Francis Marion Ownbey Papers 1934-1974


Francis Marion Ownbey Papers 1934-1974

18 ft. Summary Correspondence, research notes and drafts relative to taxonomic and genetic research, especially of the genera Allium, Calochortus and Tragopogon. A large portion of the papers are concerned with Ownbey's observations of the genetic behavior of the species of Tragopogon, and his discovery of the apparent evolution of new species under natural conditions through the mechanism of chromosomal doubling. Significant correspondents include: Edgar Anderson, Lincoln Constance, Arthur Cronquist, Charles Heisen, C. Leo Hitchcock, Phillip Munz, Gerald Ownbey, and G. Ledyard Stebbins, Jr.

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Cronquist, Arthur (person)

Hitchcock, C. Leo (Charles Leo), 1902-1986 (person)

Munz, Philip A. (Philip Alexander), 1892-1974 (person)

Heiser, Charles B. (Charles Bixler), 1920- (person)

Ownbey, Gerald B., 1916- (person)

Gerald Bruce Ownbey was born on October 10, 1916 in Kirksville, Missouri. He earned his B.A. in 1939 and M.A. in 1940 from the University of Wyoming; his Ph.D. was awarded in 1947 from Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri). Dr. Ownbey joined the faculty in the University of Minnesota's department of botany in 1947; he was promoted to full professor in 1956 and served as chair of the department (1960-1962). In 1947 he was named as curator of the herbarium and he held this position until he ...

Ownbey, Francis Marion, 1910- (person)

Botanist and geneticist, Washington State University. From the description of Papers, 1935-1974. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29852968 A native of Missouri, Marion Ownbey was one of three twentieth century Ownbeys associated with plant taxonomy, the others being his brother Gerald Ownbey and his wife Ruth Peck Ownbey. His botanical education began at the University of Wyoming and its Rocky Mountain Herbarium and continued at Washington Univ...

Constance, Lincoln, 1909-2001 (person)

Anderson, Edgar, 1897-1969 (person)

The third director of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Plant geneticist and professor of botany at Washington University. From the description of Edgar Shannon Anderson papers, 1898-1972. (Missouri Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 61772589 ...