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COLLECTION Identifier: far00038

Andrew Denny Rodgers research materials on William Gilson Farlow

Scope and Contents

Andrew Denny Rodgers planned to write a biography on botanist William Gilson Farlow. This collection primarily contains the handwritten notes and research materials for that project. There is some original Farlow correspondence that Rodgers collected. The biography was not finished or published.


  • 1907-circa 1960

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0.8 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes)

Biographical note

Biographical note

Andrew Denny Rodgers, III, was born in Columbus, Ohio, on January 19, 1900, to Andrew Denny Rodgers, Jr., and Mary Louise Price Rodgers. He was the great-great grandson of Lucas Sullivant, the founder of Columbus, and the great grandson of bryologist William Starling Sullivant. He earned his A.B. degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1922 and L.L.B. degree from The Ohio State University in 1925. He practiced law from 1926-1933 and enrolled in graduate study at Northwestern University from 1933-1935.

Rodgers pursued writing and authored seven books on botanical history, most notably, the biography, Noble Fellow: William Starling Sullivant (1940). In 1956, the Botanical Society of America awarded him a merit certificate for his biographical contributions to botanical history. Ohio Wesleyan University (1946) and The Ohio State University (1966) conferred on him Honorary Doctor of Letters degrees. Andrew Denny Rodgers, III, died in Columbus on January 7, 1981.


Stuckey, R. L. and E. D. Rudolph. Andrew Denny Rodgers, III. 1981. Taxon 30: 876–877.


Gift of the Emanuel Rudolph estate.

Processing Information

Processed by Danielle Castronovo, August 2019. Biographical note by Catherine Adam.
Rodgers, Andrew Denny, 1900-1981. Andrew Denny Rodgers research materials on William Gilson Farlow, 1907-circa 1960: A Guide.
Botany Libraries, Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany, Harvard University.
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Repository Details

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

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