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COLLECTION Identifier: gra00051

Hunnewell herbarium watercolors

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of six watercolors by Hunnewell painted from four specimens she collected in the Pyrenees in France. Four paintings have printed specimen labels from the attached. The printed labels originally read “F.W. Hunnewell, 2nd.” The “F.W.” has been crossed out and replaced with “M.P.”

Dates

  • 1900

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

0.1 linear feet (6 leaves of paintings)

Biographical Note

Mary Peele Hunnewell was born on November 17, 1875, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Walter and Jane Appleton Peele Hunnewell. She was the younger sister of amateur botanist Francis Welles Hunnewell. She married Sidney M. Williams in 1908 and lived in Wellesley her entire life. She died in 1920.

Sources

Vital Statistic Records, Massachusetts Archives.

Fiske JE. 1917. History of the Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Boston (MA): The Pilgrim Press.

Physical Location

HERBARIUM CASE/Stacks #3

Provenance

The provenance of this collection is unknown.

Digitization note

Digitized by Harvard College Library Digital Imaging Group as part of the Original Botanical Illustrations in the Combined Collections of the Botany Libraries, 2018.

Title
Hunnewell, Mary P. Hunnewell herbarium watercolors, 1900: A Guide.
Status
completed
Author
Archives, Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng
EAD ID
gra00051

Repository Details

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

The Harvard University Herbaria houses five research libraries that are managed collectively as the Botany Libraries. The Gray Herbarium Library specializes in the identification and classification of New World plants with emphasis on North American plants. The Archives of the Gray Herbarium houses unique resources including personal papers, institutional records, field notes and plant lists, expedition records, photographs, original artwork, and objects from faculty, curators, staff, and affiliates of the Gray Herbarium.

Contact:
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