Mary Agnes Chase correspondence, 1929 trip to Brazil

ID: SIA RU000229

Creator: Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1929-1930

Citation: United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965

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Through correspondence written to A. S. Hitchcock, Mary Agnes Chase details her collecting efforts in Brazil in 1929-1930. She discusses her time in various sites in Brazil; backgrounds of Brazilian colleagues; accommodations; expenses; specimens sent to the USDA; difficulties with customs; conditions and organization of grass collections in Brazil; state of libraries and access to professional publications; and Hitchcock's health and operation. She details two major collecting trips in the country: Serra da Mar, Caparaó and the vicinity of Campo Grande. She also collected in the vicinity of Pico de Bandeira, Espirito Santo, Poços de Caldas, Bello Harizonte, Diamantina Minas, and Tres Lagoas. |Letters are dated and sometime paginated. For significant collecting trips, the site is listed at the top of the correspondence.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 09, 1929

End Date

Mar 02, 1930

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  • Botany
  • Plants
  • Grasses
  • Botanists


  • Serra do Mar
  • Espirito Santo
  • Diamantina
  • Caparaó, Serra do
  • Brazil
  • Três Lagoas
  • Campo Grande
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Poços de Caldas


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU000229

Collection name

United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965

Physical Description

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