Mexican boundary survey (1892-1893), vol. 1, numbers 229 - 2493

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This field book documents specimens collected by Dr. Edgar A. Mearns during the Mexican Boundary Survey. Entries include collection numbers, initial identifications, dates collected, and geographic location data. Geographic coverage begins in El Paso, Texas and continues through New Mexico and Arizona. Geographic data ranges from general (e.g., Cloverdale, New Mexico) to specific (e.g., San Jose Mountains, Sonora, Mexico, altitude 8600, summit). Also included are three loose-leaf inserts with handwritten notes and one insert with typed notes, the provenance of which is not documented.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 31, 1892

End Date

Oct 02, 1893

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


  • El Paso
  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Mexico
  • Cloverdale
  • Sonora
  • Arizona


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 11-097

Collection name

Edgar Alexander Mearns field books, 1892-1910, from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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