Maxon 1 : field notes, 1 - 2046, 1899 - 1903

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This field book consists of the field notes of William R. Maxon, from field work in District of Columbia, New York, Maryland, Virginia, and Jamaica, in 1899 and 1903. Collector numbers 1 through 2049 are included. Entries include: collector number, scientific name, locality, and date. Some entries include collecting locality notes (on rocks, trail, etc.). Localities include: Washington (DC), Rock Creek Park (DC), Oneida (NY), Syracuse (NY), Garrett Park (MD), Cabin John (MD), Fairfax County (VA), Mount Vernon (VA), Port Antonio (Jamaica), Annatto Bay (Jamaica), Castleton (Jamaica), Cinchona (Jamaica), and Plummers Island (MD). A short journal for the Jamaica collecting trip can be found in the back pages of the book. The entries describe Maxon's travel itinerary, and daily activities (including collecting specimens).

Date Range


Start Date


End Date

Nov 15, 1903

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


  • Castleton
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • United States
  • Port Antonio
  • Jamaica
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Washington


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-151

Collection name

William R. Maxon field notes from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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