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Mary Agnes Chase notes, 1922 trip

Alternate Title:
Chase Europe 1922
Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 17
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
France
Austria
Germany
Italy
Paris
Vienna
Berlin
Munich
Potsdam
Brennero
Tuscany
Pisa
Date Range:
1922
Start Date:
19220300
End Date:
1922
Topic:
Botany
Grasses
Reconstruction (1914-1939)
Herbarium
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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Mary Agnes Chase records details for her travels to Europe to collect and exchange materials and specimens for the United States Department of Agriculture. The diary is typed, and listed chronologically. She travels to herbariums across western Europe, including details about the voyage; passengers and acquaintances; interactions with colleagues; descriptions of herbariums, their condition and organization; lack of materials and current publications in herbariums and their libraries; travel by train; the lingering political, physical and economic aftermath of World War I; and personal and shared opinions on Prohibition and Woodrow Wilson. She traveled France (Paris); Austria (Vienna); Germany (Berlin, Potsdam, Munich); and Italy (Tuscany, Pisa, Brenner [Brennero]). She collects specimens with Dr. Edmund Hackel, page 54.
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Mary Agnes Chase correspondence, 1929 trip to Brazil

Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 17
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Correspondence
Place:
Brazil
Espirito Santo
Poços de Caldas
Diamantina
Três Lagoas
Campo Grande
Serra do Mar
Caparaó, Serra do
Rio de Janeiro
Date Range:
1929-1930
Start Date:
19291009
End Date:
19300302
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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Abstract:
Through correspondence written to A. S. Hitchcock, Mary Agnes Chase details her collecting efforts in Brazil in 1929-1930. She discusses her time in various sites in Brazil; backgrounds of Brazilian colleagues; accommodations; expenses; specimens sent to the USDA; difficulties with customs; conditions and organization of grass collections in Brazil; state of libraries and access to professional publications; and Hitchcock's health and operation. She details two major collecting trips in the country: Serra da Mar, Caparaó and the vicinity of Campo Grande. She also collected in the vicinity of Pico de Bandeira, Espirito Santo, Poços de Caldas, Bello Harizonte, Diamantina Minas, and Tres Lagoas. |Letters are dated and sometime paginated. For significant collecting trips, the site is listed at the top of the correspondence.
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Mary Agnes Chase trips to Brazil, 1925-1930

Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 Folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 17
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Lecture notes
Place:
Brazil
Caparaó, Serra do
Diamantina
Rio de Janeiro
Bahia
Date Range:
1925-1930
Start Date:
1925
End Date:
1930
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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Abstract:
These are a collection of notes, note cards and essays relating to lectures Chase gave about her two collecting trips to Brazil. The first relates to her trip to Caparaó from the Minas side in Serro do Mar in 1929. Second grouping relates to a talk given for the Biological Society, October 24, 1925 on collecting in Brazil. Also included is a document title "Quest for Grasses in Brasil." Materials are typed, and with references (by number and caption) to images used.
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Mary Agnes Chase Brazil letters, 1929-1930

Alternate Title:
Brazil letters, 1929-1930
Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 17
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Correspondence
Place:
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
Caparaó, Serra do
Viçosa
Date Range:
1929-1930
Start Date:
1929
End Date:
1930
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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Abstract:
Mary Agnes Chase composes letters to A. S. Hitchcock during her 1929-1930 trip to Brazil. Corrspondence discussess her work at the Jardim Botânico in Rio de Janeiro, collecting enroute to Caparaó, and while at Viçosa [Minas Gerais]. Two of the letters appear to be incomplete.
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Albert Spear Hitchcock - brief report on a trip to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, May 25, 1923-February 18, 1924

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
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Grazing
Agriculture
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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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.
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#587-#778; #1316A-#1448 A. A. S. Hitchcock : British Guiana, 1919-1920, Washington, D.C., including SI and Rock Creek Park; Cuba; Colorado and Wyoming, 1918

