James G. Cooper papers, 1853-1870 and undated

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Description

These papers consist of journals and manuscripts containing Cooper's descriptions of his travels in Oregon and Washington territories, California, and his homeward trip through Panama, and as far north as Cape Hatteras. Included are observations made while he was a part of the Isaac Stevens survey. The journals and manuscripts contain descriptions of geological features, weather observations, and technical notes on the plant and animal life of the area. Also included are specimen lists, maps, and sketches of his route while on the Stevens survey.

Date Range

1853-1870

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Topic

  • Plantae
  • Animalia
  • Plants
  • Tertiary
  • Cretaceous

Place

  • Oregon
  • North Carolina
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Montana
  • Panama
  • California
  • Washington
  • Idaho

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA RU007067

Extent

4 items

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives