Manuscript natural history journal recording ecological observations in Baltimore from February 11, 1899 to March 17, 1901. Includes detailed records of urban and suburban Baltimore at the turn of the Century.
The author, J.P. Piquette, was a highly proficient amateur natural historian as evidenced by countless detailed records. The journal follows Piquette's weekly urban, suburban, and rural natural history walks along specified routes.
The journal consists of 168 long folio pages constituting a very nice local history. Modern ecologists will find, in Piquette's descriptions, benchmarks circa year 1900 of plant, animal, and insect life in and around Baltimore. Maryland historians will find Baltimore and suburban scenes comprising buildings, railroad tracks, plants, birds, mammals, and/or people. In it's entirety, the folio is 289 pages.