Killip, 1948

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This diary includes Killip's accounts of his life and daily activities in Central America and South America (Including Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, and Panama) in 1948. The diary includes daily entries that describe Killip's day-to-day life, his work with Herbarium of the Instituto (possibly in Colombia), and his travels. Some notes are long and narrative and describe observations that Killip made, and mention collecting activities. Localities include Uyuni (Bolivia); Tucumán (Argentina); Cali (Colombia); and Barro Colorado (Panama). A rough sketch of Ochoto Bay, Panama can be found in the notes. The front of the field book includes a list of addresses, presumably of professional colleagues in other South American institutions. The list is organized by country and includes Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Colombia.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 01, 1948

End Date

Nov 14, 1948

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


  • Colombia
  • Argentina
  • Cali
  • Panama
  • Tucumán
  • Bolivia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-053

Collection name

Ellsworth Paine Killip field notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 3 Folder 4