List of the Herbarium specimens (Gramineae) sent to Mr. A. S. Hitchcock

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This item consists of two specimen lists by André Goeldi sent to Albert Spear Hitchcock in 1920; one black-and-white photograph; and two maps of Brazil. The two specimen lists are identical except for differing cover pages and differing annotations. The lists include collector numbers 1 through 299, scientific names, date, and notes on location and abundance. The photograph depicts a specimen with a caption on the back that reads "Helopus punctatus, taken from a fresh bunch, a kind confused in Brazilian papers with Pará-Grass. Pará, 1919, A. Goeldi." The map of the state of Pará, Brazil is divided into quadrants I through XXXV and annotated. A folded sheet of thin paper shows a hand drawn map divided into similar quadrants with a list of locations that Goeldi collected grass specimens. Localities include: Moju River, Belem, San Miguel do Guama, Fazenda Gavinho, Soure, Cacaual Grandel, Marajó Island, and Caracara River. A second map of "Territoire de L'Acre" is also included.

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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
  • Grasses
  • Botany


  • Pará
  • Brazil
  • Moju
  • Soure
  • Acre
  • Marajó, Ilha de


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-045

Collection name

André Goeldi field notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

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


Box 1 Folder 3