Tuckerman Herbarium, lichens

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This item consists of materials relating to lichens in the herbarium collection of E. Tuckerman. Included is correspondence, lists of lichens collected, and photographs. The correspondence includes a letter by Tuckerman to John Lewis Russell, Amherst, 1856, on Exsiccati he was preparing. Other correspondence includes a letter from Rathbun to Maxon, 1916, enclosing and discussing the original Tuckerman letter. A copy of the original letter and a transcript of the letter are also included. Other correspondence with Maxon, Rathbun, and Mary Wilson, 1915-1916, discuss Tuckerman's collections. A list of Lichens Exsiccati at Beltsville, Maryland and a list of "Lichens cited in Bouly de Lesdain: Lichens du Mexique (1914)". Two photographic images (portraits of two different men) are included.

Date Range

1856, 1914-1916

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Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.


  • Lichens
  • Mycology
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-435

Collection name

Herbarium Files from Ferns and Lichens Collection, Department of Botany

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library