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.”
- Hunnewell, Mary P. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Extent0.1 linear feet (6 leaves of paintings)
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.
Vital Statistic Records, Massachusetts Archives.
Fiske JE. 1917. History of the Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Boston (MA): The Pilgrim Press.
HERBARIUM CASE/Stacks #3
The provenance of this collection is unknown.
Digitized by Harvard College Library Digital Imaging Group as part of the Original Botanical Illustrations in the Combined Collections of the Botany Libraries, 2018.
- Hunnewell, Mary P. Hunnewell herbarium watercolors, 1900: A Guide.
- Archives, Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria.
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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.
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