Egbert H. Walker Field Notes from the Department of Botany

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Description

This collection consists of 11 field books of Egbert H. Walker, documenting his collecting activities in the United States, New Zealand, and Japan, from 1928 to 1955. Most of the books are lists of plants that Walker collected. Entries generally include collector number, scientific name, locality, and date. Sometimes Walker also includes physical descriptions of specimens, or descriptions of habitats or localities. Collector numbers 1 through 8435 are included in the field books. One volume consists of a list of visitors that Walker had to his office, with name, institution, and contact information. Locations in the United States include: Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and others. Locations in Japan include Okinawa.

Date Range

1928-1955

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

  • New Zealand
  • West Virginia
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Okinawa-jima

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-424

Extent

11 field books

Physical Location

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