August Busck notebooks, field notes Sept 1898 AB53 - AB65

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The field notes document the collecting of August Busck in areas around the District of Columbia during September - October 1898 while he was working for the US Department of Agriculture. Notes are entered from the front and back of the notebook. Entries are dated and headed with specimen number, name, and sometimes type of vegetation. Locations are often identified by landmark (i.e. Department grounds). Entries include detailed descriptions of insects' effects on vegetation and specimen characteristics with measurements, sometimes including notes about larvae, eggs, and cocoons. There is also some unidentified information. Includes loose inserts with sketches of wings, and notes on specimens AB100 - AB103.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 31, 1898

End Date

Sep 30, 1898

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Entomology at 202-633-0990 to make an appointment.




  • District of Columbia
  • United States


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-445

Collection name

Papers of August Busck, Department of Entomology, 1896 - 1934

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Dept. of Entomology


Box 2