Rock field book no. 3801-5700

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The field book documents Joseph Rock's botanical collecting efforts in China from May-August 1922. The book is comprised of a list of floral specimens numbered 3801-5700. Entries typically list genus but not species. Particular attention is paid to Rhododendron and Delphinium, specimens. Location is described by nearby place name and elevation in feet. The specimens are described by height and color. Unidentified specimens are described as monocot, dicot, or composite. The book is arranged chronologically by month.

Date Range


Start Date

May 24, 1922

End Date

Aug 17, 1922

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.


  • Botany
  • Plants
  • Botanists




  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 11-094

Collection name

Joseph Francis Rock, field notes, 1920-1929

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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