Mexico, June 27 - November 17, 1895

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This diary documents Nelson's field research and travels in Mexico from 27 June to 17 November 1895. Nelson travels from San Juan Guichicovi to La Trinidad, describing his route, and the agriculture and vegetation of localities visited. Crops frequently mentioned included coffee and sugar cane. Nelson also includes elevations of these localities. Locations include but are not limited to Guichicovi, Tonala, Ocozocoautla, Tecpactan, Teuejapa, and La Trinidad. Sketch of a tree is included. Some notes on observations about social customs and the towns he visits are included.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 27, 1895

End Date

Nov 17, 1895

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  • Plants
  • Botany


  • La Trinidad
  • Tecpatan
  • Ocozocoautla
  • Tonalá
  • Mexico
  • Tenejapa
  • Guichicovi


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary
  • Illustrations

Accession #

SIA RU007364

Collection name

Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 14 Folder 6