Lignum vitae Key, diary, field notes, 1971-1974, and undated

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This diary was kept by Robert E. Silberglied on a trip to Lignumvitae Key (Florida). The book is undated. Entries include personal diary entries, requirements for a protected area, lists of insects observed with tally marks to indicate quantity, draft of a report, diagrams, maps, and miscellaneous notes. Also included is a list of plants that includes: scientific name, common name, and colors of leaves, flowers, and fruits. Some numbers (possibly collector numbers) are also included with entries.

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  • Entomology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • United States
  • Lignumvitae Key
  • Florida


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary
  • Maps
  • Diagrams

Accession #

SIA RU007316

Collection name

Robert E. Silberglied Papers, 1960-1982, with related materials to 1984

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 14 Folder 16