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Conrad Loddiges & Sons orchid watercolors

Collection Identifier: orc00002
Scope and content: The collection consists of 217 small watercolors of orchids from the Loddiges Nursery in London England. The paintings were created from 1844-1856 and feature orchids that were collected between 1804-1847. The scientific name, number, collection date, collection location, and illustration date are on the back of the mat.

Iconographie des orchidées du Brésil : dessings originaux

Collection Identifier: Rare Book Fol. 1 R63
Scope and Contents: One of six unpublished volumes of original paintings of orchids by Rodrigues, 1869-1888. Most illustrations are signed "J. Barbosa Rodrigues, del. d'ap. nat." Illustrations are numbered in pencil and annotated in various hands including A. Cogniaux, F.C. Hoehne, and R.A. Rolfe. The volume is bound in vellum with decorated front and back covers by Livaria J. Leite, Livros Sobre o Brasil, Rio. The other five volumes are held in Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. The paintings were...

Oakes Ames orchid manuscripts

Collection Identifier: orc00001
Scope and Content: The Ames Papers consists of two manuscripts for articles on orchids of the Philippines. Orchidaceae Halconenses is a draft of an article bearing the same title, published in the Philippine Journal of Science in 1907. New Species, New Combinations contains descriptions of plants arranged alphabetically by Latin plant name. It is described as having been prepared for Fascicle V of Orchidaceae (1915), but is quite different from the...