Botanist Ellsworth Paine Killip kept this journal as a record of his activities in Colombia in 1944. Then an associate curator in the United States National Museum's Division of Plants, Killip's journal includes daily accounts of life in Colombia including time spent working at Herbarium Garcia, his travels, and day-to-day activities. The entry for 4 June 1944 includes a drawing of plant presses in Escuela, Cali. Expenses and lists of letters sent and received are included. Thank you for helping us transcribe this personal account of Killip's collecting work just three years before he was named Head Curator of a newly established Department of Botany.