Field notes and diary of trip to Arizona, 1896-1897, and the Colorado Desert, 1897

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This field book contains a narrative account of Hubbard's collecting trip to Arizona and California from 1896-1897. Hubbard includes detailed descriptions of his travels and surroundings while collecting. His descriptions of collecting often note the specific location (including geological features) he collected, what surface the insect was found on (e.g. in or on a plant, under a log, on the ground), and what the insect was doing when it was captured. Insects collected include but are not limited to beetles (Coleoptera), scales and other Hemiptera, and Diptera. Locations Hubbard collected in include Tuscon, Yuma, Colorado River (Arizona side), Coronado Beach and other San Diego locations, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and other locations.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 04, 1896

End Date

Apr 05, 1897

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  • Entomology
  • Insect-plant relationships
  • Entomologists


  • San Diego
  • Palm Springs
  • United States
  • Tucson
  • Coronado Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Yuma
  • California
  • Arizona


  • 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


Box 1a Folder 16