Mary Agnes Chase field books, 1906-1959 from the Department of Botany

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This collection contains 6 of Mary Agnes Chase field books, maintained by the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany. The collection includes specimen lists, list of photographs taken, itineraries, and tip-ins and insertions from 1906-1959. Included are notes from field trips to Austria, Europe, Brazil, Maryland, and District of Columbia from 1922-1925, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Virginia from 1906-1907, District of Columbia and vicinity. Illinois, Indiana, and Virginia from 1897-1905, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and South America from 1930-1959, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Trinidad, and Brazil from 1925-1930 Northeast and southeast United States, District of Columbia, Texas, and Puerto Rico from 1912-1919, and Southeast and west United States, District of Columbia, Virginia, and Mexico from 1907-1911. Includes one book with Chase's notes on specimens in the Hackel Herbarium in Vienna, Austria; and one photograph album (1898, 1903, and undated) from collecting trips in the United States and Central America.

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  • Poaceae
  • Plantae
  • Plants
  • Grasses


  • North Carolina
  • South America
  • District of Columbia
  • Puerto Rico
  • Maine
  • Tennessee
  • Chesapeake Beach
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • Austria
  • Texas
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Maryland
  • Virginia


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 11-093


9 field books

Physical Location

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