Standley, journal

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This field book consists of diary-type entries by P. C. Standley during a collecting trip to Central America, 1923 to 1924 to collect orchids and other plants. Daily entries include narrative accounts of travel (including his route from New York to Haiti, Panama, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica), daily activities, collecting activities, and other observations. Localities include: Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Balboa (Panama), Pueblo Nuevo (Nicaragua), France Field (?), Mount Hope (?), and Cartago (Costa Rica).

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 13, 1923

End Date

Apr 10, 1924

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


  • New York
  • Haiti
  • Nicaragua
  • United States
  • Panama
  • Port-au-Prince
  • Pueblo Nuevo
  • Cartago
  • Balboa
  • Costa Rica


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-406

Collection name

Paul Carpenter Standley Field Notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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