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Administrative correspondence of the Gray Herbarium and Harvard University Herbaria

Collection Identifier: gra00079
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of Gray Herbarium correspondence from the 1890s to present day but the bulk of the letters are from 1890-1955. Also includes Harvard University Herbaria correspondence. Most of the letters are addressed to staff members and were transferred to the archives from office files. Some letters were gifts to the Gray Herbarium or Harvard University Herbaria that were interfiled into the collection. The letters are from amateur and professional botanists,...

Albert Hanford Moore correspondence

Collection Identifier: gra00040
Scope and Content: The Moore correspondence consists of 128 letters from 102 botanists, dated 1896-1916, with the bulk dated 1906-1912. Almost one third are from botanists outside of the United States. The letters may have been selected as sample autograph letters, since no botanist is represented by more than three letters. Much of the correspondence consists of letters of acknowledgement for a list of Bermuda plants sent by Moore around 1906. The letters are arranged alphabetically; original order has been...

Alexander Forbes Labrador survey photographs

Collection Identifier: gra00024
Scope and Content:

The Forbes photographs collection contains photographs, correspondence, and notes. There are around 500 aerial photographs shot with a Fairchild survey camera during the 1931 expedition. These are accompanied by a letter from Forbes and a detailed list of the photos.

Alice A. Gray collection of Asa Gray papers and artifacts

Collection Identifier: gra00060
Scope and Content:

The collection consists of Asa Gray scrapbooks and clippings compiled by Alice Gray. The collection also contains artifacts that belonged to Asa Gray.

Alice Eastwood Lupine papers

Collection Identifier: gra00018
Scope and Content:

The Eastwood papers consist of one key and one list, likely from 1938-1946, the period during which Eastwood was publishing on lupine classification.

Alvah Augustus Eaton papers

Collection Identifier: gra00019
Scope and Content:

The Eaton Papers consist of field notes, correspondence, and notes pertaining to Eaton’s botanical work. Sixteen notebooks dated from about 1895-1906 contain field notes and other botanical notes; five of these notebooks pertain to Eaton’s field trips to Florida. Correspondence consists of four letters dated 1899-1905. Notes are handwritten and undated.

Antonio Targioni-Tozzetti botanical manuscript

Collection Identifier: gra00053
Scope and Content:

The Targioni-Tozzetti Papers consists of four printed pages attributed to Targioni-Tozzetti. It is likely that this sheet was originally part of a bound work. A handwritten note on the first page reads, "Belonged to Targioni-Tozzetti" and pages are all marked "S. Targioni-Tozzetti." Each page contains six columns of Latin plant names, arranged alphabetically by genus and species, with an emphasis on horticultural plants.

Arthur Stanley Pease botanical correspondence

Collection Identifier: gra00009
Scope and Content:

The Pease correspondence consist of about 775 letters to Pease sent between 1895 and 1947, primarily pertaining to Pease’s work as an amateur botanist.

Asa Gray correspondence files of the Gray Herbarium

Collection Identifier: gra00078
Scope and Contents: This collection, approximately 1820-1904, includes the personal correspondence of Asa Gray and Sereno Watson, official correspondence of other Herbarium staff, and a small amount of correspondence of noted botanists who were not affiliated with Harvard. Gray correspondence contains letters from several of the most distinguished European and American scientists of the 19th century, including George Bentham, Charles Darwin, Joseph Henry, Joseph Dalton Hooker, William Jackson...

Asa Gray papers

Collection Identifier: gra00026
Scope and Contents: The Asa Gray papers date from 1830-1953 (bulk 1830-1888) and document his career in botany. The collection primarily contains correspondence, travel journals, manuscripts, drafts of published works, notes for lectures, certificates, and original artwork. This collection is divided into 6 series which are largely a reflection of how the materials were stored over the years. The series are: biographical materials, correspondence, botanical manuscripts, publications, writings, and...

Benjamin Lincoln Robinson papers

Collection Identifier: gra00046
Scope and Content:

The Robinson papers contain notes, collecting lists, unpublished manuscript material, correspondence, and certificates pertaining to Robinson’s education, botanical work, and membership in scientific societies. Materials are arranged by format and subject.

Biographical and autograph collections

Collection Identifier: gra00072
Scope and Contents: This collection is comprised of four collections of autographs and biographies of botanists. The materials are circa the 19th century.The collections are Mary A. Day’s biographies, Materials about the Jane Gray autograph collection, Miscellaneous autograph collection, and Jane Gray’s and Isabella James’s biographies of botanists. The collections contain correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and note fragments.Mary A. Day’s biographies include approximately...

Bobbi Angell original scientific illustrations of Xyris bracteicaulis E.P.Bicknell ex L.M.Campb and Moutabea chartacea Aymard & L.M.Campb

Collection Identifier: gra00102
Scope and Contents: Three scientific illustrations by Bobbi Angell.Finished illustration of Xyris bracteicaulis E.P.Bicknell ex L.M.Campb., 2009. Published in Harvard Pap. Bot. 16(1): 49. 2011. Fig. 1. Based on the holotype: E.P. Bicknell 216 (NY).Draft and finished illustration of Moutabea chartacea Aymard & L.M.Campb. Draft illustration by Bruno Manara, completed by Bobbi Angel. Based on...

