Bessey, Charles E. (Charles Edwin), 1845-1915

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Botanist and educator.

From the description of Papers of Charles E. Bessey, 1865-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071841

Epithet: American botanist

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Botany professor. Dr. Charles Bessey was the first Professor of Botany at Iowa State University, beginning in 1870. He guided the Dept. during its formative years and established the first undergraduate botanical laboratory in the U.S., in which he introduced a compound microscope and other important apparatus. In 1882 he was elected Vice-President of the College and served as acting President in 1882. In 1884 he left Iowa State to become Dean and Head of the Dept. of Botany at the University of Nebraska.

From the description of Papers, 1870-1985. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 36304344

Botanist, professor, and university administrator; chair of the Dept. of Botany (1884-1915), dean of the Industrial College (1884-1888 and 1895-1909), and acting chancellor (1888-1891 and 1899-1900) at the University of Nebraska; chair of the Dept. of Botany and Horticulture at Iowa Agricultural College, Ames (1870-1884); president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910-1911)

From the description of Papers, 1865-1915. (University of Nebraska - Lincoln). WorldCat record id: 31914910

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referencedIn Asa Gray papers, 1838-1887, 1838-1887 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Joseph Henry Letters, 1863-1877 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Peck, Charles H. (Charles Horton), 1833-1917. Letter to Charles Edwin Bessey. Albany, NY. 1913 Apr. 24. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Peck, Charles H. (Charles Horton), 1833-1917. Letter to [Charles Edwin Bessey]. Albany, NY. 1881 Feb. 23. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn University of Nebraska--Lincoln. College of Arts and Sciences. College of Arts and Sciences records, 1865-2000. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
creatorOf Bessey, Charles E. (Charles Edwin), 1845-1915. Papers, 1870-1985. Iowa State University, Parks Library
creatorOf Wynn, William Hillis. Letters to Charles Edwin Bessey. Ames, IA., 1898-1900. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Avebury, John Lubbock, 1st Baron, 1834-1913. Avebury Papers. B. Correspondence relating to Lord Avebury's collections and publications; 1866-1911, n.d. Vol. XLIV A (ff. 219). 1. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings, 1892; 1892-1904, n.d. 2. On Buds and Stipules, 1899; 1899, n.d. 3. Notes on the Life History of British Flowering Plants, 1905; 1905-1906, n.d. British Library
referencedIn Records of the Botanical Seminar (Sem. Bot.) 1886-1936 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
creatorOf Beattie, R. Kent (Rolla Kent), b. 1875. Papers, 1890-1956. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Bessey, Charles E. (Charles Edwin), 1845-1915. Charles Edwin Bessey papers, 1865-1915 [microform] / microfilmed by the University of Nebraska Archives under the supervision of Joseph G. Svoboda, editor-archivist and sponsored by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Lloyd, C. G. (Curtis Gates), 1859-1927. Papers. Lloyd Library & Museum, Lloyd Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Bessey, Charles E. (Charles Edwin), 1845-1915. Papers, 1865-1915. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
referencedIn Macbride, Thomas H. (Thomas Huston), 1848-1934. Papers, 1845-1954. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn James McKeen Cattell Papers, 1835-1948, (bulk 1896-1948) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Raymond J. Pool, Papers, 1900-1967 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
referencedIn Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937. Papers of William Temple Hornaday, 1866-1975 (bulk 1906-1936). Library of Congress
creatorOf Ward, Lester Frank, 1841-1913. Correspondence, 1865-1913, "Abbe" to "Bigler". Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn William T. Hornaday Papers, 1866-1975, (bulk 1906-1936) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Beattie, R. Kent (Rolla Kent), 1875-1960. Papers, 1899-1956 Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
referencedIn Edith S. and Frederic E. Clements papers, 1876-1969 Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Macbride, Thomas H. (Thomas Huston), 1848-1934. Papers of Thomas H. Macbride, 1845-1954. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Bell, William Abraham. Letter, 1895 July 8, Colorado Springs [to] G.B. Turnbull, Colorado Springs. Colorado College, Tutt Library
referencedIn Gray, Asa, 1810-1888. Papers, 1838-1887. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Parry, C. C. (Charles Christopher), 1823-1890. Letters to Charles Edwin Bessey. Davenport, IA. 1872-1889. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Pool, Raymond J. (Raymond John), 1882-1967. Papers, 1900-1967. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
referencedIn Pammel, L. H. (Louis Hermann), 1862-1931. Papers, 1882-1931. Iowa State University, Parks Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1865-1891 Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Bessey, Charles E. (Charles Edwin). Papers of Charles E. Bessey, 1865-1915. Library of Congress
referencedIn Syracuse University Library, Spec. Coll. Res. Ctr., Ms. Coll. Joseph Henry Letters.
referencedIn Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944. James McKeen Cattell papers, 1835-1948 (bulk 1896-1948). Library of Congress
creatorOf Clements, Frederic E. (Frederic Edward), 1874-1945. Frederic E and Edith Clements Papers, 1893-1967. Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Putnam, J. Duncan. Letter to C[harles] E[dwin] Bessey. Davenport, IA. 1880 Feb. 9. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927. Records of the Director Charles Sprague Sargent, 1893-1927 (inclusive). Harvard University, Arnold Arboretum, Horticultural Library, Jamacia Plain
referencedIn Bruner, Lawrence. Papers, 1871-1937. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921 Houghton Library
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correspondedWith Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944. person
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associatedWith Pammel, L. H. (Louis Hermann), 1862-1931. person
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correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
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Birth 1845-05-01

Death 1915-02-25

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