Journal of L. F. Henderson on a trip for the General Government into central Idaho

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This bound volume contains field notes and a report of Louis Forniquet Henderson from a collecting trip to the central and eastern regions of Idaho in 1895. The first part of the volume contains Henderson's field notes and a list of plants he collected on the trip. The field notes are narrative in nature, and provide detailed documentation of the trip including the locations visited, notes on weather, observations of vegetation, and some observations of birds. Localities include Moscow, Mt. Idaho, Idaho County, Grangeville, Willow Creek, Hailey, Ketchum, Petit Lake, Challis, Salmon River, Salmon River Mountains, Lost River Mountains, Pass Creek, and Mill Creek, among others. The list of plants collected include collector numbers (3000 to 4073) and scientific name. Some entries are annotated or crossed out. The second part of the volume contains a report manuscript from November 1895 on the botany and forest conditions of the central and eastern regions of Idaho. The report was submitted to Frederick N. Coville, Esq., Botanist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 25, 1895

End Date

Aug 28, 1895

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


  • Grangeville
  • Salmon River Mountains
  • Hailey
  • Challis
  • United States
  • Ketchum
  • Moscow
  • Mount Idaho
  • Idaho


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-021

Collection name

Louis Forniquet Henderson field notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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