Thomas Harper Goodspeed: Correspondence Relating to Research on Tobacco, 1926-1950


Thomas Harper Goodspeed: Correspondence Relating to Research on Tobacco, 1926-1950

Primarily copies of letters written by Goodspeed and his associate, Helen-Mar Wheeler, to various botanists, museums, botanical gardens, government agencies; and replies, exchanging information on tobacco, plant specimens, and viable seed. Some comment on response of tobacco to X-rays. Appended to some letters: plant specimens, photographs, lists of queries and specimens sent, with specific information on genetic, morphological and taxonomic characteristics.

Number of containers: 3 boxes; Linear feet: 1.25



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