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Scope and Content: This collection consists of an eight-page manuscript containing descriptions of the genus Vaccinium with annotations by Boott. The descriptions were copied by Boott from a manuscript at the British Museum. It is dated September 25, 1843, and is directed to Asa Gray.
Overview: The Jacob Bigelow papers, 1770-1879 (inclusive), 1800-1879 (bulk), contain correspondence with Jacob Bigelow's (1786-1879) colleagues concerning botanical specimens, publication of the Pharmacopoeia of the United States from 1820 to 1831, and general medical matters. There is also correspondence with his family, including his parents, siblings, and his son, physician Henry Jacob Bigelow (1818-1890).