Vasey, notes on trip through southwest, 1884, 1886

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This field book includes the field notes of George Vasey, from a trip through the southwestern United States (including California, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Missouri, Nevada) from 1884 to 1886. The field notes include notes describing the landscape and vegetation; lists of plants observed; lists of plants collected; longer diary entries; and lists of expenses. Localities include: Kansas City (MO), Santa Fe (NM), Lincoln County (NM), Colorado Springs (CO), Boulder (CO), McCook (NE), Las Vegas (NV), Sterling (CO).

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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
  • Botany


  • Santa Fe
  • Oregon
  • Kansas City
  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Boulder
  • Colorado
  • Missouri
  • California
  • Colorado Springs
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-423

Collection name

George Vasey Field Notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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