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Lincoln Ware Riddle and Gertrude Hollister Riddle papers

Collection Identifier: far00010
Scope and Content: This collection consists of correspondence between Lincoln Ware Riddle and his wife, Gertrude Hollister Riddle (née Paine), and various botanists. It also contains collecting and identification lists of lichen specimens.

List of algae (original manuscript and drawings for plates)

Collection Identifier: Oversize H3427L
Scope and Contents: This collection includes fifty leaves of handwritten notes and ten original illustrations of algae by William H. Harvey, 1853.Descriptions of new species published in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, v. 4, October 1859, (1860), pages 327-335. Plates and complete list published by Dawson, E.Y., William H. Harvey's report on the marine algae of the U.S. North Pacific exploring expedition of 1853-1856, in ...

Lizzie Churchill Allen watercolors of fungi

Collection Identifier: far00007
Scope and Contents: This collection contains watercolors, photographs, notes, correspondence, and reprints pertaining to Allen’s interest in mycology. The collection spans 1902-1925. There are eight boxes of original watercolor illustrations of fungi, an index of the watercolors, a box of notes describing fungi, primarily the genera Lactarius and Russula, photographs of fungi, reprints of articles about Russula, and one letter from Edward Thompson Harper. Waltercolors are stamped with a unique number....

Louis Charles Christopher Krieger glass plate negatives

Collection Identifier: far00020
Scope and Content:: This collection consists of glass plate negatives used by Krieger while illustrating “Icones Farlowianae.” Some negatives are clearly labeled with the photographer’s name. Some labels are unclear and may indicate the collector of the specimen rather than the photographer. Negatives are numbered; however, it is unknown if the numbers indicate a series of negatives or samples or correspond to plates in the finished work. The collection also contains related correspondence....

Mexican mosses collected by C.H. Berendt in 1865

Collection Identifier: RARE BOOK S949me
Scope and Contents: Bound manuscript containing original pencil drawings and notes of Mexican mosses collected by C.H. Berendt in 1865. Compiled by William S. Sullivant and illustrated by August Scrader. Includes list of determinations compiled from 1974-1976 by F. Bowers, L. Spessard, A.J. Sharp, and D.H. Smith.

Original drawings of lichens of N. Pacific Expl. Exp. under Ringgold & Rogers

Collection Identifier: Oversize T896L Suppl.
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.

Roland Thaxter papers

Collection Identifier: far00028
Scope and Contents: The Thaxter papers contain correspondence, notebooks, plant specimens, lists and photographs of specimens, photographs and paper ephemera from Thaxter’s travels, receipts, a commemorative album, manuscript proofs, research materials, and original drawings and plates for publication. Materials primarily relate to Thaxter's work as a cryptogamic botanist and instructor at Harvard.

Roland Thaxter sketch book

Collection Identifier: RARE BOOK T3685s
Scope and Contents: Contains miscellaneous collection of Roland Thaxter's original drawings, with brief notes.

Rolf Singer papers

Collection Identifier: far00022
Scope and Content: The Singer collection consists of correspondence, handwritten and typed manuscript material, notes, and receipts pertaining to Rolf Singer’s work as a mycologist. The bulk of the materials is from Singer's time at Harvard in the 1940s.