plants taken by Rock on collecting trips to China and Tibet from 1922-1929. The specimen catalogs and field notes that comprise this collection were written by Rock during his botanical collecting efforts in China, Tibet, Thailand, Assam and Myanmar.The field notes consist of 7 bound volumes and 1 document box containing three unbound field books. 5 bound volumes and one unbound volume document Rock's work collecting botanical specimens in China and Tibet. Two bound volumes and one unbound volume document Rock's collecting efforts in China, Thailand, Myanmar, and Assam, a current province of India.
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Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962
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Joseph Francis Rock, field notes, 1920-1929
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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James G. Cooper papers, 1853-1870 and undated

Extent:
3 field books
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Oregon
Washington
Panama
North Carolina
California
Panama
Idaho
Montana
Rocky Mountains
Date Range:
1853-1870
Topic:
Plantae
Plantae
Animalia
Plants
Tertiary
Cretaceous
Accession #:
SIA RU007067
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Description:
These papers consist of journals and manuscripts containing Cooper's descriptions of his travels in Oregon and Washington territories, California, and his homeward trip through Panama, and as far north as Cape Hatteras. Included are observations made while he was a part of the Isaac Stevens survey. The journals and manuscripts contain descriptions of geological features, weather observations, and technical notes on the plant and animal life of the area. Also included are specimen lists, maps, and sketches of his route while on the Stevens survey.
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Cooper, J. G (James Graham) 1830-1902
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Pacific Railroad Survey of the 47th and 49th Parallels
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James G. Cooper papers, 1853-1870 and undated
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Allan W. H. Bé papers, circa 1953-1969

Extent:
125 logbooks
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Indian Ocean
Southern Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Caribbean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Philippine Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Drake Passage
Norwegian Sea
Bering Sea
Mexico, Gulf of
Arabian Sea
Tasman Sea
Coral Sea
Great Australian Bight
Date Range:
1953-1969
Topic:
Rhizaria
Foraminifera
Protista
Plankton
Algae
Zooplankton
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 09-008
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Description:
This accession consists of the papers of Allan W. H. Bé, marine invertebrate zoologist during his career at the Lamont Geological Observatory at Columbia University studying plankton. Although most of the materials in the collection were not created by Be himself, Be is listed as the primary, and in most cases, sole creator of all items. Materials in this collection include field notes from various cruises during which plankton samples were collected. The collection contains data sheets, plotting charts, graphs, maps, instructional materials, correspondence, equipment logs, data compilations, and other miscellaneous materials related to these research cruises. A bulk of the collection relates to cruises on the research vessel Vema. Other research vessels for which cruises are named after include but are not limited to the Robert D. Conrad, Eltanin, and Rockaway. The majority of materials included in this collection are data sheets recording various kind of data. The data often include important information like coordinates, weather conditions and temperatures, and how much was collected and at what depth. Plankton samples were collected from sampling stations located all over the world. Although most of the major Oceans, Seas, and other bodies of water that Be collected in are included, it is important to note that samples were collected from many locations that could not be listed here. In addition to materials from the Lamont Geological Observatory, some materials from the Smithsonian Oceanographic Sorting Center are also included.
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Bé, Allan W.H., 1921-1983
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Allan W. H. Bé papers, circa 1953-1969
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Mary Agnes Chase field books, 1906-1959 from the Department of Botany

Extent:
9 field books
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Austria
Puerto Rico
Brazil
Maryland
District of Columbia
Delaware
Maine
North Carolina
New Jersey
Virginia
Tennessee
South America
Mexico
Texas
Chesapeake Beach
Date Range:
1906-1959
Topic:
Poaceae
Plantae
Plants
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-093
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Description:
This collection contains 6 of Mary Agnes Chase field books, maintained by the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany. The collection includes specimen lists, list of photographs taken, itineraries, and tip-ins and insertions from 1906-1959. Included are notes from field trips to Austria, Europe, Brazil, Maryland, and District of Columbia from 1922-1925, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Virginia from 1906-1907, District of Columbia and vicinity. Illinois, Indiana, and Virginia from 1897-1905, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and South America from 1930-1959, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Trinidad, and Brazil from 1925-1930 Northeast and southeast United States, District of Columbia, Texas, and Puerto Rico from 1912-1919, and Southeast and west United States, District of Columbia, Virginia, and Mexico from 1907-1911. Includes one book with Chase's notes on specimens in the Hackel Herbarium in Vienna, Austria; and one photograph album (1898, 1903, and undated) from collecting trips in the United States and Central America.
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Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963
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Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
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Mary Agnes Chase field books, 1906-1959 from the Department of Botany
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940

