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Administrative correspondence of the Gray Herbarium and Harvard University Herbaria

Collection Identifier: gra00079
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of Gray Herbarium correspondence from the 1890s to present day but the bulk of the letters are from 1890-1955. Most of the letters are addressed to staff members of the Gray Herbarium and were transferred to the archives from office files. Some letters were gifts to the Gray Herbarium that were interfiled into the collection. The letters are from amateur and professional botanists, collectors, prospective students, suppliers, Harvard administration,...

Asa Gray correspondence files of the Gray Herbarium

Collection Identifier: gra00078
Scope and Contents: This collection, approximately 1820-1904, includes the personal correspondence of Asa Gray and Sereno Watson, official correspondence of other Herbarium staff, and a small amount of correspondence of noted botanists who were not affiliated with Harvard. Gray correspondence contains letters from several of the most distinguished European and American scientists of the 19th century, including George Bentham, Charles Darwin, Joseph Henry, Joseph Dalton Hooker, William Jackson...