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SERIES Identifier: gra00073, I

Correspondence, 1878-1929

Scope and Contents

This series contains letters from almost 500 correspondents, addressed mostly to Walter Deane. The majority of the correspondents are botanists, but some letters are from Deane’s relatives, companies with which he dealt, and botanical and ornithological organizations.

The correspondence was originally arranged alphabetically by sender in several chronological segments, with the letters of a few individuals pulled out as separate collections. The letters are currently filed in one alphabetical sequence. Some letters that were originally in the correspondence files were moved by Deane to his autograph collection files.


  • 1878-1929

Conditions Governing Access

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


15.3 linear feet (5 record cartons, 11 document boxes, 1 half width document box, 1 flat box, 4 card files, 2 oversize folders in flat file)

Repository Details

Part of the Botany Libraries, Gray Herbarium Library, Harvard University Repository

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