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August Busck notebooks, field notes Sept 1898 AB53 - AB65

Catalog Data

Collection name:
Papers of August Busck, Department of Entomology, 1896 - 1934
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Dept. of Entomology
Box 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
District of Columbia
United States
Date Range:
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The field notes document the collecting of August Busck in areas around the District of Columbia during September - October 1898 while he was working for the US Department of Agriculture. Notes are entered from the front and back of the notebook. Entries are dated and headed with specimen number, name, and sometimes type of vegetation. Locations are often identified by landmark (i.e. Department grounds). Entries include detailed descriptions of insects' effects on vegetation and specimen characteristics with measurements, sometimes including notes about larvae, eggs, and cocoons. There is also some unidentified information. Includes loose inserts with sketches of wings, and notes on specimens AB100 - AB103.
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Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-445
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Entomology at 202-633-0990 to make an appointment.
See more records from this collection:
Papers of August Busck, Department of Entomology, 1896 - 1934
See more records associated with this person:
Busck, August, 1870-1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project