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Jean Louis Berlandier Papers

Extent:
8.21 cu. ft. (15 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Scientific illustrations
Photographs
Architectural drawings
Art objects
Manuscripts
Date:
1826-1851, and related papers to 1886
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
These papers are only a segment of Berlandier's papers which were purchased from Berlandier's widow by Lt. Darius Nash Couch in 1853. The Smithsonian Institution received Berlandier's meteorological records, mineral collections, and natural history specimens and manuscripts. The remainder of the papers were sold by Couch.

Between 1855 and 1886, various persons connected with the Smithsonian Institution used these papers, particularly Berlandier's zoological and meteorological data, for research and editing. Their notations, abstracts, and other materials are part of this record unit. Included are C. B. R. Kennerly, who translated portions of Berlandier's zoological manuscripts; James Henry Coffin, who reduced the meteorological observation data that Joseph Henry intended to publish; and Walter L. Nicholson and Cleveland Abbe, both of whom attempted to edit the works of Berlandier and Coffin, but were unable to complete the project.

These papers include Berlandier's correspondence; handwritten manuscripts on comparative anatomy, birds, botany, fishes, invertebrates, mammals, meteorology, reptiles and amphibians; four volumes on zoology; a geographical journal; astronomical, barometrical, cyanometrical, and meteorological data; air temperature, rainfall, and underground temperature data; sketches and watercolor paintings of birds, fishes, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles and amphibians; photographs of some of the watercolor paintings; a handwritten manuscript on Indian mummies; Memorias de la Comision de Limites a los ordenes del General Manuel Mier V Teran, co-authored by Berlandier and General Mier; handwritten manuscripts collected by Berlandier, including a Spanish-Latin dictionary on medicinal plants; and catalogs kept by Berlandier of his manuscripts and scientific collections sent to Europe or kept by him. Also included are Walter L. Nicholson correspondence; drawings of Berlandier's physician and pharmacy office at Matamoros; maps; lists of American medical officials stationed at Fort Brown, Texas, 1846-1851, and 1869; James Henry Coffin's abstracts of Berlandier's meteorological observation data as arranged by Nicholson; printed materials collected by Berlandier and Nicholson; translations of Berlandier's meteorological manuscripts by Cleveland Abbe, Coffin, and Nicholson; translations of portions of Berlandier zoological manuscripts by C. B. R. Kennerly; a catalog of Berlandier's manuscripts printed by the Smithsonian Institution in 1853; and notes concerning the Berlandier manuscripts at the Library of Congress and the United States National Museum Library.

Berlandier's manuscripts were written mostly in French, with some written in Spanish and Latin.
Historical Note:
Jean Louis Berlandier (circa 1805-1851), anthropologist, geographer, historian, meteorologist, and naturalist, was one of the earliest scientists to explore northeastern Mexico and southeastern Texas. A native of France, Berlandier studied pharmacy in Geneva, and later studied botany under Auguste-Pyrame de Candolle at the Academy of Geneva. In November 1826, Berlandier was assigned by de Candolle to collect natural history specimens in the northeastern part of Mexico including Texas. After arriving in Mexico, Berlandier was appointed botanist for the Comision de Limites, a scientific boundary survey financed by the Mexican government to survey the Mexican-United States border west of the Sabine River. Berlandier traveled with the Comision de Limites to southeastern Texas from November 1827 until May 1828 when he became ill with malaria. Berlandier then returned to Matamoros to recuperate. From the fall of 1828 until the end of 1829, Berlandier continued his excursions into Texas. After 1830, Berlandier resided permanently at Matamoros as a physician and pharmacist, but maintained his interest in natural history and the physical sciences. Berlandier maintained an extensive record of meteorological observations that began when he left France in 1826. In May 1851, Berlandier drowned while crossing a river south of Matamoros.
Topic:
Comision de Limites  Search this
Astronomy and astrophysics  Search this
Botany  Search this
Geography  Search this
History  Search this
Meteorology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Scientific illustrations
Photographs
Architectural drawings
Art objects
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7052, Jean Louis Berlandier Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7052
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Jean Louis Berlandier Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7052

