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COLLECTIONS: 1 - 10 of 18

Alfred Riocreux botanical watercolors

Collection Identifier: arn00007
Scope and Content: The Riocreux watercolors comprise 87 original watercolor paintings in [matting]. The watercolors have been detached from the binding. The paintings vary in size from 22 x 28 cm up to 29 x 36 cm. There are two plates numbered 73 but they are not duplicates. Sixty-one illustrations were reproduced in Auguste Loiseleur Deslongchamps’s Herbier Général de l'Amateur, Deuxiéme série, t.1 (Paris: Didot Jeune, 1839).

Calvin Sperling field notebooks

Collection Identifier: arn00011
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of three field notebooks from Sperling’s time as a graduate student at Harvard. The notes are for collections made in South America as well as in the United States and Canada.

Charles Edward Faxon papers

Collection Identifier: arn00003
Scope and content: The collection contains original artwork, published plates, and manuscript material. Artwork includes drawings and paintings of plants, animals, and scenery. Manuscript material consists of translations of portions of Julius Milde's 1869 “Botrychiorum Monographia.” Faxon's translations date from November 1876 and may have been made while he was in Europe.

Charles Edward Faxon watercolors

Collection Identifier: arn00015
Scope and Contents: This collection contains 39 unnumbered leaves of vascular plant watercolors. Some of the watercolors seem to be unfinished.

Chinese paintings of flowering plants [Another series] Digital

Collection Identifier: arn00020
Scope and Contents: 11 Chinese paintings of flowering plants from approximately 1850. Gouache on pith paper, edged with silk ribbon and further applied to paper. Title derived from note in album. Sheets detached from album. Album stored in separate shared box.

Chinese paintings of flowering plants, hand-colored on rice paper Digital

Collection Identifier: arn00019
Overview: 18 Chinese botanical illustrations featuring insects. Gouache on pith paper, probably made in Canton, circa 1850.

Chinese plants: 45 drawings in water-color

Collection Identifier: arn00017
Scope and Content: Forty-five original watercolors of plants mounted on paper. The watercolors may have been produced in Canton. Many bear "M. and J. Lay or J. Whatman” watermarks dated 1815 to 1819. Watercolors include butterflies, moths, or other possible pollinators. Latin names have been added in pencil.

Coloured botanical drawings by a Chinese artist

Collection Identifier: arn00016
Scope and Content: Forty-nine original watercolors. Probably produced in Canton. Many bear “J. Whatman” 1804 or 1805 or “I. Taylo(r)” watermarks. The drawings generally include samples of fruits or seeds and a dissection of the flower to show its structure. Latin names and occasional Chinese labels appear in pencil on either front or reverse side. Includes a typed index that lists all plates including plate 19 Eriobotrya japonica which is lacking.

Elmer Drew Merrill papers

Collection Identifier: arn00001
Scope and Content: The collection contains letters pertaining to an attempt to get copies of Vols. 1 and 2 of the "Palau Tropical Biological Station Studies" in 1946, a manuscript for "An Index to Rafinesque's Published Technical Names for the Cellular Cryptogams" by E. D. Merrill, and a manuscript "A Partial List of the Present Locations of Authentically Named William Roxburgh's Phanerogams Many Being Isotypes or Perhaps Holotypes of his Indian and Malayan Species." Also included, bank statement and canceled...

Field data of the Sino-American botanical expedition

Collection Identifier: arn00008
Scope and content: The collection consists of field data for collecting numbers 1-2085 recorded on preprinted specimen labels. Specimens were collected between August 25 and October 9, 1980. The preprinted sheets include Thomas S. Elias in the list of collectors. He was replaced on the expedition by James L. Luteyn.