Gray, Jane Loring, 1821-1909
- Existence: 1821-1909
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents: This collection is comprised of four collections of autographs and biographies of botanists. The materials are circa the 19th century.The collections are Mary A. Day’s biographies, Materials about the Jane Gray autograph collection, Miscellaneous autograph collection, and Jane Gray’s and Isabella James’s biographies of botanists. The collections contain correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and note fragments.Mary A. Day’s biographies include approximately 200...
Scope and Contents: The autograph collection was initiated by Asa Gray during visits to Europe, beginning in 1839. Gray received many autographed letters from Adrien de Jussieu, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, and other prominent botanists. Many letters are from Gray's personal correspondence. In 1890 Isabella James donated her collection of autographs and portraits of early American botanists to the Gray Herbarium. The Gray and James collections were incorporated by Jane Loring Gray and biographical information was...
Scope and Content: The collection consists of letters to Jane Gray from her family and others and one letter from Jane to a relative. It also contains a small notebook of biographical sketches about Asa Gray.