Personal journal, Ellsworth P. Killip, Peru, 1929

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This journal was kept by Killip in 1929 while collecting with A. C. Smith in Peru. Killip's first page references Smith's field book as a more complete and formal record of the trip. This field book reads more like a diary and includes daily accounts of travel through Peru, as well as some personal notes. Some references to a plant referred to as "cube" including a history of "cube" in the back of the book. Localities include but are not limited to: Lima, Huanta, Aina, Ucayali River, and Iquitos.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 29, 1929

End Date

Aug 17, 1929

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


  • Iquitos
  • Lima
  • Ucayali
  • Huanta
  • Peru


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

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