Alaska notes 1897

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This field book contains a specimen list and journal documenting collections Evans made in Alaska from 10 June to 1 September 1897. Collector numbers 1-800 are included. Entries in the specimen list include name, location, and date information. The specimen list is followed by a list of "grasses from Metlakhtla sent by H. G. Menihoon" followed by the diary portion of these notes, which starts on page 110. The diary discusses specimens found, local uses, local names, and distribution and abundance. Localities include but are not limited to Wrangel, Metlakatla, Sitka, Juneau, Howkan, and Klawock. Correspondence is also included.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 10, 1897

End Date

Sep 01, 1897

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.


  • Ethnobotany
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • United States
  • Metlakatla
  • Sitka
  • Alaska
  • Juneau
  • Klawock


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-033

Collection name

Walter H. Evans field book, 1897

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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