Diary and keys to locations, 1881-1885

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A bound volume used for three purposes at different times: 1) Diary of entomological work, 11 May 1884 to 31 May 1885, relating to specimens collected and examined in other collections, including some references to locations; 2) Keys to locations; 3) Data and computations relating to astronomical observations, 1881-1882, while accompanying Simon Newcomb on his expedition to the Cape of Good Hope to observe the transit of Venus.

Date Range


Start Date

May 11, 1884

End Date

May 31, 1885

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  • Entomology
  • Astronomy


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007134

Collection name

Thomas Lincoln Casey papers, 1870-1871, 1873, 1881-1897

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 1