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Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 17
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Espirito Santo
Poços de Caldas
Três Lagoas
Campo Grande
Serra do Mar
Caparaó, Serra do
Rio de Janeiro
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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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Accession #:
SIA RU000229
Access Information:
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United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
See more records associated with this person:
Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project