Administrative correspondence of the Gray Herbarium, 179?-1965 (inclusive), 1840-1955 (bulk) [microform].

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Harvard University. Gray Herbarium. Administrative correspondence of the Gray Herbarium, 179?-1965 (inclusive), 1840-1955 (bulk) [microform].

Administrative correspondence of the Gray Herbarium, 179?-1965 (inclusive), 1840-1955 (bulk) [microform].

Includes two series of correspondence of the Gray Herbarium. The first series, ca. 1790-1900, includes the personal correspondence of Asa Gray and Sereno Watson, official correspondence of other Herbarium staff, and a small amount of correspondence of noted botanists who were not affiliated with Harvard. Gray correspondence contains letters from several of the most distinguished European and American scientists of the 19th century, including George Bentham, Charles Darwin, Joseph Henry, Joseph Dalton Hooker, William Jackson Hooker, and John Torrey. Letters include important biographical information and also document the early history of botany in the United States. The Darwin correspondence contains a letter to Gray establishing Darwin's precedence in developing a theory of natural selection. The second series comprises official correspondence, ca. 1890-1955, of the Herbarium and is primarily of Benjamin Lincoln Robinson. Correspondents include amateur and professional botanists, collectors, prospective students, and other Harvard offices and committees. Topics include discussion about botanical nomenclature, identification of specimens, biopolitics, and routine office matters.

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Lyman, Theodore, 1833-1897

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Lyman (1833-1897) earned his Harvard AB 1855. His positions at Harvard included: Treasurer of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) (1865-1872; 1874-1876), Overseer (1868-1880; 1881-1888), Assistant at the MCZ (1863-1877), member of the faculty at the MCZ (1874-1887). From the description of Papers of Theodore Lyman, 1897-ca. 1909. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972826 ...

Gray, Asa, 1810-1888

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Botanist, ardent supporter of Charles Darwin, first professor appointed to the faculty of the University of Michigan, and Professor of Botany at Harvard University. From the description of Asa Gray collection, 1871-1885. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68802268 Asa Gray is an American botanist. He was made Professor of Natural History at Harvard University in 1842 and held that position until 1873. He was the author of several works including Manual of the bota...

Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910

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Alexander Agassiz(1835-1910), marine biologist, oceanographer, and industrial entrepreneur, was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the son of Louis Agassiz. In 1860 Agassiz began a lifetime occupation of administering the business affairs of the Harvard museum, a task made difficult by his father's penchant for excessive collecting and expenditures. After Louis's death in 1873, Agassiz succeeded to the directorship of the Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology and completed the physical...

Ward, N.B (Nathaniel Bagshaw), 1791-1868

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Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde), 1858-1954.

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Liberty Hyde Bailey was instrumental in separating Horticulture from Botany and establishing it as a distinct scientific pursuit. Born on a farm in Michigan in 1858, Liberty Hyde Bailey graduated from the Michigan Agricultural College with a degree in botany. After working with the renowned botanist Asa Gray at Harvard, he returned to Michigan to teach horticulture and landscape gardening. In 1888, he came to Cornell to build a new curriculum in practical and experimental horticulture. In 1904, ...

Greene, Edward Lee, 1843-1915

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Professor of Botany at the University of California, Berkeley. From the description of Letters, 1891-1895, to Samuel Bonsall Parish. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122289356 Episcopal cleryman, convert to Catholicism, and botanist who taught at the University of California (Berkeley) and the Catholic University of America (1885-1904) and served as an associate in botany at the Smithsonian Institution (1904-1909); LL.D., University of Notre Dame (1895). From the d...

Thiselton-Dyer, William T. (William Turner), 1843-1928

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William T. Thiselton-Dyer was a botanist, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1905. From the description of Correspondence, 1899-1928. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298242 ...

Sullivant, William Starling, 1803-1873

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American bryologist. Attended Yale College from 1819 to 1823, then returned to his home in Franklinton, Ohio to manage family farm. Developed an interest in botany in the 1830s and subsequently collaborated with Leo Lesquereux in the field of bryology. For further information see: Noble Fellow by Andrew Denny Rodgers (N.Y., G. P. Putnam, 1940). From the description of Papers of William Starling Sullivant, 1818-1873 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 177498399 ...

Muir, John, 1838-1914

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American author and naturalist. From the description of Papers of John Muir [manuscript], 1885-1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833450 From the description of Letter to Dewitt Miller, 1895 February 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64433074 Naturalist, author, conservationist, John Muir is considered a precursor of the environmentalist movement. Through his numerous books and articles, which emphasize the importance of wildernes...