Botany Libraries daguerreotypes and ambrotypes

Collection Identifier: gra00089
Scope and Contents: This collection is comprised of eleven daguerreotypes and three ambrotypes, circa 1840-1865. Most of the images are portraits of well-known botanists including Aimé Jacques Alexandre Bonpland, Edwin Faxon, Asa Gray, William Henry Harvey, Adrien Henri Laurent de Jussieu, François André Michaux, Thomas Nuttall, Charles Wilkins Short, John Torrey, Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, and Sereno Watson. One daguerreotype depicts a Wedgwood medallion of Carl Linnaeus and another features C. A. Weatherby’s...

Botany Libraries photograph collection

Collection Identifier: gra00083
Scope and Contents:

This collection contains images of botanists and their families, field excursions, portraits of botanical meetings, and the history of the Harvard University Herbaria and Botanic Garden. The collection contains a wide range of photographic processes as well as negatives, lithographs, engravings, and some photomechanical reproductions.

Calques des dessins de la flore du Mexique, de Mocino et Sessé, qui ont servi de types d'especès dans le Systema ou le Prodromus

Collection Identifier: Fol. 2 D4
Scope and Contents: José Mariano Moziño (1757-1820?) sought refuge in Montpellier for political reasons and brought with him around 300 original drawings by the Mexican painter, Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy. The drawings were entrusted to de Candolle in Geneva, who worked on the descriptions of the plants. Before de Candolle could make much progress, Moziño wanted to reclaim the drawings and move on. Not wanting to lose the knowledge to science, de Candolle appealed to the ladies of Geneva to copy them. More...

Carleton Watkins Mammoth Albumen Photographs of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove

Collection Identifier: gra00091
Scope and content: The collection is made up of twenty two mammoth plate albumen photographs consisting of tree portraits and landscape views in Yosemite and Mariposa Valley, California. They were taken during Carleton Watkins’s time spent on the California State Geological Survey, and span the years 1861-1885.Watkins assigned numbers to almost all of his negatives, most likely for inventory in his studio, which Isaiah Taber took over in 1875. Watkins’s work up until about 1874 is known as the “Old...

Carlos Muñoz Pizarro manuscripts

Collection Identifier: gra00063
Scope and Content:

This collection consists of a typed manuscript and a bundle of loose notes.

Carroll Emory Wood papers

Collection Identifier: gra00093
Scope and content:

The collection consists of biographical material, papers related to teaching and administrative functions, correspondence, publishing notes, slides and photographs, drafts and materials related to the Generic Flora of the Southeastern United States, and publishing aids for a series of articles in the Journal of the Arnold Arboretum which included accepted abbreviations for authors and publications in botanical publishing.

Charles Edward Faxon watercolors of ferns

Collection Identifier: gra00003
Scope and Contents:

The collection is comprised of 9 color illustrations; 32 cm. Prepared for but not used in D.C. Eaton's Ferns of North America (1879-1880).

Charles Fay Wheeler Carex papers

Collection Identifier: gra00057
Scope and Content: The Wheeler papers consist primarily of documents pertaining to the genus Carex. There are two parts to the collection: 1) Two folders of papers consisting of notes, lists of Carex collections, and correspondence dated 1897 to 1906, from Liberty Hyde Bailey, Frederick Vernon Coville, William Conklin Cusick, Georg Kükenthal, Samuel B. Parish, and Carl Otto Rosendahl. 2) A card file of Carex species, arranged alphabetically; with a few cards for Cyperus, Eleocharis, Rhynchospora, Scirpus, and...

Charles Herman Tozier glass lantern slides.

Collection Identifier: gra00061
Scope and Content:

The Tozier collection consists of 576 glass lantern slides. The slides are mostly labeled and are primarily color images of living plants. A few slides indicate the locality of the plant. There are also a few black-and-white images, line drawings, and dead plant matter.

Charles Wright papers

Collection Identifier: gra00058
Scope and Content: The Wright papers consist primarily of papers pertaining to collections he made while on the U.S. Commission in Santo Domingo.The North Pacific papers include Wright's journal of the expedition and descriptive notes on plants collected in Madeira, St. Jago, Cape of Good Hope, Sydney, Hong Kong, Loo Choo and Bonin Islands, Japan, Bering Straits, and California. There are also notes on plants collected by Wright in Nicaragua. Notes appear to be plant identification records; some...

Clemenz Heinrich Wehdemann drawings of plants collected at Cape Town

Collection Identifier: gra00074
Scope and Contents: The collection is comprised of 52 original botanical illustrations of plants collected in Cape Town, South Africa in 1817. The artist is Clemenz Heinrich Wehdemann. Includes a letter dated 22 March 1820 from J. May[?], informing Professor [William Dandridge] Peck that plants were being shipped to Boston, Mass.Also contains a "List of seeds and bulbs" collected by Wehdemann, in his own hand. Numbered drawings correspond to this list. Includes 7 drawings not listed in the seed and...

Cyrus Guernsey Pringle Arizona and Sonora, Mexico photographs

Collection Identifier: gra00094
Scope and content: Collection includes 12 mounted landscape photographs by Cyrus G. Pringle taken in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. They feature mostly plant specimens, including cacti, agave, yucca, and pine trees, as well as views of the Santa Rita Mountains. There are some of Pringle and his team, including Frank Stephens, while they were on their 1884 expedition in the Southwest. Two of the photographs have what appear to be exhibition labels and were most likely exhibited at some point. Detailed information...