Edgar Alexander Mearns field books, 1892-1910, from the Department of Botany

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Field notes, clippings, correspondence, and maps from Edgar Alexander Mearns' field trips to Africa, including British East Africa, Mexico, and parts of the United States encompassing the years 1892-1910. Includes description of plant distribution at the stations, and notes on lereus gigantens. Also includes list of associate collectors and notes by William A. Archer, 1966.

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  • Plantae
  • Plants


  • Rhode Island
  • Montana
  • Wyoming
  • Egypt
  • Minnesota
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Massachusetts
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Mexico
  • Uganda
  • Algeria
  • Arizona


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 11-097


9 notebooks

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library