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COLLECTIONS: 1 - 9 of 9

Allan B. Richardson papers

Collection Identifier: ecb00007
Scope and Contents: This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, lecture notes, clippings, photographs, and a photocopy of Richardson's 1955 Wasson Expedition diary. The collection is primarily about R. Gordon Wasson and his publications on hallucinogenic fungi.

Elso Sterrenberg Barghoorn papers

Collection Identifier: ecb00005
Scope and content: The Barghoorn papers contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, maps, manuscripts, and photographs related to Frederick Oliver Thompson’s work as an amateur fossil collector. The collection also contains manuscripts, drafts, journals, travel diaries, field notes, a scrapbook, and 35mm color slides pertaining to Barghoorn’s travels and research. The collection is divided into 4 series. The first series is Frederick Oliver Thompson materials; the other three series are Barghoorn materials.

Illustrations of a few wild flowers from eastern United States

Collection Identifier: ecb00009
Overview: This collection contains watercolor paintings of wild flowers by Caroline D. Murdoch.

Original water-colors: Flowers of woodlands

Collection Identifier: ecb00010
Overview: Decorative title page and 103 watercolor paintings of wild flowers by Caroline Murdoch for Caroline L.W. French.

Philadelphia Cabinet photograph collection

Collection Identifier: ecb00008
Scope and Content: The collection contains articles and other printed secondary source materials about the history of the Commerce Museum and its collections, and correspondence about the provenance of the Philadelphia Cabinet photograph collection. The bulk of the collection is 91 photographs mounted on paperboard with descriptions on the back. One duplicate photo entitled Cutting Cinnamon without a description is also included in the collection, provenance unknown.

Richard Evans Schultes papers

Collection Identifier: ecb00004
Scope and content: This collection contains correspondence, research notes, manuscripts and other publication material, printed matter, collecting lists, plant identification and classification lists and notes, maps, photographic material, prints, and clippings pertaining to Schultes’s field work and research. The bulk of the collection is photographic material and research notes on rubber and ethnobotany.

Ted Anderson Northern Thailand papers

Collection Identifier: ecb00002
Scope and content: This collection consists of almost 2,500 35mm color slides of Anderson’s travels and ethnobotanical research, notes on plant uses, and six field notebooks. Most of the materials pertain to Anderson’s book “Plants and people of the Golden Triangle: Ethnobotany of the hill tribes of northern Thailand” (Timber Press, 1993).

Tina and R. Gordon Wasson Ethnomycological Collection Archives

Collection Identifier: ecb00001
Scope and content: The collection comprises approximately 65 linear feet of material and contains correspondence, notes, memoranda, lists, notebooks, diaries, manuscript material, proofs, illustrations, maps, charts, stamps, clippings, artifacts, original artwork, moving image, audio, and photographic material pertaining to the Wassons' ethnomycological research and Gordon Wasson’s literary and political interests. The bulk of the collection dates from 1945-1986. There are approximately 20,300 letters, 800...

Watercolors of potato plants

Collection Identifier: ecb00003
Scope and Content: This collection contains 82 numbered plates (lacking number 17) of potato plants and tubers on heavy stock paper. Most of the plates measure 54 x 37 cm; 13 have been cropped so only the tuber remains. The artist is unknown. The plates were likely prepared for publication. Each watercolor bears a number written in pencil and some have writing in Dutch. Many have a partial watermark from Jan Kool and Company, Zaanland, Holland, which dates the paper to circa 1820.