F. R. Fosberg collection book 105, start with # 56169, ends 56644

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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 23 June 1976 to 13 February 1977 in Peru, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Pakistan, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka); and France. Collector numbers 56169-56642 are included. Specimen list includes scientific name, date, locality, collector number, with occasional notes on locality or physical descriptions of specimens (size, color, etc.) Also included are some longer narrative notes describing vegetation in various localities. Localities include but are not limited to: San Ramon, Limon, Tarma (Peru); Charles County (Maryland); Fauquier County (Virginia); Silver Lake, Castle Creek (New York); Muree, Karachi (Pakistan); Kandy, Colombo, Matale, Kegalle (Sri Lanka); and Larchant (France). Several botanical specimens can be found in the back of the field book.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 23, 1976

End Date

Feb 13, 1977

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 York
  • Pakistan
  • United States
  • Sri Lanka
  • France
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Pennsylvania


  • 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