SIA Acc. 12-423, Vasey, George 1822-1893, George Vasey Field Notes, 1868-1899

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This collection consists of four field books of George Vasey from collecting and surveying activities (especially of grasses), 1868 to 1899. Vasey collected throughout the western United States including in Colorado, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and other states. Included is one field book on the expedition of Major John Wesley Powell in Colorado in 1868. Field notes include lists of plants collected, lists of plants observed, and narrative descriptions of the landscape and vegetation of the area.


  • Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902
  • Vasey, George 1822-1893


  • Item List in accession file.
  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1868
  • 1868-1899


  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-423

Physical description

0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)

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