F. Raymond Fosberg

ID: SIA2013-03923

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Group, candid

Date: c. 1978

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier

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With three local assistants in Sri Lanka, F. Raymond Fosberg (1908-1993) is shown examining plant life beside a river. One of the locals is holding a large piece of paper (probably a map).


  • Fosberg, F. Raymond
  • Ecology Program National Museum of Natural History
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Botany


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Dr. Fosberg was a botanist especially noted for his work on tropical and Pacific basin vegetation. He was also the founder and editor of Atoll Research Bulletin, a well-known and frequently consulted conservationist, and a several time organizer of major scientific conferences. He was associated at various times with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, United States Geological Survey, and Smithsonian Institution. In 1966 he joined the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in the Ecology program. In 1968 Fosberg transferred to the Department of Botany, where he became curator. In 1976 he became Senior Botanist, and in 1993 Botanist Emeritus. He published more than 600 papers on plant classification, plant distribution, ecology and conservation, and contributed to many scientific books.
  • For other images of F. Raymond Fosberg, see Neg. SIA2013-03920 and SIA2013-03921 at Natural History and SIA2013-03922 through SIA2013-03929, and 92-1712 in Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


c. 1978

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  • Plant specialists
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Environmental sciences
  • Natural History
  • Employees
  • Ecology
  • Museums
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • School field trips
  • Botanists
  • Ecologists
  • Field trips
  • Museum curators
  • Natural history
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Sri Lanka
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Group, candid
  • Slide

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 1"w X 1 3.7"h ; Type of Image: Group, candid ; Medium: Slide

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