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COLLECTION Identifier: far00045

[Sketchbook of drawings of fungi], volume II

Scope and Contents

The sketchbook describes and illustrates specimens collected when Henrietta Page was enrolled in 3-week long natural history classes held in Alstead, New Hampshire, the summers of 1902 and 1903. Other Massachusetts collecting localities include Peabody, Lynn, Manchester, Boston, Cohasset, Chestnut Hill, Waban, etc. The specimens described in the sketchbook and originally deposited in the Alstead School's fungarium are now part of the New York Botanical Garden's collections. "Vol. 2" written on cover. No other volumes known. Pages 1, 44-45, 159-179 are blank.


  • 1902-1903


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0.1 linear feet (1 box) : 184 pages, 1 leaf of plates : illustrations (some color), spore prints ; 21cm

Historical note

Henrietta Page was a member of the Boston Mycological Club (BMC) and served on the executive committee for a time. She was also a member of the Boston Society of Natural History. Page attended three-week long natural history classes held in Alstead, New Hampshire under the Alstead School of Natural History from 1899-1903. The mycology section was taught by Hollis Webster, secretary and co-founder of the BMC and Harvard graduate (class of 1884); phanerogamic botany by Merritt Lyndon Fernald; ornithology by Ralph Hoffmann; and physiography and biology by William Lusk Webster Field. The school ran from 1899-1904.

Physical Location

Farlow flat file.


Transferred from the Boston Mycological Club Archives, May 16, 2015.

Processing Information

Processing note The sketchbook was originally unattributed, but Jason Karakehian (BMC archivist) discovered that the sketchbook connects to specimens that are now housed in the fungarium at New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). The specimens were originally part of the Alstead School of Natural history fungarium, which was integrated into the BMC fungarium after the Alstead School’s closing. Karakehian was able to attribute the sketchbook to Ms. Page by searching the NYBG’s online database of specimens for fungal collections made in Alstead in the years 1900-1903, which yielded a few collections whose labels referred to Henrietta Page by name and referenced specific pages in her sketchbook “Vol. II.”
Link to catalog



Page, Henrietta. [Sketchbook of drawings of fungi], volume II, 1902-1903: A Guide.
Botany Libraries, Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany, Harvard University.
2020 May
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Repository Details

Part of the Botany Libraries, Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany, Harvard University Repository

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