Extent:
25 items
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Asia
Japan
India
Thailand
Malaysia
China
Egypt
Fiji
Solomon Islands
Tanzania
Liberia
Palestine
Indonesia
Sumatra
Date Range:
1914-1940
Topic:
Mammalia
Reptilia
Aves
Insecta
Animalia
Mammals
Reptiles
Birds
Animals
Insects
Accession #:
SIA RU007293
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Description:
Diaries, journals, photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials document William Mann's early entomological collecting trips, as well as the Manns' experiences at the National Zoological Park, and on their travels abroad from 1914-1940. Field notes document the Philip Expedition to the Middle East (1914); Mann's trip as a Sheldon Traveling Fellow to Fiji and Solomon Islands (1915-1916); Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa (1926); their participation in the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies (1937); collecting trip to South America (1939); and Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (1940). Materials document travel to Egypt and Palestine in 1914; Tanzania in 1926; Southeast Asia in 1937; as well as Argentina and Brazil in 1939. Most trips have multiple items relating to them, providing multiple formats of information specific events. Photographs of the same location or subject matter exist in multiple places, sometimes with or without detailed captions.
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Expedition History 1937 [National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to Collect Living Wild Animals and Birds (1937)]
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Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
Mann, William M., 1886-1960
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National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937
Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (1940)
Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa (1926)
Phillips Expedition to the Middle East
National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937
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William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque papers, 1815-1834 and undated

Extent:
7 folders
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Phildelphia
Kentucky
Lexington
New York
Massachusetts
Delaware River Valley
Camden
Wilmington
Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
New Jersey
Date Range:
1815-1835
Topic:
Plantae
Animalia
Fungi
Mammalia
Insecta
Osteichthyes
Reptilia
Mollusca
Animalia
Plantae
Fungi
Plants
Animals
Fungus
Mammals
Insects
Fish
Turtles
Shells
Accession #:
SIA RU007250
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Description:
This collection consists of notebooks kept by C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque on his many trips from around 1815-1835 (some materials are undated), containing natural history notes and observations; ichthyological and botanical drawings; sketches of landscapes and places visited; itineraries; and trip journals. Some of the notebooks are in French.
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Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840
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Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840
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C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque papers, 1815-1834 and undated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Edgar Alexander Mearns field books, 1892-1910, from the Department of Botany

Extent:
9 notebooks
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Mexico
Arizona
New Mexico
Texas
Minnesota
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Wyoming
Montana
Kenya
Uganda
Egypt
Nairobi
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Algeria
Date Range:
1892-1910
Topic:
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-097
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Description:
Field notes, clippings, correspondence, and maps from Edgar Alexander Mearns' field trips to Africa, including British East Africa, Mexico, and parts of the United States encompassing the years 1892-1910. Includes description of plant distribution at the stations, and notes on lereus gigantens. Also includes list of associate collectors and notes by William A. Archer, 1966.
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Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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Smithsonian African Expedition (1909)
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Edgar Alexander Mearns field books, 1892-1910, from the Department of Botany
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Cinchona Project field notes, 1938-1965

