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COLLECTION Identifier: gra00077

Illustrations of Chinese plants on pith

Overview

An album of botanical paintings on pith "from the library of Rev. Frederic W. Holland, Harvard ’1831. Brought from China probably as early as 1840.

Dates

  • circa1840

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: Material extremely fragile. Please contact botref@oeb.harvard.edu for additional information.

Extent

0.1 linear feet (1 flat box) : 12 leaves (11 color plates, 1 title page) and binding ; 26 cm

An album of botanical paintings on pith "from the library of Rev. Frederic W. Holland, Harvard ’1831. Brought from China probably as early as 1840. Originally bound in blue silk."--Cf. Bookplate.

Physical Location

Botany Gray Herbarium, HERBARIUM CASE/Stacks #3.

Provenance

Gift of Miss E. E. P. Holland.

Related Materials

Other related material at the Botany Libraries, Harvard University Herbaria:

  1. Chinese paintings of flowering plants, hand-colored on rice paper. arn00019
  2. Chinese paintings of flowering plants [Another series]. arn00020.

Previous call number

FL 51 Il3.

Digitization note

Harvard's Imaging Services department digitized this collection as part of the "Original botanical illustrations of the Botany Libraries" project.

Title
Illustrations of Chinese plants circa 1840: A guide.
Status
completed
Author
Botany Libraries, Gray Herbarium Library, Harvard University.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng
EAD ID
gra00077

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.

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