Expedition History, 1919-1920

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  • Harrison, J.B
  • Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Harvard University Gray Herbarium
  • New York Botanical Garden


  • This is an expedition history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of expeditions to set it in its historical context. If we have identified SIA collections containing documentation of this expedition, they will be listed under "components," or "see more items in," below. Clicking on those links will open a brief description of relevant records.
  • Hitchcock, A. S. Grasses of British Guiana. Washington : Govt. Print. Off., 1922.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1920, pages 23-24
  • Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1920, pages 54-58
  • The Botanical Expedition to British Guiana was part of a series of expeditions in cooperation with the United States National Museum (USNM), the New York Botanical Garden, and the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University. The United States Department of Agriculture was also a sponsor. The purpose of these expeditions was to increase the amount of botanical collections from South America. While in British Guiana, J. B. Harrison who was in charge of scientific activities of the colony assisted Albert Spear Hitchcock, USNM, custodian of the Section of Grasses. The expeditions went to British Guiana, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Kitts, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad, and Grenada.

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  • 1919
  • 1919-1920


  • Plants
  • Botany


  • St. Thomas
  • Virgin Islands
  • Caribbean Area
  • Antigua
  • Grenada
  • Saint Croix
  • Saint Lucia
  • Barbados
  • Trinidad
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guyana
  • British Guiana
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Dominica


Mixed archival materials

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SIA AH00416

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