F. R. Fosberg book #59, begins with 41374; no.s 41500 - 599 are in book 58 starting p. 52

ID: SIA Acc. 12-040

Creator: Collection and Field Note Book No. 59, Oct. 17, 1960 -- March 10, 1961 (41374 - 41455)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1960-1961

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 by F. R. Fosberg from 17 October 1960 to 10 March 1961 on the Marshall Islands, Hawaiian Islands, and Virginia. Collector numbers 41374-41455 are included. Specimen list includes scientific name, date, locality, collector number, with occasional notes on locality or physical descriptions of specimens (size, color, etc.). Some longer narrative notes describe the vegetation in various localities. Localities include: Kwajalein, Jaluit (Marshall Islands); Oahu (Hawaii); Lake Barcroft (Virginia). A typed letter from Mrs. Watson Smith can be found in the front of the field book. Also included in the front of the book are travel ephemera such as nature trail guides and maps. A pamphlet for Kipuka Puaulu (Hawaii) includes two specimens. A map of Jaluit Atoll includes numerical annotations. A collecting permit for Hawaii National Park is also included.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 17, 1960

End Date

Mar 10, 1961

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


  • United States
  • Marshall Islands
  • Hawaii
  • Jaluit
  • Virginia
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


  • 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