Edward William Nelson Field Notes from the Department of Botany

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Description

This collection consists of the field notes of Edward William Nelson, from time collecting plants in Mexico from 1894 to 1906. Nelson conducted a thorough survey of Mexico with E. A. Goldman from 1892-1906, and this collection represents, in part, the field notes from Nelson's work collecting botanical specimens. See related collection (Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated) for his collecting of birds, mammals, and other specimens. Some of the field books in this collection appear to have been contributed to by both Nelson and Goldman.

Date Range

1894-1906

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

  • Plantae
  • Plants

Place

Mexico

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-341

Extent

6 field books

Physical Location

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