Rock field book no. 1528-3800

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The field book documents Joseph Rock's botanical collecting efforts in China from October 1920-May 1922. It contains few entries from 1920 and 1921 and primarily consists of entries dated 1922. The book is list of floral specimens numbered 1528-3800. Entries typically list genus but not species. Location is described by name and elevation. The specimens are described by height and color. Unidentified specimens are described as monocot, dicot, or composite. The book is arranged chronologically by month. The book contains additional information written in Chinese characters.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 30, 1920

End Date

May 24, 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