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Box 1

 Container

Contains 45 Collections and/or Records:

Sample colored engraving of Acer eriocarpum from François André Michaux's Histoire des Arbres Forestiers de l'Amerique Septentrionale, Vol. 2, Pl. 13 (opp. page 278), Paris: L. Haussmann, 1813 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1Identifier: gra00002
Scope and Contents: Sample plate contains annotations about prices to produce in French and appears to have fewer colors than the published version.

Notes about illustrations and three small sketches of flowers, before 1817 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2Identifier: gra00002
Scope and Content: The Bigelow collection consists of botanical illustrations and supporting material. There are 44 original botanical illustrations and printed plates, mostly pertaining to Bigelow's “American Medical Botany,” including pen and ink drawings and pencil drawings - some colored - and hand-colored proofs. There were 17 packets of specimens with identifying labels. Plants were collected in Europe; some are dated March 1839. The specimens were mounted on specimen sheets and were cataloged...

Eupatorium perfoliatum (Thorough wort) original illustration, before 1817 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2Identifier: gra00002, Plate 2
Scope and Contents: Written in pencil "J. Bigelow Original copy."

Phytolacca decandra [Phytolacca americana] (Poke) original illustration, before 1817 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2Identifier: gra00002, Plate 3
Scope and Contents: Written in pencil "original copy J.B."

Arbustus uva ursi [Arctostaphylos uva-ursi] (Bear berry) original illustration, before 1817 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3Identifier: gra00002, Plate 6
Scope and Contents: Written in pencil "original copy J.B."

Geranium maculatum (Common Cranesbill) original illustration, before 1817 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3Identifier: gra00002, Plate 8
Scope and Contents: Lacks printed information and color varies from published work.

Kalmia latifolia (Mountain laurel) original illustration, before 1817 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3Identifier: gra00002, Plate 13
Scope and Contents: Includes sketch of flower of Durca palustris (plate 37).

Statice caroliana [Limonium carolinianum] (Marsh rosemary) original illustration, before 1817 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4Identifier: gra00002, Plate 25
Scope and Contents: "J[?] Vaughan" written on face in pencil. Faded pencil note on back "[Indecipherable] - Marsh rosemary - Salt marsh [?] near [?] Sept. 1"

Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly weed) original illustration, before 1817 Digital

Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4Identifier: gra00002, Plate 26
Scope and Contents: Written in pencil "original copy J.B." Includes sketches on back.