Collection of botanists' autographs and biographies, 183-189 (inclusive.

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Gray, Jane Lathrop Loring, 1821-1909. Collection of botanists' autographs and biographies, 183-189 (inclusive.

Collection of botanists' autographs and biographies, 183-189 (inclusive.

Collection initiated by Asa Gray during visits to Europe, beginning in 1839. Gray received many autographed letters from Adrien de Jussieu, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, and other prominent botanists. In 1890 Isabella James donated her collection of autographs and portraits of early American botanists to the Gray Herbarium. The Gray and James collections were incorporated by Jane Loring Gray, and biographical information added.

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