C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque papers, 1815-1834 and undated

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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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  • Plantae
  • Animalia
  • Fungi
  • Mammalia
  • Insecta
  • Osteichthyes
  • Reptilia
  • Mollusca
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Fungus
  • Mammals
  • Insects
  • Fish
  • Turtles
  • Shells


  • Camden
  • New York
  • Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.)
  • Massachusetts
  • Kentucky
  • Delaware River Valley
  • Wilmington
  • Phildelphia
  • Lexington
  • New Jersey


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Accession #

SIA RU007250


7 folders

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives