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Record Unit 7286

Fairchild, David, 1869-1954

David Fairchild Journal, 1896-1897

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Fairchild, David, 1869-1954
Title: David Fairchild Journal
Dates: 1896-1897
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7286
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Historical Note

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.

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Descriptive Entry

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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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7286, David Fairchild Journal

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Container List

Box 1

Notebook with accompanying photographs and notes, 1896-1897

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