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COLLECTION Identifier: arn00014

Richard Alden Howard papers

Botanical notebook in French, undated Digital

Scope and Contents

Undated notebook contains notes on plants in French. This notebook does not appear to be written by Howard.

Plant list organized by number, undated Digital

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Undated notebook contains one plant list organized by number. This notebook does not appear to be written by Howard. He may have annotated parts of it.

Field notebook from trip to Atkins Institute, Cuba, undated Digital

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Composition notebook containing field notes from a collecting trip to Cuba. Field notes are brief and give a chronological account of Howard's daily activities.

Field notebook: Cuba, 1940 August 22-September 5 Digital

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Notebook with a collecting list of plant names and descriptions from Cuba. Includes a typed plant list: "Clusia specimens in Herb. Inst. Jamaica." Spine is labeled "4,000-4,784 Cuba."

Field notebook: Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1941 May 31-July 6 Digital

Scope and Contents

Notebook containing a chronological narrative of Howard's activities and collecting trips in Cuba during the summer of 1941; field notes detail weather and flora and Howard's health and interactions with friends and acquaintances.

List of plants collected by Howard and Walter Hendricks Hodge in Cuba, notebook 1, 1941 June 5-August 22 Digital

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Notebook with a list of plants collected by Howard and Walter Hendricks Hodge in Cuba. Spine is labeled "4,785 - 6,016 Cuba." Also contains a letter from P. A. Munz to Howard regarding specimens of Onagraceae, and a report entitled "Plants of West Indies" by E. C. Leonard.

A. Gonzalez field notebook from Cuba, with annotations and shorthand notes by Howard, 1941 August-1942 January Digital

Scope and Contents

Notebook containing a list of plants collected by A. Gonzales in various localities in Cuba including Soledad, Cumanayagua, Corralillo, San Blas, Buenos Ayres, and the Harvard Botanical Garden at Cienfuegos. Includes determinations by Howard and at least one other.

A. Gonzalez field notebook from Cuba, with annotations and shorthand notes by Howard, 1942 January 6-April 30 Digital

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Notebook containing a a list of plants collected by A. Gonzales in various localities in Cuba, primarily at the Harvard Botanical Garden at Cienfuegos. Spine is labeled "Cuba - Gonzales #2 1941." Includes determinations by Howard and at least one other. Also includes a specimen label.

Field notebook: Bimini Islands, 1945 April 29-May 22 Digital

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Notebook containing a plant list from the Bimini Islands in the Bahamas. Includes a hand drawn map, seven aerial photographs, and a color slide of the islands. Spine is labeled "9,980 - 10,295 Bimini."

Field notebook: Florida, 1945 October 23-1946 January 12 Digital

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Notebook containing a plant list from the Florida Keys and one photograph of a bunch of small, round fruits. Dated entries list and describe molds and fungi found at each site, organized by number.

Field notebook: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, book 1, 1946 August 8-September 20 Digital

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One of two field notebooks from a collecting trip to the Dominican Republic. The Harvard Cooperative Society notebook includes hand-drawn maps, illustrations, and specimen labels. The spine is labeled "8,109 - 9,162 Santo Domingo."

Field notebook: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, book 2, 1946 September 20-November 8 Digital

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Second field notebook with notes from a trip to Santo Domingo. Spine is labeled "9,163-9,967 Santo Domingo." Includes a typed plant list and a letter from Henry Knute Svenson from the American Museum of Natural History regarding sedges collected by Howard in Santo Domingo.

Elizabeth S. Howard diary, 1948 April 28-May 22 Digital

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Notebook containing a diary written by Elizabeth S. Howard, wife of the botanist Richard A. Howard, detailing a trip to the Bimini Islands in the Bahamas. Entries detail the Howards' daily activities, including their collecting excursions and preparation of plant specimens, weather, surroundings, expenses, and interactions with friends and acquaintances.

Field notebook: Caribbean Islands, Trinidad and the Grenadines, 1950 February 9-March 19 Digital

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Notebook containing a plant list, descriptions of local vegetation, and several specimen labels from a collecting trip to the Caribbean. Localities include Trinidad and the Grenadines. Also includes the first page of a letter from Conrad Brant, at the Russian Research Center in Cambridge, MA, to Howard entitled "Case History of Mancinella (?) Poisoning." Spine is labeled "10,301-10,973 Trinidad & the Grenadines."

Field notebook: Caribbean Islands, Grenadines and St. Lucia, 1950 March 20-May 7 Digital

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Notebook containing a plant list, descriptions of local vegetation, two specimens, and several specimen labels from a collecting trip to the Caribbean. Localities include the Grenadines and St. Lucia. Also includes a hand drawn map. Spine is labeled "10,975 - 11,601 Grenadines & St. Lucia."

Field notebook: Caribbean Islands, St. Lucia & Lesser Antilles, 1950 May 9-August 3 Digital

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Notebook containing a plant list, a specimen, and specimen labels from a collecting trip to the Caribbean. Localities include various islands of the Lesser Antilles. Labeled on spine "11,602 - 12,339 St. Lucia & Lesser Antilles."

Plant list, various locations, 1950-1953 Digital

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Notebook containing plant lists from several collecting trips. Localities include Beata and Alta Vela (Alto Velo) Islands in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Alabama, Florida, and Roque Island, Maine. Spine is labeled "12,500 - 12,604 / 12,901 - 13,125 Beata Isl."

Peter Kamb field notebook: Cuba and Honduras, 1951 June 31-August 23 Digital

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Notebook belonging to Peter M. Kamb (later name: Peter M. Ray), from the Department of Botany at the University of California, Berkeley, containing a plant list and field notes from Cuba and Honduras. Spine is labeled "Kamb 2,026-2,174."

Field notebook: Cuba, 1951 July 3-August 3 Digital

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Notebook containing a list of plants collected by Howard, with Winslow R. Briggs, Peter M. Kamb, Irwin E. Lane, Richard Ritland, and Earl E. Smith. Localities include Cuba and Honduras. Also has typed list of Caribbean ferns and specimen label. Spine is labeled "Howard, Briggs, Kamb, Lane, et. al. / no. 1-582 Cuba."

Field notebook: Jamaica, 1953 December 22-1954 September 21 and typed plant list Jamaica 1958, 1953-1958 Digital

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Notebook containing a plant list from Jamaica, spine is labeled "13,300-14,012 1953-54." Also includes two typed lists of plants collected in Jamaica with George Richardson Proctor, 1958. Plant list collecting numbers are 14,911 - 15,210 and likely relate to the 1958 January 8-24 Jamaica field notebook in Box 1, folder 26.

Field notebook: Jamaica, 1954 September 21-1956 September 20 Digital

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Notebook containing a plant list from Jamaica and several related lists and charts as well as specimen labels. Spine is labeled "Jamaica 1954 14,013-14,910."

Field notebook: Jamaica, 1958 January 8-24 Digital

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Notebook containing a plant list from Jamaica and various materials related to the collecting trip, including a receipt, a rum label, and a hand drawn map on the back of a letter to Howard from Arthur Raymond Loveless on the subject of plant diseases. Spine is labeled "14,911 - 15,210 Jamaica."

Field notebook: Florida and the Cayman Islands, 1959 December 27-1960 January 19 Digital

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Notebook containing several collecting lists from various localities around Florida, including West Palm Beach, the Florida Keys, the Homestead Sub-Tropical Experiment Station, as well as Grand Cayman Island, and what appears to be data from an experiment in handwriting that is not Howard's. Labeled on spine "14,911 - 15,074 Florida / Grand Cayman & Homestead / Experiment. Station."