Collection no. book # 18, beginning # 26790, ending with # 27167

ID: SIA Acc. 12-040

Creator: Collection number book no. 18, Aug. 24, 1946 – March 15, 1947, (26790 – 27167)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1946-1947

Citation: F. Raymond Fosberg field notes from the Department of Botany

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An inserted table of contents contains a full listing of localities and corresponding collector numbers. This field book contains a specimen list of botanical specimens collected from 25 August 1946 to 15 March 1947 in various locations within the Marshall Islands, Hawai’i, Johnston Island, California, Virginia, Micronesia, the Marianas Islands, Guam, and the Caroline Islands. Collector numbers 26790 – 27167 are included. Occasionally, notes become long and narrative, and will sometimes include general descriptions of area vegetation. Specimen list includes scientific name, date, locality, collector number, and sometimes physical description of the specimen that includes its measurements, color, and other information. Page 195-198 contains a list of “plants collected in Saipan by Homer A. Stephens”. Also included is a typed list of specimens collected on 13 May 1945 in Saipan numbered 1-32 inserted between pages 195 and 196.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 24, 1946

End Date

Mar 15, 1947

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


  • Johnston Island
  • Marshall Islands
  • United States
  • Caroline Islands
  • Hawaii
  • Guam
  • Micronesia
  • California
  • Mariana Islands
  • Virginia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-040

Collection name

F. Raymond Fosberg field notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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