Alternate Title:
A. S. Hitchcock: British Guiana, 1919-1920; Washington, D.C., including SI and Rock Creek Park; Cuba; Colorado and Wyoming, 1918. Vol. 1, nos. 587-778, 1316A-1448A
Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 19
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Guyana
District of Columbia
Cuba
Colorado
Wyoming
West Indies
New Mexico
Viñales
Baraguá
Georgetown
Rock Creek Park
United States
Date Range:
1918-1920
Start Date:
1918
End Date:
1920
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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Abstract:
The photograph album contains images compiled by A. S. Hitchcock from collecting trips. Images are numbered consecutively and have captions detailing subject matter, location, and sometimes date. Subject matter includes examples of trees and other vegetation identified by common name; agricultural fields; landscapes; structures and residences at towns and gardens visited; portraits of local people; and ports and sailing vessels in the Caribbean. Places documented include: Caribbean islands (Antigua, Martinique, St. Thomas, St. Croix); Guyana (Lamaha canal, Georgetown); Colorado (Leadville, Royal Gorge); Wyoming (Jackson Hole); Washington D.C. (NMNH, Rock Creek Park in 1920); New Mexico (Santa Fe in 1926); and Cuba (Viñales, Baraguá).
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#1119-#1619, A. S. Hitchcock : Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, 1923-1924

Alternate Title:
A. S. Hitchcock: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, 1923-1924. Vol. 3, nos. 1119-1619
Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 20
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Ecuador
Cuenca
Loja
Biblián
Quito
Chimborazo
Colombia
Peru
Chuquibambilla
Ollantaytambo
Bolivia
Illimani, Nevado
La Oroya
Chile
Panama
Date Range:
1923-1924
Start Date:
1923
End Date:
1924
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU 007067
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Abstract:
A.S. Hitchcock compiled photographs relating to collecting trips to Central and South America, 1923-1924. Photographs are numbered and captions include details of location and sometimes date. Locations documented include: Ecuador (Cuenca, Loja, Biblián, Portovelo, Quito (street scenes), Huiga, Mt. Chimborazo); Colombia; Peru (Oroya, Lima (street scenes), Perené Plantation, Atocsaico ranch, Cuczo (incan ruins), Chuquibambilla Experiment Stations, Arequipa, Ollantaitambo, La Raya; Bolivia (Mt. Illimani, Chulimani, near La Paz, Atocha, near Tupiza River); Chile; Panama (Barro Colorado). Subject matter includes (Ecuador) village and rural scenes; structures; vegetation including examples of cacti; agricultural workers and fields; ports and vessels; landscapes including paramo; local people and colleagues; (Peru) Ranches, relating structures and procedures relating to sheep and cattle industries, terraced hillsides; (Bolivia) Ranches, relating structures and procedures relating to sheep and cattle industries, terraced hillsides.
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#1976-#2351. A. S. Hitchcock : Oregon, Washington, California, 1927; Newfoundland and Labrador, 1928, Africa, 1929

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A.S. Hitchcock: Oregon, Washington, California, 1927; Newfoundland and Labrador, 1928; Africa, 1929. Vol. 5, nos. #1976-#2351.
Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 21
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls
Fort Victoria
Kilimanjaro
Kenya
Oregon
Washington
Newfoundland and Labrador
Umpqua National Forest
Saint John’s
Teneriffe
Nairobi
Cape Town
St. Helena
Kew Gardens
Date Range:
1927-1929
Start Date:
1927
End Date:
1929
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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Abstract:
The photograph album compiled by A.S. Hitchcock of images from collecting trips during 1927-1929. Locations include Africa (Victoria Falls, Euphorbia, Fort Victoria, Zimbabwe, Lake challu Mt. Kilimanjaro, Naivasha); United States (Oregon (Umpqua forest), Cascade Forest, Washington, California); Canada (Newfoundland, St. John’s, Labrador); United Kingdom (Kew Gardens); Teneriffe Island; Nairobi; South Africa (Cape Town), St. Helena Island. Subject matter includes landscapes, examples of vegetation, city and village scenes; informal images of local people; formal portraits; Zimbabwe ruins.
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#1757-#1975, Mary Agnes Chase expedition to Brazil, 1924-1925

Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 20
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Brazil
Pernambuco
Paulo Afonso, Cachoeira de
Itatiáia, Parque Nacional de
Rio de Janeiro
Date Range:
1924-1925
Start Date:
1924
End Date:
1925
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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The photograph album is compiled by A.S. Hitchcock from Mary Agnes Chase’s images. Subject matter includes images of vegetation; colleagues; agricultural fields; residential structures; trails, mountain ranges. Several of Chase’s identification numbers are referenced. Locations include: Bello Jardim (Pernambuco); Rio Ipojuca; Garanhuus; Pernambuco; Paulo Affonso near turbine station; Itatiaia; Serra do Cipó; Rio de Janeiro; Vicosa; and Serra de Gramma. Most images are numbered and captioned. Some images have been digitized by SI-Archives, those are indicated by their identification numbers record in pencil next to the image.
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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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Mary Agnes Chase letters to Albert Spear Hitchcock, written in Brazil

Alternate Title:
Chase, A. Letters to A. S. Hitchcock written in Brazil
Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 17 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Correspondence
Place:
Brazil
Cabo Frio
São Paulo
Uberlândia
Anápolis
Bolivia
Araguaia
Rio de Janeiro
Date Range:
1930
Start Date:
19300306
End Date:
19300429
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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Mary Agnes Chase writes to Albert Spear Hitchcock about her efforts to collect specimens in Brazil in 1930. She discusses specimens collected and their environs; drying specimens; accommodations; expenses; challenges of reaching collecting sites; and colleagues and friends. Correspondence is dated and sometimes paginated. She collected in Cabo Frio, São Paulo, Uberlândia , Anápolis, Matto Grosso, Araguaya [Araguaia]; and Bolivia.
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#782-#1118, A. S. Hitchcock: Asia, 1921, Georgia and Florida, Panama and Ecuador, 1923, includes photographs of Floyd A. McClure

Alternate Title:
A. S. Hitchcock: Asia, 1921; Georgia and Florida; Panama and Ecuador, 1923. Includes photographs of Floyd A. McClure. Vol. 2, 782-1118
Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 19
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Ecuador
Panama
West Indies
Florida
Georgia
Macau
China
Canton
Yangtze
Guam
Japan
Phillippines
United States
Date Range:
1921-1923
Start Date:
1921
End Date:
1923
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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Abstract:
The photograph album contains images compiled by A. S. Hitchcock from collecting trips. Images are numbered consecutively and have captions detailing subject matter, common or scientific name, location, and sometimes date. Locations visited included: Ecuador; Panama (Barro Colorado); Caribbean (St. Thomas, Haiti); Florida (Lake Okeechobee, Caxambos, Brooksville); Georgia (Savannah); Macao [Macau] ; China (Hoi How, Shiu Chow, Ying Tak, vicinity of Canton Christian College, Shanghai, Yangtze Valley, Hakone Valley); Japan (Nikko); Philippines; and Guam. Subject matter included: vegetation (multiple examples of bamboo), bird preserves, botanical gardens, sailing vessels and ports, lime processing in Macao, colleagues, landscapes, city scenes of Shanghai, and agricultural fields.
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Mary Agnes Chase correspondence and notes documenting her research on grasses in Brazil and Puerto Rico, c. 1924-1941, contains a copy of the itinerary of Carl von Martius's 1817-1820 exploring trip to Brazil. (Accession 06-208)

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Mary Agnes Chase correspondence and notes documenting her research on grasses in Brazil and Puerto Rico, c. 1924-1941. (Acc. 06-208)
Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 17
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Correspondence
Research notes
Place:
Brazil
Puerto Rico
Date Range:
1924-1941
Start Date:
1924
End Date:
1941
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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Abstract:
Materials relate to preparations for her travel to Brazil and Puerto Rico. This includes a list of South American Panicum by group; a letter from T. A. Sprague to A. S. Hitchcock on discussing relevant decisions of the Cambridge Congress relating to Panicum; itinerary of Carl von Martius's 1817-1820 trip to Brazil; letter from P.H. Rolfs to Mary Agnes Chase with travel advice of Brazil; list of American grasses (including introduced species) wanted by the California Academy of Sciences; map of South America showing stations of inland South American Missionary Union; October 1931 brochure Inland South America; letter to Chase from Dr. N Feinbrun about publication reprints; and a letter to Chase from William R. Maxon relating to accessioned specimens.
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Sprague, T. A.
Rolfs, P. H.
Feinbrun, N.
Maxon, William R. (William Ralph), 1877-1948
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