Correspondence, 1832-1873.


Correspondence, 1832-1873.

This collection consists primarily of incoming correspondence from Tuckerman's colleagues in natural history, many of them leading natural scientists of the day. The letters relate chiefly to the exchange of botanical specimens, their identification, and the publication of botanical papers and catalogs. Correspondents include Asa Gray (1810-1888), Thaddeus William Harris (1795-1856), Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875), W. F. Macrae ( - ), William Oakes (1799-1848), Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864), Henry Parker Sartwell (1792-1867), and John Torrey (1796-1873). Henry William Ravenel (1814-1887) wrote Tuckerman from South Carolina. In addition to scientific exchanges, he analyzed the political and cultural situation in the South following the Civil War (see his letter of 20 March 1866). Tuckerman also corresponded with several Europeans.

10 v. ; octavo.


SNAC Resource ID: 6957820

Gadsden Public Library

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