Diary of trip to British West Indies with Riley, 1894

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Creator

Hubbard, H. G. (Henry Guernsey), 1850-1899

Abstract

This field book documents Hubbard's trip to Montserrat from 17 February to 25 April 1894 to examine and exterminate insect pests affecting lime trees. Included in the notes is a brief newspaper clipping regarding Hubbard's trip. Hubbard's first entry explains the purpose of his trip to Montserrat as well as how he came to be appointed. During this trip, Hubbard conducts lab and field experiments to develop an effective pesticide. During this trip, Hubbard also explores the island and its insect life. Hubbard's notes are narrative, documenting his daily events, and contain detailed descriptions of his surroundings, especially when collecting insects. Insects examined and collected include Diptera, Lepidoptera, scales (Coccoidea, in the order Hemiptera), and possibly other insects. Hubbard was accompanied by Charles V. Riley during this trip.

Date Range

1894

Start Date

Feb 17, 1894

End Date

Apr 25, 1894

Access Information

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Topic

  • Entomologists
  • Plant inspection
  • Pesticides
  • Parasitic insects
  • Horticulture
  • Insect-plant relationships
  • Horticulturists
  • Entomology

Place

Montserrat

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007107

Collection name

Henry Guernsey Hubbard Papers, 1871-1899

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 13