Correspondence, 1823-1848.


Correspondence, 1823-1848.

This collection contains Oakes' correspondence with leading natural scientists of the day. Principal correspondents include John Carey (1797-1880), Asa Gray (1810-1888), Thaddeus William Harris (1795-1856), John Torrey (1796-1873), and Edward Tuckerman (1817-1886). The correspondence relates chiefly to the collection and identification of botanical specimens in North America, especially New England.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6957698

Gadsden Public Library

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Torrey, John, 1796-1873 (person)

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Harris, Thaddeus William, 1795-1856 (person)

Harris (Harvard, A.B. 1815; M.D. 1820) served as Librarian of Harvard, 1831-1856 and also lectured on natural history at Harvard, 1837-1842. He published about 100 articles on insects and insect-related diseases, compiled indexes to major works on entomology, and also wrote on squashes and pumpkins for the New England farmer. From the description of Papes of Thaddeus William Harris, 1818?-1852 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 40961354 ...

Carey, John, 1797-1880. (person)

Tuckerman, Edward, 1817-1886 (person)

Edward Tuckerman was a botanist who specialized in lichen of North America. Smithsonian Institution Archives Field Book Project: Person : Description : rid_622_pid_EACP619 Tuckerman, eldest son of Edward Tuckerman, a Boston merchant, and Sophia (May) Tuckerman, was born in Boston in 1817. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Union College in 1837 and 1844 respectively and his L.L.B. and A.B. from Harvard University in 1839 and 1847 respectively. Tuckerman married Sarah Eliza S...

Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 (person)

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...

Oakes, William, 1799-1848 (person)

Oakes (Harvard, B.A. 1820) practiced law in Ipswich, Mass. Later he described the flora of the White Mountains for a geological survey report on New Hampshire. From the description of Letters to James Watson Robbins, 1827-1847 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 40961364 William Oakes (1799-1848), botanist, of Ipswich, Mass., was born in Danvers, Mass., on 1 July 1799. He graduated from Harvard in 1820 and studied law with Leverett Saltonstall (1783-1845),...