Field notes in regard to plants collected by Lyster H. Dewey, catalog no. 1, 1894-1900 : plants of Washington, D.C. and vicinity

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This field book contains a specimen list of botanical specimens collected by Lyster H. Dewey from 7 May 1894 to 31 October 1900 mainly in the District of Columbia (Washington, DC), Maryland, and Virginia, but also Texas, Michigan, Louisiana, and Georgia. Collector numbers 1-506 are included. Entries include taxonomic name and description of soil and surrounding environment, abundance, rarity, and commonality. A variety of specimens were collected, but two frequently collected genera include carex and panicum. Dewey collected in many different parts of Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Some localities follow: Glencarlyn (VA), Carlins (VA), Georgetown (DC), Glen Echo (MD), Brookland (DC), Decatur (MI), and Waterloo (VA).

Date Range


Start Date

May 07, 1894

End Date

Oct 31, 1900

Access Information

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  • Plants
  • Botany


  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Louisiana
  • Georgia
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Michigan


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-026

Collection name

Lyster Hoxie Dewey field book

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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