Frederick Coville, field books, 1890-1924

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The collection consists of Frederick Vernon Coville's field notes from botanical collecting and observation efforts from 1890-1924. Notes are contained in ten bound volumes, and loose field notes, manuscripts; and correspondence is contained in two folders. The collection includes: narrative journals and specimen lists from Coville's various botanical collecting endeavors throughout the United States including notes taken in Oregon; Death Valley, and other localities in California; Florida; North Carolina; Virginia; Maryland; Maine; Idaho; Utah; Wyoming; Alaska; Arizona; Nebraska; Washington state; and Washington, D.C. Two notebooks also contain entries from various localities in Canada.|Two maps of the route of Frederick Vernon Coville (Washington and Oregon, 1896; and Oregon, 1897) are located in the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany, and available online at:

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  • Ericaceae
  • Rosaceae
  • Pinaceae
  • Salicaceae
  • Cupressaceae
  • Asteraceae
  • Fagaceae
  • Plantae
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Berries


  • Oregon
  • North Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Maine
  • Death Valley
  • California
  • Florida
  • Utah
  • Nebraska
  • Alaska
  • Virginia
  • Idaho
  • Arizona


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 11-253


12 field books

Physical Location

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