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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Drawings for the United States Naval Expedition to Japan and United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of 64 black and white drawings created by Isaac Sprague depicting new species of Japanese plants. Asa Gray hired Sprague to create the drawings with the intention of publishing them; however, they were never published. Most of the drawings measure 28 x 37 cm with the exception of two drawings that measure 38 x 55 cm.Asa Gray identified 29 of the drawings by scientific name in pencil on the front. He also wrote “paid” in pencil on the reverse of some plates....
Overview: The Richard P. Strong papers consist of records reflecting the scientific work and career of Richard Pearson Strong. Strong was an expert in tropical medicine and worked in the United States, the Philippines, South America, and Africa.