Buckley, S. B. 1809-1884.

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Steetz, Joachim, 1804-1862

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Mueller, Ferdinand ˜vonœ 1825-1896

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Botanist and explorer, Director of the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne from 1857 to 1873 and Government Botanist from 1857 till his death in 1896. From the description of Letter of Ferdinand Von Mueller [manuscript]. 1894. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225758314 Botanist. Came to Australia in 1847. Appointed botanist to the North West Australian expedition under A.C. Gregory in 1855, travelling 5000 miles in sixteen months and observing 2000 species of plants. Re...

Cosson, E. 1819-1889.

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Boissier, Edmond, 1810-1885

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Kükenthal, Georg 1864-1955

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Harvard University. Gray Herbarium

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The Gray Herbarium originated with the gift of Asa Gray's herbarium and library to Harvard in 1864. Early curators and directors were Sereno Watson (1874-1892); Benjamin Lincoln Robinson (1892-1935); and Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1935-1947). From the description of Administrative correspondence of the Gray Herbarium, 179?-1965 (inclusive), 1840-1955 (bulk) [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 177500161 The Gray Herbarium originated with the gift of Asa Gray's herbarium ...

Hallowell, Susan Marie, 1835-1911.

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Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865

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William Jackson Hooker was the premier English botanist of his time. His early interest in natural history was refined to botany by the fortuitous discovery of a rare moss. His education included travels through Europe, after which he became regius professor of botany at Glasgow. He published extensively, and founded and edited several journals; his main interests were ferns, mosses, and fungi, and he was a pioneer of economic botany. He was appointed first director of Kew Gardens, which became ...

Oliver, Daniel, 1830-1916

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Eichler, August Wilhelm, 1839-1887

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Epithet: botanist; of Berlin British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000817.0x00032c ...

Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903

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Landscape architect. From the description of Frederick Law Olmsted papers, 1777-1952 (bulk 1838-1903). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979908 American landscape designer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Charles A. Dana, 1876 July 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872066 Landscape architect. Related material in Biography and Genealogy Files under 'F.L. Olmsted.' From the description ...

Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864

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Benjamin Silliman was a chemist and naturalist, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1805. From the description of Correspondence, 1808-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466220 Physician and chemist of New Haven, Connecticut. From the description of Note, 1853, Sept. 28 : New Haven, Connecticut, to Isaac Waldron. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35359361 Educator and scientist. From the description of Papers of...

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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Swiss American zoologist and geologist and Harvard University professor. From the description of Louis Agassiz letters, 1854-1858. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 154689919 Agassiz was born in Switzerland; taught at Neuchâtel from 1832 to 1845; and in 1846 moved to the United States to teach natural history at Harvard. Agassiz and his wife, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, spent 19 months in Brazil (1865-1866) to collect zoological specimens for the Har...

Robinson, Benjamin Lincoln, 1864-1935

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Robinson (Harvard, A.B. 1887; Strassborg, Ph.D. 1889) became assistant to Sereno Watson at Gray Herbarium at Harvard, 1890-1892 and Curator after Watson's death in 1892. His published works include a revised edition of Asa Gray's Manual (1908), Flora of the Galapagos Islands (1902) and contributions to Gray's Synoptical Flora of North America (1895, 1897). From the description of Papers of Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, 1887-1934 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 177499102 ...

Bebb, Michael Schuck, 1833-1895.

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Canby, William Marriott, 1831-1904.

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Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864

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Geologist and college president, of Amherst, Mass. From the description of Edward Hitchcock letter, 1854 Jan. 5. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71129604 American geologist; president of Amherst College. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Amherst, to an unidentified recipient, 1850 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269606027 Edward Hitchcock was an eminent 19th-century scientist, minister and educator; pri...

Harvard University

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The Committee on the Choice of Electives recommended in 1910 that in order to guarantee students' reading knowledge of French or German, every student must pass a special oral examination in either one of the two languages before admission to the junior class. The rule was revised in 1920. From the description of Oral examination papers in French and German, 1912-1913. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228513467 During World War II, Harvard University trained militar...

Bussey Institution

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Bussey Institution was established by Harvard in 1869 as a school of agriculture and horticulture on land donated by Benjamin Bussey. Institute building and greenhouses were designed by Peabody & Stearns; construction began in 1871. Abolished as a school in 1931, Bussey became a center for research in genetics. After the land of the Institution was turned over to the Commonwealth of Mass., the Bussey Professorship of Biology was established. From the description of Drawings, 1925...