Schweinitz, Lewis David ˜vonœ 1780-1834

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Lewis David von Schweinitz (1780-1834) was called "the first American mycologist" by William Farlow. He is also known by the names de Schweinitz and Schweinitz. His Synopsis fungorum Carolinae Superioris and Synopsis fungorum in America Borealis are milestones in the history of mycology. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., he was educated by the Moravian Brethren in Germany. Von Schweinitz's career as a secular official of the Moravian Church in the United States provided opportunities for travel and collections ; especially North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia. He also collected in Egypt and Europe. He collaborated with John Torrey, Johannes Baptista von Albertini and Prince Maximillian II of Weid. His herbarium of cryptogamia and flowering plants is located at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.

From the description of Lewis David von Schweinitz papers 1800-1833. (New York Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 653241839

From the description of Lewis David von Schweinitz papers, 1800-1833. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155462453

From the description of Lewis David von Schweinitz papers 1800-1833. (New York Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 43335603

Von Schweinitz studied in Germany and later served as minister in a Moravian settlement in Salem, N.C. In 1821 he returned to his home in Bethlehem, Pa. He concentrated his botanical interests on the study of mycology.

From the description of Index of plants in Lewis von Schweinitz's herbarium, 1821-1835 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 177498987

Lewis David von Schweinitz was a mycologist and biologist.

From the description of Letters and papers, 1816-1833. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165473

From the guide to the Lewis David von Schweinitz letters and papers, 1816-1833, 1816-1833, (American Philosophical Society)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Index of plants in Lewis von Schweinitz's herbarium, 1821-1835 Botany Libraries
referencedIn Darlington, William, 1782-1863. Papers, 1788, [ca. 1800]-1863. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Torrey, John, 1796-1873. Letter to Matthew H. Webster, 1823, Oct. 1. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Lehman, E. A., 1827?-. Letter [1907?] Winston-Salem, N.C., to Dr. Howard A. Kelly, Baltimore, Md. University of Michigan
referencedIn Harvard University. Herbaria. Combined records of the Arnold Arboretum and the Gray Herbarium, 1850- Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
creatorOf Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834. Lewis David von Schweinitz papers, 1800-1833. New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Samuel George Morton Papers, 1819-1850 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834. Index of plants in Lewis von Schweinitz's herbarium, 1821-1835 (inclusive). Harvard University, Gray Herbarium
creatorOf Torrey, John, 1796-1873. John Torrey papers, 1768-1871. New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851. Papers, 1819-1850. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Papers of Stephen Elliot 1808-1828 Gray Herbarium Library
referencedIn Sullivant, William Starling, 1803-1873. Papers of William Starling Sullivant, 1818-1873 (inclusive). Harvard University, Farlow Reference Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834. Lewis David von Schweinitz papers 1800-1833. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834. Letters and papers, 1816-1833. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834. Lewis David von Schweinitz papers 1800-1833. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Torrey, John, 1796-1873. John Torrey papers 1768-1871. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Lewis David von Schweinitz letters and papers, 1816-1833, 1816-1833 American Philosophical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 person
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Baldwin, William, 1779-1819 person
associatedWith Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820 person
associatedWith Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839 person
associatedWith Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899 person
associatedWith Cuvier, Georges, Baron, 1769-1832 person
associatedWith Darlington, William, 1782-1863. person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 person
associatedWith Fitch, John person
associatedWith Genth, F. A., (Frederick Augustus), 1820-1893 person
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. person
associatedWith Harvard University. Herbaria. corporateBody
associatedWith LeConte, John Eatton, 1784-1860. person
associatedWith Lehman, E. A., 1827?- person
associatedWith Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851. person
associatedWith Newcomb, Simon person
associatedWith Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727 person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
associatedWith Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 person
associatedWith Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 person
associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 person
associatedWith Seybert, Adam, 1773-1825 person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stevens, Henry person
associatedWith Sullivant, William Starling, 1803-1873. person
associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 person
associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
associatedWith Torrey, John, 1796-1873. person
associatedWith Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Ohio
United States
Pennsylvania--Nazareth
Ohio
Ohio
Pennsylvania--Nazareth
Pennsylvania--Bethlehem
North Carolina--Salem
North Carolina--Sale
North Carolina--Salem
North America
Pennsylvania--Bethlehem
United States
Pennsylvania--Nazareth
North America
Pennsylvania--Bethlehem
North America
Subject
Fungi--Classification
Botany
Natural history
Fungi
Plants
Mycology--History
Occupation
Function

Person

Birth 1780-02-13

Death 1834-02-08

Americans

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6fn1wgt

Ark ID: w6fn1wgt

SNAC ID: 58877591