Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7286
Fairchild, David, 1869-1954
David Fairchild Journal, 1896-1897
David Grandison Fairchild (1876-1954) was a botanist concerned with the search for valuable seeds and plants for introduction into the United States. He was appointed Pathologist at the United States Department of Agriculture in 1892. He eventually became head of the Section of Seed and Plant Introduction.
This journal was kept by Fairchild on a collecting trip to Java, 1896-1897. It includes descriptions of specimens, some loose notes on termites, and a small number of photographs of unidentified plants.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7286, David Fairchild Journal