SIA Acc. 12-341, Nelson, Edward William 1855-1934, Edward William Nelson Field Notes, 1893-1906

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This collection consists of the field notes of Edward William Nelson from time collecting plants in Mexico from 1893 to 1906. Nelson conducted a thorough survey of Mexico with Edward Alphonso Goldman from 1892-1906, and this collection represents, in part, the field notes from Nelson's work collecting botanical specimens. See related collection (Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated; Record Unit 7364) for his collecting of birds, mammals, and other specimens. Some of the field books in this collection appear to have been contributed to by both Nelson and Goldman.


  • Nelson, Edward William 1855-1934
  • Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946


  • 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


  • 1893
  • 1893-1906


  • Botany
  • Plants




  • Field notes
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-341

Physical description

1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)

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