Cinchona Project field notes, 1938-1965

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Description

This collection is comprised of field notes, correspondence, specimen labels, annotated manuscripts, and specimen determination lists collected during the Cinchona Missions Expedition (1930s-1960s). It includes documents pertaining research done a variety of organizations on the Rubiaceae family of plants. These organizations include but are not limited to: the American Quinine Company; the Unite States Foreign Economic Administration; the United States Dept. of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Administration within the Bureau of Plant Industry; the Smithsonian Institution United States National Museum, Herbarium of the National Arboretum.The collection also includes an inventory of collections transferred to the National Herbarium in 1952.

Date Range

1930s-1960s

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.

Topic

  • Rubiaceae
  • Urticaceae
  • Plantae
  • Plants
  • Cinchona
  • Madders
  • Madder family

Place

  • Ecuador
  • Venezuela
  • Andes
  • Argentina
  • Columbia
  • Chile
  • Bolivia
  • Peru

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 11-096

Extent

26 folders

Physical Location

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