Extent:
26 folders
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Columbia
Ecuador
Peru
Andes
Argentina
Venezuela
Chile
Bolivia
Date Range:
1930s-1960s
Topic:
Rubiaceae
Urticaceae
Plantae
Plants
Cinchona
Madders
Madder family
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-096
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Description:
This collection is comprised of field notes, correspondence, specimen labels, annotated manuscripts, and specimen determination lists collected during the Cinchona Missions Expedition (1930s-1960s). It includes documents pertaining research done a variety of organizations on the Rubiaceae family of plants. These organizations include but are not limited to: the American Quinine Company; the Unite States Foreign Economic Administration; the United States Dept. of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Administration within the Bureau of Plant Industry; the Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum, Herbarium of the National Arboretum.The collection also includes an inventory of collections transferred to the National Herbarium in 1952.
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Killip, Ellsworth Paine, 1890-
Fassett, Norman C. (Norman Carter),1900-1954
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993
Steere, William Campbell, 1907-1989
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Cinchona Missions Expedition (1942-1944)
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Cinchona Project field notes, 1938-1965
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Edmund P. Sheldon, field notes, 1897

Extent:
6 field books
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Oregon
Wallowa county
Union county
Kansas
Nevada
United States
Date Range:
1897
Topic:
Morchellaceae
Rosaceae
Asteraceae
Hymeneliaceae
Fabaceae
Boraginaceae
Pinaceae
Grossulariaceae
Plantae
Asters
Lichen
Morels
Lotus
Douglas fir
Hawthorns
Plants
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-095
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Description:
The collection is primarily comprised of specimen catalogs and manuscripts documenting Sheldon's work as a botanist in Oregon in 1897 for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is comprised of 2 bound volumes containing hand written field notes and 4 folders containing type written manuscripts for Sheldon's official report. The field books and manuscripts contain botanical species catalogue in formation including specimen numbers and scientific names and dated itinerary-style journal entries describing camps, landscape, mineral resources, and vegetation. There are also manuscripts documenting the field work of two related botanical researchers, B.B. Smyth and Berthold Seemann.|A map of the route of Sheldon through Washington in 1897 is located in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany, and available online at: http://botany.si.edu/references/mapsCatalog.
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Sheldon, Edmund Perry, 1869-1913
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Edmund P. Sheldon, field notes, 1897
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947

Extent:
3 folders
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Jamaica
Cuba
Colombia
Chile
Date Range:
1937-1947
Topic:
Coleoptera
Animalia
Beetles
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-085
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Description:
Chapin compiled field books during his travels to Jamaica and Cuba (1937,1941), Colombia (1942), and Chile (1945). Field books are typed and paginated, with journal style entries, giving detailed descriptions of travel, interactions with colleagues, collecting activities. Materials with the field notes include photographs, news clippings from the countries visited, and official correspondence.
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Chapin, Edward A.
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Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965

Extent:
11 folders
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Africa
Asia
Europe
North America
Peru
Ecuador
Brazil
Guyana
United States
Bolivia
France
Austria
Germany
China
Japan
Date Range:
1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Topic:
Poaceae
Plantae
Plants
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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Description:
These papers are part of a collection that document the history of the agrostology section of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture (1901-1939), and the Section of Grasses, United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1912-1963) at the time Albert Spear Hitchcock and Mary Agnes Chase worked for the USDA and the USNH, as well as the scientific endeavors of Hitchcock and Chase. Included are personal papers. Records of the USDA were probably transferred to the Smithsonian when Hitchcock became custodian of the grass section, USNH. Correspondence and papers cover: identification, examination, reports on plants and grasses; exchange and transfer of specimens, gifts and loans of specimen collections; information regarding plants and grasses for sheep and other livestock; explorations and botanical collecting expeditions; taxonomy; nomenclature; pacifism and politics in Europe before and during the Second World War; political and economic conditions during the Chinese Civil War, especially in Foochow (1949); outgoing letterpress correspondence (1905-1923) concerning the above; also biographies, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbook.
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Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963
Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
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United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Charles D. Walcott Collection,1851-1940 and undated

Extent:
41 items
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
New Jersey
New York
Canada
California
Colorado
British Columbia
Canada
Grand Canyon
United States
Date Range:
1851-1940
Topic:
Arthropoda
Trilobita
Animalia
Arthropods
Trilobites
Cambrian
Carboniferous
Silurian
Devonian
Ordovician
Paleozoic
Accession #:
SIA RU007004
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Description:
Materials are from the Charles Walcott Collection, and include field notes, photographs, sketches and stratagraphic sections detailing Walcott's observations and work in geology and paleontology, focusing on the Paleozoic Era. Early in his career many of his observations of geology and paleontology fell in the Carboniferous, Silurian and Devonian periods. Later he focused on the Cambrian and Ordovician periods, which included his most famous discovery of the shale fossils in the Canadian Rockies [Burgess Pass above Field, British Columbia]. |Most of the work completed during his career was during his employment with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) 1879-1907. He started as an assistant geologist eventually promoted to Geologist in charge of Geology and Paleontology. In the course of his work for the USGS he went to southwestern Utah to make stratigraphic sections, field work including expeditions to the Appalachians, New England, New York, eastern Canada, and several Middle Atlantic states, as well as other parts of southwestern and western United States. From 1882 to 1893 he worked with the Survey's invertebrate Paleozoic paleontological collections, and as Director from 1894 to 1907. He was honorary curator of invertebrate Paleozoic fossils at the United States National Museum (USNM) from 1892 to 1907, becoming Secretary of the Smithsonian in 1907.
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Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927
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Resser, Charles Elmer, 1889-1943
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Charles D. Walcott Collection,1851-1940 and undated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Extent:
Approximately 40 photograph albums, 40 notebooks, 4 diaries, 50 folders of correspondence, and 50 folders of field notes
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Wisconsin
Kansas
Puerto Rico
Alaska
Canada
Mexico
South America
Utah
Panama
United States
Venezuela
Europe
California
Hawaiian Islands
Haiti
Date Range:
1848-1979
Topic:
Aves
Mammalia
Reptilia
Chiroptera
Herpestidae
Anatidae
Animalia
Birds
Mammals
Reptiles
Bats
Mongoose
Waterfowl
Accession #:
SIA RU007006
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Description:
(Frank) Alexander Wetmore (1886-1978), ornithologist, avian paleontologist, and science administrator, was the sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, serving from 1945 to 1952. Materials cataloged were created during the near entirety of his life-span, including a series of photograph albums. He developed an early interest in birds and at the age of eight recorded his first observations -- the first field notes in the collection are from age 8 to 16 describing of birds in the vicinity of his birthplace, North Freedom, Wisconsin. Field books and attending materials continue through his years at the University of Kansas. |There are extensive materials from his time working for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey, including field notes, correspondence, expense reports, reference materials, reports, and photographs and maps. There are often multiple items from the same collecting trip. His fieldwork during the time included not only collecting but also investigations of issues with health and management of wildlife. Many of the reports in the collection were never published.|Later collection items document extended collecting efforts in South America during his time with the US National Museum. He traveled numerous times Panama, several times with other individuals whose materials are also in the collection. |Not all items relating to Wetmore's field work have been included in the registry, due to the extensive descriptions in Smithsonian Institution Archive finding aid, and/or a lack of materials in the items explicitly documenting specimens collected during those events. Glass plates and negatives were not cataloged because they often duplicate photographs already included in the registry.
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Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936
Perrygo, Watson M., 1906-1984
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Carriker, Melbourne Armstrong, 1879-1965
Perrygo, Watson M., 1906-1984
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Smithsonian Institution - National Geographic Society Expedition to Panama, January - April, 1949
Tanager Expedition (1923)
Phelps Expedition to Territory of Amazonas, Venezuela (1954)
Parish-Smithsonian Expedition to Haiti, 1930
Pinchot South Sea Expedition, 1929
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Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Barton A. Bean papers,circa 1892-1897, 1903-1908

Extent:
9 field books
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
United States
Florida
Florida Keys
Bahamas
Texas
New Jersey
New York
District of Columbia
Maine
Connecticut
Virginia
Wisconsin
California
Date Range:
1892-1897, 1903-1908
Topic:
Osteichthyes
Animalia
Fish
Bony fish
Accession #:
SIA RU007224
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Description:
These papers include correspondence, notes, and notebooks of Barton A. Bean concerning his work with the United States Fish Commission in 1892 and 1897; trips to New York, Florida, and the Bahamas, 1894, and circa 1903-1908; and daily activities in Washington, D.C., 1895-1897. Most of his notes are narrative accounts of his fishing and collecting trips.
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Bean, Barton A. (Barton Appler), 1860-1947
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Barton A. Bean papers,circa 1892-1897, 1903-1908
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Devra G. Kleiman Papers, 1967-2010

