E. A. Mearns field book, 1901-02

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The bound volume documents the specimen collecting of Edgar Mearns, 1901 - 1902. Pages are numbered (1-288). Specimens lists document plants collected. Volume begins with a list of geological landmarks (e.g. mountains, basins, cliffs, lakes) and elevation. Plant list begins with a description of locations where collected. List includes number, name, date, location, and remarks. These have varying information such as elevation and state of growth. Locations include Massachusetts, Montana, Rhode Island, Wyoming (Yellowstone National Park and Mammoth Hot Springs).

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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.


  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Rhode Island
  • Montana
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Massachusetts
  • Mammoth Hot Springs


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 11-097

Collection name

Edgar Alexander Mearns field books, 1892-1910, from the Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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