Emily Dickinson botanical specimens
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Extent.3 linear feet (6 folders in 1 box)
Biographical / Historical
Nada Sinno Saoud, Post Herbarium Curator, American University of Beirut, has provided some tentative plant identifications.
It is possible that some or all of the labeled specimens were sent to Dickinson by Abby Wood Bliss, a schoolmate from Amherst Academy, who went to the Middle East as a missionary wife in 1855. Eleanor Johnson, a descendent of Abby Bliss, believes the handwriting on the labels for the Middle East specimens to be Abby's.
- I. Specimens with labels
- II. Unidentified specimens
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886, recipient. Emily Dickinson botanical specimens, undated: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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