Sprague, Isaac, 1811-1895
- Existence: 1811-1895
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Drawings for the United States Naval Expedition to Japan and United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition
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 plates....
Scope and Contents: A study of the lichens from the Ringgold and Rodgers expedition, 1853-1855. Title taken from note in William G. Farlow's hand: "Original drawings of lichens of N. Pacific Expl. Exp. under Ringgold & Rogers, Chas. Wright, botanist." Species are described in “Observations on North American and other lichenes” by Edward Tuckerman in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, v. 5, page 383 for April 22, 1862.