Journal of a trip to Brazil, 1885

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This field book contains notes from Knab's trip to the Amazon River in Brazil from approximately 13 March to 31 May 1885. During this trip Knab collected butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) in various points along and near the Amazon River and possibly other locations in Brazil. One particular locality mentioned is Santarém. Knab's field book contains diary entries of daily events, places traveled, and vivid descriptions of his surroundings.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 13, 1885

End Date

May 31, 1885

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  • Animals
  • Insects
  • Entomology
  • Lepidoptera
  • Entomologists
  • Butterflies
  • Moths


  • Brazil
  • Santarém
  • Amazon River


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007108

Collection name

Frederick Knab Papers, 1885-1891, 1903-1914

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 7