Original notebook of the botanist, volume 10, Samoa Islands group

ID: SIA RU007186

Creator: Original notebook of the botanist, volumes 1 - 16, Peru, New South Wales (Australia), Samoa Islands group, Tonga Islands group, Fiji Islands group, and Hawaiian Islands group (William Dunlop Brackenridge) (10)

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1838-1842

Citation: United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

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Creator

  • Brackenridge, William D (William Dunlop), 1810-1893
  • United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)

Alternate Title

Original notebook of the botanist, volumes 1 - 16, Peru, New South Wales (Australia), Samoa Islands group, Tonga Islands group, Fiji Islands group, and Hawaiian Islands group (William Dunlop Brackenridge) (10)

Abstract

The notebook documents William Dunlop Brackenridge's botanical collecting efforts in the Samoa Islands during United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1842. The notebook are a list of observed plants across the Samoa Islands. May include collected specimens. Details include name of the plant, physical description, location found, sometimes information about terrain (i.e. hills, ravine, mountains), and whether an introduced species. There are several mentions of plants present were the same as Tahiti. Locations mentioned included Tutuila.

Date Range

1838-1842

Start Date

1838

End Date

1842

Access Information

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Topic

  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Botanists

Place

  • Samoa Islands
  • Tutuila

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007186

Collection name

United States Exploring Expedition Collection, 1838-1885

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 4