COLLECTIONS: 41 - 50 of 88
Scope and Content: This collection consists of a bound volume of manuscript material by George Thurber and William Munro with annotations by Sereno Watson. Two letters from Munro to Thurber, dated 1858 and 1859, are taped in at the front of the volume; the Munro manuscript contains notes on Thurber's grasses (leaves 1-11), the Thurber manuscript contains notes on Gramineae of the U.S.-Mexican boundary survey (leaves 12-136). The collection also contains a bound copy of the contents of this volume with an added...
Scope and content: This collection includes correspondence, financial records, policies, plant information, publications (mostly photocopies of newspaper articles), timelines, and plans related to the Harvard Botanic Garden. The materials are dated from 1784-1987 and only cover a small portion of the history of the Botanic Garden.
Scope and Content: This collection consists of two scrapbooks of letters to Jesup from botanists. The blue volume, dated 1859-1876, contains around 80 letters arranged in chronological order and includes an index. The red volume, dated 1873-1880, contains around 30 letters with no clear arrangement. Letters at the front of the volume appear to be in reverse chronological order with some letters arranged by correspondent.
Scope and Content: The Svenson papers contain professional and personal correspondence, research notes, original sketches, photographs, reprints, scrapbooks, and maps. Correspondence pertains to Svenson’s involvement in professional societies, his work at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, plant identifications, and plant collecting.
Scope and Content: The Bolander field notes contain field notes pertaining to plants he collected in California from around 1865 to 1867. The collection also includes identifications and descriptive notes by George Thurber.
Scope and Contents: This collection includes plant specimens collected by Henry David Thoreau starting in 1850. In addition to the main collection of plant specimens, there is also a bound volume which is titled Catalogue of Herbarium of Henry D. Thoreau, beqeathed to Boston Soc. of Nat. Hist., which consists of a hand-written listing of the specimens included in the herbarium.The collection is digitized and ...
Scope and Contents: Four original botanical illustrations from the Herbarium of William Francis Flint. Title from herbarium label accompanying illustrations.
Scope and Contents: The Smith collection consists of a file of notes bearing information for plants collected by Smith in Santa Marta, Colombia in 1898 to 1901. Information is written on small pieces of paper and arranged in numerical order like a card file. A few printed specimen labels for Santa Marta plants are interfiled with the notes. The collection also contains a letter from Benjamin Lincoln Robinson to Amelia Woolworth Smith dated March 21, 1922, regarding payment for her transcription of these notes.
Scope and Content: The Mann manuscripts consist primarily of drafts and notes pertaining to his partially published monograph, “Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.” There is an incomplete draft of the published section and drafts in varying degrees of completeness of unpublished sections.
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of six watercolors by Hunnewell painted from four specimens she collected in the Pyrenees in France. Four paintings have printed specimen labels from the attached. The printed labels originally read “F.W. Hunnewell, 2nd.” The “F.W.” has been crossed out and replaced with “M.P.”