Extent:
34 field books
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
São Paulo
Peru
Amazon Rain Forest
Date Range:
1975-2005
Topic:
Callitrichidae
Primates
Rodentia
Mammalia
Animalia
Golden-lion tamarins
Golden-headed lion tamarins
Black lion tamarins
Black-faced lion tamarins
Lion tamarins
Tamarins
Spiny rats
Rodents
Mammals
Marmosets
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-124
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Description:
Devra G. Kleiman's collection of field books reside within the SIA collection Devra G. Kleiman Papers, 1967-2010, Acc. 11-124. Other materials within the Kleiman's papers, including documents related to field research protocols and processed data, may relate to topics covered in this field book collection. Field books within this collection pertain to Kleiman's work for the National Zoological Park beginning in the 1970s to aid golden lion tamarins (and other lion tamarins) in Brazil, which were at the time critically endangered. Kleiman's notes discuss observing, processing, capturing, releasing, mating, and reintroducing golden lion tamarins (and other tamarins) into the Brazilian wild. Other tamarin species included in the notes are golden-head lion tamarins, black lion tamarins, black-faced lion tamarins, and pinche tamarins. Other mammals, including spiny rats and marmosets, are mentioned throughout Kleiman's notes. Field notes in this collection were taken during field work at several areas including but not limited to Peru, the Amazonian Rain forest, Poco das Antas Biological Reserve, Morro do Diabo State Park, União Biological Reserve, Ecoparque de Una (Una Ecopark or Una Biological Reserve), Emas National Park, Boi Branco (Vala do Arrastao), Belo Horizonte, and the Guaraqueçaba area of Paraná. Kleiman's field notes are narrative in nature describing the various events in the day from beginning to end, accompanied by her thoughts, reflections, and opinions on those events. Beside field work, Kleiman's notes also document her day to day activities like flights, traveling from location to location, meetings and discussions, parties, eating, and interpersonal relationships between colleagues. Kleiman will often refer to "Coimbra", who is the Brazilian biologist Adelmar Coimbra Filho who Kleiman worked closely with.
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Kleiman, Devra G.
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
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Devra G. Kleiman Papers, 1967-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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Fielding B. Meek Papers, 1843-1877 and undated

Extent:
27 field books
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
United States
Nebraska
Minnesota
South Dakota
Wyoming
Colorado
Missouri
Maryland
Kansas
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
New York
Nevada
Iowa
Utah
Date Range:
1846-1877
Topic:
Cretaceous
Accession #:
SIA RU007062
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Description:
The collection consists of Fielding Meek's notebooks, diaries and sketch books from 1846-1873. The field books document not only his observations and collecting during fieldwork, but also specimen processing, references used, and fiscal management. Field books detail work completed working with David Dale Owen's US Geological Survey of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota (1848 and 1849), the Bad Lands of Nebraska in association with Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden (1853), and George Clinton Swallow's Geological Survey of Missouri (1854 and 1855). Later notebooks document Meek's observations and collections of fossils found near coal deposits. Several include detail sketches of specimens. Often labeled and noted cross sections are found in his field notes.|In several of the notebooks from his travels in the upper midwest, Meek includes descriptions of interactions and observations of American Indian tribes and individuals. Also includes notes books from Meek's work under David Dale Owens, during United States geological surveys in the 1840's in the Great Lakes and midwest region of the United States.
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Meek, F. B (Fielding Bradford) 1817-1876
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Owen, David Dale, 1807-1860
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Geological survey of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota (1848-1849)
Geological Survey of Missouri (1853-1855)
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Fielding B. Meek Papers, 1843-1877 and undated
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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