Kansas, 1893

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This field book consists of the field notes of C. H. Thompson, from Kansas, 1893. The volume consists of five sections. The first section is a list of plants collected by Thompson in Kansas in 1893. Entries include collector number (1 through 186); scientific name; locality; elevation; date; and brief note on abundance / rarity; and habitat. The second section has the heading "Further Notes on Particular Species" and includes longer, more descriptive notes on some of the specimens listed in the first section. The notes include common names, locality and habitat descriptions, notes on plants as food for animals, notes on maturity, and other observations. The third section of the book includes a numbered list of localities (1 through 186) with the heading "Showing other localities than those named, where plants were observed". These localities probably correspond with the collector numbers of plants in the first section. The fourth section of the book includes a list of "Prevailing Winds" for June, July, and August. The entries include date and wind direction (S.W., S.E., etc.). The last section of the book is a journal. Entries are narrative and describe Thompson's travels by train, camping, and activities. Thompson provides detailed description of landscape and vegetation observed. Localities include: Ulysses, Grant County; Johnson, Stanton County; Syracuse, Hamilton County; Richfield, Morton County; and Springfield, Seward County.

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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


  • Johnson
  • United States
  • Syracuse
  • Richfield
  • Kansas
  • Ulysses


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-413

Collection name

Charles H. Thompson Field Notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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