Viewing page 6 of 69

[[blank page]]

[[end page]]
[[start page]]

[[underlined]] Virginia Point [[/underlined]]

[[underlined]] April 13 [[/underlined]]
Caught Oryzomys & Geomys & Spilogale & shot a Cottontail. Set more traps & made skins most all day. Clear & windy, warm.

[[underlined]] April 14 [[/underlined]]. Went to traps & got a Mephitis, A Spilogale, a Possum & a Mus musculus.  shot some birds, made up skins and wrote a little on reports.
Clear most of day, windy but [[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[/strikethrough]] warm.

[[underlined]] April 15 [[/underlined]] Left Virginia Point at 5:36 PM for Houston and arrived there at dark.  Went to the Grand Central Hotel and staid all night so as to go west to Richmond by daylight.

All prairie from Galveston to [[strikethrough]] Hu [[/strikethrough]] 3 or 4 miles of Houston, where the the trees begin near Buffalo Bayou.  These trees are scrub pines, oaks, celtis, cratigus & etc.

The prairie is flat and mostly covered over with the usual mounds and Geomys hills are seen wherever the mounds are.  Sisbania bushes, killed by frost, are common, also [[underlined]] Baptisia [[/underlined]] of 2 species





















Transcription Notes:
Sisbania = Sesbania

Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.