Kearney, T.H. Catalogue, Virginia and North Carolina (1898)

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This field book documents Kearney's research in North Carolina and Virginia in 1898. A one-page essay, entitled "Criticism Shaler's Theory of Origin of Lake Drummond," is pasted into the beginning of the volume. The remainder of the volume consists of a specimen list for plants collected between May 6 and November 11, 1898. For collection numbers 1000-1447 (May 6 - 30), Kearney provides collection number, field identification, and general location information. Beginning with collection number 1448 (July 1898), Kearney begins adding more descriptive information on the location (i.e., "on the beach a little above high tide"; "edge of a pond behind dunes-- also covering some of the lower inner dunes."

Date Range


Start Date

May 06, 1898

End Date

Nov 11, 1898

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.


  • Plants
  • Botany


  • North Carolina
  • Virginia Beach
  • United States
  • Ocracoke
  • Virginia
  • Lambert Point


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-050

Collection name

Thomas H. Kearney Field Books, 1898-1917, from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library