SIA Acc. 12-411, Swallen, Jason R (Jason Richard) 1903-1991, Jason Richard Swallen Field Notes, 1925-1963

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This collection includes the field books of Jason Richard Swallen, documenting botanical collecting trips in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, and South Africa. The collection consists of twelve bound volumes of field notes, dating from 1925 to 1963. Field books are numbered by volume (1 through 12) and entries are arranged chronologically. Collector numbers 1 through 11643 are included. The field notes are primarily entries on plants (grasses, and possibly others) collected. Entries list collector number, scientific name, and brief entry on locality and physical characteristics of the specimen. Sometimes, longer, more narrative field notes describing the landscape and vegetation are included. Occasionally, Swallen lists plants that he observed in an area but did not collect. Localities in the United States include, but are not limited to Florida, Texas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Georgia, Oregon, Utah, Arkansas, and Tennessee.


Swallen, Jason R (Jason Richard) 1903-1991


  • Item List in accession file.
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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1925
  • 1925-1963


  • Botany
  • Plants


  • Oregon
  • United States
  • Tennessee
  • California
  • Florida
  • Arkansas
  • Utah
  • Canada
  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • Brazil
  • Louisiana
  • Mexico
  • Honduras
  • South Africa
  • Georgia


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-411

Physical description

1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)

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