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COLLECTION Identifier: arn00022

Peter Stevens and Peter Hollinger notebooks

Scope and Contents

This collection contains four field notebooks from Peter Stevens and Peter Hollinger documenting specimen collecting in Malaysia and the Malay Penisula as well as Indonesia and Java from 1975-1984. The collection also includes three notebooks from Peter Stevens: Notes on New Guinea (Mt. Suckling); Notes on Herbaria visits; and Notes from Tropical Biology.


  • circa 1975-1984

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available by appointment for research. Researchers must register and provide one form of valid photo identification. Please contact for additional information.


0.2 linear feet (1 half width document box)

Biographical note

Peter Francis Stevens was born in Devon, England, in 1944. He earned his B.A. in 1966 and M.A. in 1971 from Oxford University. In 1970, Stevens graduated with his Ph.D. in Biology from Edinburgh University. From 1970 to 1973, Stevens worked as a Forest Botanist in Lae, Papua New Guinea. He moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he served as Curator of the Arnold Arboretum and Gray Herbarium and Professor of Biology at Harvard University until 1998. Stevens became the Professor of Biology at the University of Missouri-St Louis and Curator of the Missouri Botanical Garden in January 1999. In 2016, he received the Asa Gray Award at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists in recognition of his extensive work in plant systematics.


Missouri Botanical Garden. Research Staff. Website ( Accessed 08 Oct 2019.

Soltis, D. E. and W. S. Judd. 2017. Peter F. Stevens - Recipient of the 2016 Asa Gray Award. Systematic Botany 42: 1-3.

University of Missouri-St Louis. UMSL Biology. Website ( Accessed 08 Oct 2019.


The collection was donated by Peter Stevens.

Processing Information

Processed by Catherine Adam and Danielle Castronovo, October 2019.

Stevens, Peter F. (Peter Francis), 1944-. Peter Stevens and Peter Hollinger notebooks, approximately 1975-1984: A Guide.
Botany Libraries, Arnold Arboretum Library (Cambridge), Harvard University.
2019 October
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Repository Details

Part of the Botany Libraries, Arnold Arboretum Library (Cambridge), Harvard University Repository

The Harvard University Herbaria houses five research libraries that are managed collectively as the Botany Libraries. The Arnold Arboretum Library in Cambridge specializes in the identification and classification of Old World plants with emphasis on Asia. The Archives of the Arnold Arboretum (Cambridge) houses unique resources, primarily field notes related to the plant specimens housed in Cambridge.

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