F. R. Fosberg field note book no. 63, no. 42181 - 42511

ID: SIA Acc. 12-040

Creator: Collection and Field Note Book No. 63, Sept. 30, 1961 -- June 26, 1962 (42181 - 42511)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1961-1962

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

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


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 30 September 1961 to 26 June 1962 in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, and West Virginia. Collector numbers 42181-42511 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 but are not limited to: Shenandoah National Park, Charlottesville, Farifax County, Rockingham County, Fauquier County (Virginia); Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Calvert County (Maryland); Hampshire City (West Virginia); Rehobeth (Delaware); and Washington (District of Columbia). Travel notes are also included for New Jersey, Colorado, Kansas, Illinois, and Tennessee. In the front of the field book is a letter to Fosberg from Jocelyn Alexander.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 30, 1961

End Date

Jun 26, 1962

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


  • District of Columbia
  • West Virginia
  • United States
  • Delaware
  • 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