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United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)



  • Existence: 1853 - 1856

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Drawings for the United States Naval Expedition to Japan and United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition

Collection Identifier: gra00080
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of 64 black and white drawings created by Isaac Sprague depicting new species of Japanese plants. Asa Gray hired Sprague to create the drawings with the intention of publishing them; however, they were never published. Most of the drawings measure 28 x 37 cm with the exception of two drawings that measure 38 x 55 cm.Asa Gray identified 29 of the drawings by scientific name in pencil on the front. He also wrote “paid” in pencil on the reverse of some...

William Henry Harvey List of algae (original manuscript and drawings for plates)

Collection Identifier: far00041
Scope and Contents: This collection includes fifty leaves of handwritten notes and ten original illustrations of algae by William H. Harvey, 1853.Descriptions of new species published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, v. 4, October 1859, (1860), pages 327-335. Plates and complete list published by Dawson, E.Y., William H. Harvey's report on the marine algae of the U.S. North Pacific exploring expedition of 1853-1856, in ...


Botanical illustration 1
Scientific expeditions. 1