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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).

Bernice G. Schubert papers

Collection Identifier: arn00024
Scope and Contents: A large portion of this collection is made up of Schubert's files, which were kept organized as she left them. The files include a mixture of correspondence, printed material, photographs, postcards, and other documents. The remainder of this collection was received separately from Schubert's files, and has been divided according to material type. It includes letters received by the Harvard University Herbaria in response to Schubert's death; a small number of miscellaneous...

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]

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

Collection Identifier: arn00019

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.

George Russell Shaw papers

Collection Identifier: arn00010
Scope and content: This collection contains field notes, illustrative material, research notes, reprints, clippings, photographs, and correspondence relating to Shaw’s work on the genus Pinus.Notebooks: three notebooks contain field notes from trips to Mexico in 1904 and 1905; one notebook contains notes on pines collected in the Philippines by George Patrick Ahern, David LeRoy Topping, and Elmer Drew Merrill; one notebook consists of notes on specimens consulted at Kew.Reprints:...

Henry Alfred Alford Nicholls diary

Collection Identifier: arn00005
Scope and Content:

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.]

Leonard John Brass papers

Collection Identifier: arn00002
Scope and Content: The Brass collection is divided into three series. The first series includes over 200 photographs from the Second Archbold New Guinea Expedition, 1936-1937. Most are of general vegetation; a few show native people and expedition members. Most of them are captioned and there are some duplicates.The second series includes booklets of specimen labels from the Fourth Archbold New Guinea Expedition, 1953. There are 75 booklets covering collection numbers 21612 to 25166...

Lily May Perry papers

Collection Identifier: arn00012
Scope and Content:

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.

Manuscript of Flora Indica by Thomas Pennant

Collection Identifier: arn00006
Scope and Content:

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".

Mexican vegetation: 24 photographs by Cyrus Guernsey Pringle

Collection Identifier: arn00027
Scope and Contents: One bound volume of 24 landscape photographs by Cyrus G. Pringle that features Mexican vegetation, including cacti, agave, yucca, and pine trees. There are also landscape views of the Santa Rita Mountains and Harts Butte in Arizona, as well as photographs of Pringle’s team, including Frank Stephens, while they were on their 1884 expedition in the Southwest. Some photographs do not have an exact written date but are most likely also from 1884. Detailed information that was found for some of...

Miguel Domingo Fuertes Lorén diary

Collection Identifier: arn00004
Scope and Content: The Fuertes collection consists of a small leather-bound notebook. The first 9 pages are a daily diary of a portion of the 1914 revolution (written in English). Most of the rest of the contents consists of miscellaneous memoranda about name and addresses, books, and finances, largely in Spanish. There are a few sketch maps of the southern Barahona...

Peter S. Ashton Sarawak fieldwork papers

Collection Identifier: arn00023
Scope and Contents: This collection comprises part of Peter Ashton's research archive. All of the materials are from field work in Sarawak, Malaysia during 1963-1968. This collection contains plot maps, tree data, fire images and publications, plots and charts, and field books related to Ashton’s Sarawak fieldwork.In the 1960’s, Ashton was a botanical researcher in the forest service of Sarawak, then a state in northern Borneo island, which is now part of Malaysia. His job was to document the tree...

Peter Shaw Ashton oral history

Collection Identifier: Oral History Ashton
Scope and Contents:

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.

Peter Stevens and Peter Hollinger notebooks

Collection Identifier: arn00022
Scope and Contents:

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.

Richard Alden Howard papers

Collection Identifier: arn00014
Scope and Contents:

This collection consists of field notes, articles, correspondence, photographs, biographical information, research notes, botanical illustrations, ephemera, an oral history interview with Howard, and personal effects.

Shiu Ying Hu field notes

Collection Identifier: arn00021
Scope and Contents:

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.

Thomas Nuttall collection of illustrations for North American Sylva

Collection Identifier: arn00013
Scope and content: Creation of the additional plates for Nuttall's edition of North American Sylva was overseen by Nuttall. The plates were drawn by several artists, including William Gambel, a naturalist who traveled with and collected for Nuttall between 1838 and 1842. The illustrations were completed by J.B. Butler, J.T. French, E.D. Long, G. West, J. Worley and J. Magee. The published versions vary from the original illustrations in color and technique by artist....

Warren Delano collection of Chinese export paintings of fruits, flowers, and vegetables

Collection Identifier: arn00018
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of Chinese export paintings of fruits, flowers, and vegetables collected by Warren Delano. The paintings were likely produced in Canton, present-day Guangzhou, by various artists. There are 600 illustrations, 583 are watercolors and 17 are prints. The illustrations are from circa 1794-1852, with the bulk of the materials from 1794-1829. The collection dates were taken from watermarks.The watercolors feature several types of writing. There are notations on...