T.H. Kearney Journal (1898)

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The journal describes the botany of the regions through which Kearney passed in his 1898 travels through Virginia and North Carolina. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated and include locations. Journal entries describe observations of native and cultivated plant life, sometimes by taxon name and sometimes by common name. Entries also sometimes discuss the soil characteristics in which the plants are grown and speculation on what crops may do well in that area. References are made to conversations with locals about land and plant use.|The last couple of pages include a list of “Principal Truckers of the Vicinity of Norfolk, Va” and notes entitled “Miscellaneous” which include reflections on the area.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 27, 1898

End Date

Nov 12, 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


  • Drummond, Lake
  • Jericho Ditch
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia Beach
  • United States
  • Suffolk
  • Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
  • Ocracoke
  • Virginia
  • Norfolk


  • 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