Joseph Francis Rock, field notes, 1920-1929

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This collection, also referred to as the Rock specimen catalog, is related to a larger collection consisting chiefly of photographs of landscapes and plants taken by Rock on collecting trips to China and Tibet from 1922-1929. The specimen catalogs and field notes that comprise this collection were written by Rock during his botanical collecting efforts in China, Tibet, Thailand, Assam and Myanmar.The field notes consist of 7 bound volumes and 1 document box containing three unbound field books. 5 bound volumes and one unbound volume document Rock's work collecting botanical specimens in China and Tibet. Two bound volumes and one unbound volume document Rock's collecting efforts in China, Thailand, Myanmar, and Assam, a current province of India.

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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.


  • Ranunculaceae
  • Ericaceae
  • Brassicaceae
  • Liliaceae
  • Brunelliaceae
  • Geraniaceae
  • Fumariaceae
  • Saxifragaceae
  • Plantae
  • Buttercup
  • Heather
  • Mustard flowers
  • Lilies
  • Pinneapple
  • Fumitory
  • Saxifrage


  • India (Assam)
  • Singapore
  • China
  • Burma
  • Thailand
  • Tibet


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 11-094


10 field books

Physical Location

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