Folder 13 Memorias de la Comision de limites a las ordenes del General Manuel de Mier y Teran

Container:
Box 14 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7052, Jean Louis Berlandier Papers
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Jean Louis Berlandier Papers
Jean Louis Berlandier Papers / Series 9: PRINTED MATERIALS KEPT BY BERLANDIER. / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7052-refidd1e2093

Sabicea calophylla Aspl.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Río Baria, lower, ca 5-0 km above Point Tambores of Camisioa de Limita and Camp of Comision de Limite at Boca de Secha going to Brazil, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
31 Mar 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Gentianales Rubiaceae Cinchonoideae
Published Name:
Sabicea calophylla Aspl.
Barcode:
00998686
USNM Number:
3281587
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/375501d12-91bc-48e3-8081-c5d255173c34
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10715659

Psychotria maturacensis Steyerm.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Los Tambores of Comision de Limite to Caño Erubichi on Río Baria, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
2 Apr 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Gentianales Rubiaceae Rubioideae
Published Name:
Psychotria maturacensis Steyerm.
Barcode:
00759686
USNM Number:
3292535
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36d4093cb-a331-4756-97a5-3ddcf3827655
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10772373

Memorias de la Comision de limites a las ordenes del general Manuel de Mier y Teran

Author:
Mier y Terán, Manuel de d. 1832  Search this
Author:
Berlandier, Jean Louis -1851  Search this
Physical description:
16 pages 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1832
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Call number:
QK211.M63 1832
QK211.M63 1832
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_942667

Satyria panurensis (Benth. ex Meisn.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Nied.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Caño Baria above Río Baria, above point of Tambores Comisión de Limite and Camp of Comision at Boca de Secha going to Brazil, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
1 Apr 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ericales Ericaceae Vaccinioideae
Published Name:
Satyria panurensis (Benth. ex Meisn.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex Nied.
Barcode:
00904701
USNM Number:
3071986
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Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34ad16baf-ed18-42eb-9e43-b6e82e5d859d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10772364

Ficus trigona L. f.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Los Tambores of Comision de Limite to Caño Erubichi on Río Baria, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
2 Apr 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Moraceae
Published Name:
Ficus trigona L. f.
Barcode:
01122841
USNM Number:
3640736
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Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/381b63474-c45b-42cc-903e-156bb4de3e14
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10631630

Codonanthopsis ulei Mansf.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Rio Negro Dept., lower Cano Baria, ca 5 to 10 km above Point of Tambores of Camisioa de Limita and camp of comision de limite ..., Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
31 Mar 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Codonanthopsis ulei Mansf.
Barcode:
00325065
USNM Number:
3023873
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3001e3797-6904-4bd6-bac3-6d371eafa17f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10401494

Codonanthopsis ulei Mansf.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Rio Negro Dept., from Los Tambores los comision de limite to Cano Erubichi on Rio Baria, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
2 Apr 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Codonanthopsis ulei Mansf.
Barcode:
00325066
USNM Number:
3023875
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a14f8a6f-a080-4c27-863d-aa7f563ff03c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10401496

Codonanthopsis calcarata (Miq.) Chautems & Mat.Perret

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Rio Negro Dept., lower Cano Baria, ca 5 to 10 km above Point of Tambores of Camisioa de Limita and camp of comision de limite ..., Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
31 Mar 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Codonanthopsis calcarata (Miq.) Chautems & Mat.Perret
Codonanthe calcarata (Miq.) Hanst.
Barcode:
00325583
USNM Number:
3023872
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/348825009-b7f5-4cef-9334-f48c0cf63d5f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10401493

Olyra longifolia Kunth

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Lower Cano Baria. Ca. 5 to 10 km above Point of Tambores of Camisio de Limita and Camp of Comision de Limite at Boca de Secha going to Brazil, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
31 Mar 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Bambusoideae
Published Name:
Olyra longifolia Kunth
Barcode:
00999334
USNM Number:
3563924
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d5eaf191-d594-4196-860e-e1454ff36a67
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10716518

