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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3328

Metalpoint drawings of botanical specimens by Kandy Vermeer Phillips


Metalpoint drawings inspired by Emily Dickinson's herbarium by artist, Kandy Vermeer Phillips.


  • 2018


Condition Description


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


.08 linear feet (1 box)

Collection of six metalpoint drawings of plants inspired by Emily Dickinson's herbarium.

Biographical / Historical

The drawings form part of a set of 12 completed with the 2017 Julius I. Brown Award grant issued by the American Society of Botanical Artists for her project Poetry in Silver: The Language of Flowers in the Works of Emily Dickinson based on Dickinson's herbarium and poetry.


Arranged alphabetically by common plant name.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2020M-9. Gift of Kandis Vermeer Phillips, 2019 July.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.


Phillips, Kandis Vermeer. Metalpoint drawings of botanical specimens by Kandy Vermeer Phillips, 2018 (MS Am 3328): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University
2019 July 26
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Repository Details

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