Collection book 24, # 30147 -- # 30946

ID: SIA Acc. 12-040

Creator: Collection and field note book no. 24, May 3, 1946—June 9, 1949, (30147-30946)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1946-1949

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 3 May 1946 to 9 June 1949 in various locations in the Pacific Ocean, and in the United States and New Zealand. Collector numbers 30147-30946 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. The cruise on the USS LCI-983 allowed Fosberg to collect in Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, and other Pacific islands. Fosberg describes the other scientists on the cruise. Localities include but are not limited to Virginia, Maryland, and Connecticut in the Continental United States, Fiji, New Caledonia, and several locations in New Zealand (including North and South Island). Miscellaneous papers are inserted at page 11; additional notes are inserted at page 30. Three labels entitled "Plants of New Zealand North Island" are inserted at page 62.

Date Range


Start Date

May 03, 1946

End Date

Jun 09, 1949

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


  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • United States
  • South Island
  • Connecticut
  • North Island
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • New Caledonia


  • 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