Records, 1890-1907.


Scientific Alliance of New York. Records, 1890-1907.

Records, 1890-1907.

Records include correspondence and subject files of Nathaniel Lord Britton, Secretary of the Scientific Alliance of New York. Subjects include organization of the Alliance, abortive plans for a headquarters building, and grants to local scientists. Individuals and organizations prominently represented include the American Chemical Society, Alliance Treasurer and New York Botanical Garden Board member Charles Finney Cox, J.F. Kemp, Esther Hermann, Ida M. Ogilvie, the Tilden Trust, Lucien Underwood, and A.C. Weeks. Also included are appeals for donations to the John Strong Newberry Fund for Original Scientific Research, 1893.

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Britton, Nathaniel Lord, 1859-1934 (person)

Nathaniel Britton worked on plant varieties from Central and South America. Smithsonian Institution Archives Field Book Project: Person : Description : rid_170_pid_EACP167 Nathaniel Lord Britton (1857-1934) was a leading founder and first Director of the New York Botanical Garden. He was born at New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y. He received his Ph.D. in Geology from Columbia College in 1881 where he studied with John Strong Newberry. In 1886 he was named Professor of Geology and...

Cox, Charles F. (Charles Finney), 1846-1912 (person)

Charles Finney Cox (1846-1912) was one of the incorporators of the New York Botanical Garden as named in its 1891 charter granted by the New York State Legislature. An active advocate for the establishment of the Garden, he was appointed a member of the Board of Managers and served as Treasurer from 1899 until his death in 1912. From the description of Charles Finney Cox papers 1772-1910. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155462829 From the descripti...

Weeks, A. C. (person)

Scientific Alliance of New York (corporateBody)

The Scientific Alliance of New York was an organization of New York scientific societies founded in 1892 which merged with the New York Academy of Sciences in 1907. From the description of Records, 1890-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155462202 ...

Underwood, Lucien Marcus, 1853-1907 (person)

Lucien Marcus Underwood (1853-1907) was a botanist specializing in pteridophyta. He succeeded Nathaniel Lord Britton as Professor of Botany of Columbia University and participated in New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) field expeditions to Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica and the Rocky Mountains. He was elected to the NYBG Board of Scientific Directors and was named Chairman in 1901. He was born in New Woodstock, N.Y. attended Cazenovia Seminary, Syracuse University and Harvard University. Underwood was ...

Tilden Trust. (corporateBody)

Hermann, Esther (person)

John Strong Newberry Fund for Original Scientific Research. (corporateBody)

American chemical society (corporateBody)

Ogilvie, Ida M. (person)

Kemp, J. F. (John Frederick) (person)