1983, Feb, Puerto Rico, 1984, Dec, India

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This field book includes the notes of T. R. Soderstrom from India, 1983-1984. The first part of the field book document Soderstrom's work with bamboos and the filming of this work for the Smithsonian world TV series in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Entries are long and narrative and describe Soderstrom's daily activities, including work with bamboo, and observations of the landscape and vegetation. The second part of the book documents Soderstrom's collecting trip to India and Burma (now Myanmar). Localities in India include: Delhi, Dehra Dun. Localities in Myanmar include Rangoon, Tarunggyi. Lists of photographs are included in the back of the book.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 06, 1983

End Date

Jan 05, 1984

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
  • Bamboo
  • Botany


  • Delhi
  • Myanmar
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rangoon
  • Dehra Dūn
  • Mayagüez
  • India


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-404

Collection name

Thomas R. Soderstrom Field Notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 7