Pseudoxandra leiophylla (Diels) R.E. Fr.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Los Tambores of Comision de Limite to Caño Erubichi on Río Baria, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
2 Apr 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae (basal) Magnoliales Annonaceae Malmeoideae
Published Name:
Pseudoxandra leiophylla (Diels) R.E. Fr.
Pseudoxandra sp.
Barcode:
01088288
USNM Number:
3568563
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cbc07d9f-0bf3-4f8d-9cf5-96ccce7f781e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10630521

Marcgravia sprucei (Wittm.) Gilg

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Los Tambores of Comision de Limite to Caño Erubichi on Río Baria, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
2 Apr 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Theales Marcgraviaceae
Published Name:
Marcgravia sprucei (Wittm.) Gilg
Barcode:
01122851
USNM Number:
3629716
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Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36cf4bb34-60d0-4678-87d7-950ff35118ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10631697

Henriettea spruceana Cogn.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Río Baria, lower, ca 5-0 km above Point Tambores of Camisioa de Limita and Camp of Comision de Limite at Boca de Secha going to Brazil, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
31 Mar 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Myrtales Melastomataceae
Published Name:
Henriettea spruceana Cogn.
Barcode:
00748628
USNM Number:
3032861
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/374612a76-79f7-4665-ac07-9aa4f77a89e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10772362

Schlegelia spruceana Bureau & K. Schum.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Caño Baria above Río Baria, above point of Tambores Comisión de Limite and Camp of Comision at Boca de Secha going to Brazil, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
1 Apr 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Lamiales Schlegeliaceae
Published Name:
Schlegelia spruceana Bureau & K. Schum.
Barcode:
00891752
USNM Number:
3065887
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Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/363f119cc-a0bf-4a96-a0ae-bbfd04520d59
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10772366

Clidemia capitellata (Bonpl.) D. Don

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Los Tambores of Comision de Limite to Caño Erubichi on Río Baria, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
2 Apr 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Myrtales Melastomataceae
Published Name:
Clidemia capitellata (Bonpl.) D. Don
Barcode:
00748870
USNM Number:
3032860
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/368a5eeda-0e2e-4a89-a14f-7eacda987e5a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10772370

Microgramma percussa (Cav.) de la Sota

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Río Baria, lower, ca 5-0 km above Point Tambores of Camisioa de Limita and Camp of Comision de Limite at Boca de Secha going to Brazil, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
31 Mar 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Polypodiaceae
Published Name:
Microgramma percussa (Cav.) de la Sota
Pleopeltis percussa (Cav.) Hook. & Grev.
Barcode:
00808828
USNM Number:
3065890
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/355707dc0-24ef-46e9-ac46-47309a138756
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10772360

Combretum laxum Jacq.

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Caño Baria above Río Baria, above point of Tambores Comisión de Limite and Camp of Comision at Boca de Secha going to Brazil, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
1 Apr 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Myrtales Combretaceae
Published Name:
Combretum laxum Jacq.
Barcode:
00766558
USNM Number:
3287809
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3eb290726-8e0d-4adc-acd2-e569c7dae995
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10772368

Miconia wittii Ule

Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Ronald L. Liesner  Search this
Min. Elevation:
130  Search this
Place:
Los Tambores of Comision de Limite to Caño Erubichi on Río Baria, Río Negro, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
2 Apr 1984
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Myrtales Melastomataceae
Published Name:
Miconia wittii Ule
Barcode:
00751688
USNM Number:
3032859
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Guiana Shield
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e6608525-0b4e-45ea-8e21-607afba8174b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10772372

Memorias de la Comision de limites a las ordenes del general Manuel de Mier y Teran [microform]

Author:
Mier y Terán, Manuel de d. 1832  Search this
Berlandier, Jean Louis d. 1851  Search this
Physical description:
16 leaves ; 22 cm
Type:
Microforms
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1985
1832
1832?]
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Call number:
mfc 1352
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_371328

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