U.S. Boundary Survey, January 1860

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The notebook documents Caleb Kennerly's observations and collecting efforts during the Northwest Boundary Survey, January - February 1857. Entries are dated, sometimes headed with location and in a journal style. They detail daily activities, distance traveled, sailing between islands, terrain observed, activities of expedition participants, hunting and acquiring food, descriptions of vegetation, geology of the area, weather,conversations with locals about local conditions for farming, Locations in Washington include vicinity of Camp Semiahmoo and Haro Archipelago [San Juan Islands].

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 05, 1860

End Date

Feb 12, 1860

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  • Geology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Blakely Island
  • United States
  • San Juan Islands
  • Washington


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007202

Collection name

Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers, 1855-1860

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 3