Diary, 1928, of trips to Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC

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Creator

Preble, Edward Alexander, 1871-1957

Abstract

The diary documents Edward Preble's travel in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC from February 8 - December 13, 1928. Pages are not bound. Entries are dated, and are narrative in style. They contain details about daily events; interactions, conversations and meetings with colleagues; weather; locations, including campsites; observed wildlife including birds and their nests, surrounding vegetation, and terrain; observations of plants and trees and their state of growth, and specimens collected. Significant locations are often listed at the top of an entry. Locations are referred sometimes by property owner, geographic location (i.e. body of water), or town. Some locations mentioned include the vicinity of Bullneck, Virginia; Silver Hill, Maryland; Ossipee, New Hampshire; and Wake Forest, North Carolina.|Includes a significant section toward the middle of the notebook on local and family history, sometimes copied from other sources. These include a wide variety of information including lists of property and sale of items for individuals and organizations (i.e. churches) in the area in the 19th century, addresses, and dates.

Date Range

1928

Start Date

Feb 08, 1928

End Date

Dec 13, 1928

Access Information

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Topic

  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Birds
  • Ornithology
  • Botany

Place

  • United States
  • New Hampshire
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • Massachusetts
  • Wake Forest
  • North Carolina
  • Ossipee
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Silver Hill

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007252

Collection name

Edward Alexander Preble Papers, 1887-1957 and undated

Physical Description

1 diary

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 14 Folder 7