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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).
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.
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.
This collection contains 39 unnumbered leaves of vascular plant watercolors. Some of the watercolors seem to be unfinished.
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.
18 Chinese botanical illustrations featuring insects. Gouache on pith paper, probably made in Canton, circa 1850.
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.
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.
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.
The collection consists of one volume of 169 pages, "a report-diary of excursions through Lesser Antilles from Tobago to Dominica on a survey of the prevalence of yaws, Dr. Nicholls' specialty. Includes comments on the customs, botany, zoology and history of the area..." Entries are from May 1, 1891 to June 18, 1891. [Description quoted from R.A. Howard note.]
This collection contains a card file and indices used by Perry in her research for “The medicinal plants of east and southeast Asia” as well as reviews and publication correspondence between Perry, Richard Alden Howard, and MIT Press. There is also one folder of reviews and correspondence pertaining to Perry’s translation of H.J. Lam’s “Fragmenta Papuana,” published in “Sargentia” in 1945.
This collection contains a preliminary copy of the “Flora Indica” which was eventually published in the fourth volume of Pennant’s “Outlines of the Globe.” It was prepared by an amanuensis and is annotated in pencil in Pennant’s hand. The bound manuscript is 160 pages and measures 10.5" x 15".
Collection consists of 7 DVDs and corresponding digital files of a seven-hour oral history with Peter Shaw Ashton. He was interviewed by Judith A. Warnement and Sheila Connor on December 4-7, 2007; December 17, 2008; November 24, 2009.
This collection contains four field notebooks from Peter Stevens and Peter Hollinger documenting specimen collecting in Malaysia and the Malay Penisula as well as Indonesia and Java from 1975-1984. The collection also includes three notebooks from Peter Stevens: Notes on New Guinea (Mt. Suckling); Notes on Herbaria visits; and Notes from Tropical Biology.
This collection consists of field notes, articles, correspondence, photographs, biographical information, research notes, unpublished botanical illustrations, ephemera, an oral history interview with Howard and personal effects.
This collection contains field notes by Shiu Ying Hu from 1939-1994. Her specimens are housed in the Harvard University Herbaria and these notes are related to the specimen collections.