C.B.R. Kennerly - report to Lt. Parke of an expedition to Orcas Island performed in December 1857 (Northwest Boundary Survey)

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Creator

  • Kennerly, Caleb Burwell Rowan, d. 1861
  • Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1861

Abstract

The papers are a report written by C.B.R. Kennerly entitled "Report to Lt. Parke of an Expedition to Orcas Island performed in December 1857" detailing observations during the Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1861. The report details activities with Survey participants, locations of camps, adverse weather. The body of the report is organized as a summary of geography, natural history, and agricultural resources of Orcas Island. Includes description of terrain (including distances), good harbors, vegetation found (including names of specific kinds of trees), types of wildlife observed (listed by scientific name), some mention of specimens collected (mentions in letter that these were collected in mind of the geography in which they were found), and appropriateness for farming.

Date Range

1857

Start Date

Dec 29, 1857

End Date

1857

Access Information

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Topic

  • Agriculture
  • Zoology
  • Plants
  • Botany

Place

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

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Reports

Accession #

SIA RU007202

Collection name

Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers, 1855-1860

Physical Description

1 letter

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 11