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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 220

United States National Museum. Division of Plants

Correspondence, 1870-1893

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum. Division of Plants
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1870-1893
Quantity: 11 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (25 microfilm reels)
Collection: Record Unit 220
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Most of these records are the official files of George Vasey as Botanist of the United States Department of Agriculture and Curator of the United States National Herbarium from 1872 to 1893. They include incoming and occasional outgoing correspondence, mostly to Vasey, but sometimes to Jeremiah M. Rusk, Secretary of Agriculture; Edwin Willits, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture; Frederick Watts and George B. Loring, Commissioners of the Department of Agriculture; and C. A. Cammon, Assistant Commissioner of the Department. All correspondence was referred to Vasey for response; and he either answered it himself or referred it to one of the Assistant Botanists, Joseph Nelson Rose, Frederick Vernon Coville, or Lyster Hoxie Dewey. Correspondents include leading United States and foreign botanists; colleagues; directors and curators of United States and foreign herbaria; custodians of botanical nurseries; naturalists; plant collectors; dealers in patent medicines; feed companies; seed growers; ranchers; farmers; geological surveys of the United States and Canada; Department of Agriculture staff members and administrative officers; Smithsonian Institution administrators; newspaper publishers and editors; scientific societies; the United States Experimental Grass and Forage Station at Garden City, Kansas; and in particular, botanists from the agricultural and mining colleges and their agricultural experiment stations.

This record unit contains requests for botanical specimens and seeds; determination, identification, and description of plants, grasses, and seeds, requests for plants to protect embankments; purchase of specimens; transfer of specimens to the National Herbarium; exchange of plant collections; lists of specimens in herbaria; information on plant collection methods; collecting in the field; botanical experiments; publishing taxonomies and other articles on botanical collections; requests for Department of Agriculture publications on American grasses; requests for Smithsonian publications; requests by Vasey for botanical publications; Smithsonian requests for material regarding the National Herbarium for its Annual Report; requests for jobs with the Department of Agriculture; staff salary increases and transfers of staff members; activities of colleagues and their collections; personal matters; and drafts of manuscripts.

Also included are outgoing letterpress correspondence from Vasey, administrative officers of the Department of Agriculture, and Assistant Botanists regarding the above subjects.

Historical Note

The foundations of the present Department of Botany of the National Museum of Natural History are the extensive collections of plants gathered by the government exploring expeditions of the 1800s and those assembled by the United States Department of Agriculture in connection with its investigations. The Smithsonian had original control of the specimens collected by the expeditions, and these were forwarded to John Torrey at Columbia College in New York, who had offered to house and prepare the collection without remuneration. When Torrey returned the specimens in 1868, lack of facilities and manpower led Joseph Henry to arrange for the Department of Agriculture to act as repository for the collection. There it was merged with the existing collection of the Department. Charles Christopher Parry was named botanist of the Department of Agriculture in 1868 to care for the collection and served until 1871. George Vasey was appointed botanist and curator of the National Herbarium in 1872.

Lester Frank Ward, who had been appointed honorary curator of fossil plants in the United States National Museum in 1881, put together another collection of plants for comparison with his fossil specimens. This collection grew to the point where Ward was also named honorary curator of the Department of Recent Plants in 1885. In 1889, Vasey was given charge of the collection and appointed honorary curator of the Department of Botany. He retained this title until his death in 1893.

In 1894, arrangements were made by Frederick Vernon Coville, Vasey's successor, to have the collections housed at the Department of Agriculture moved to the museum. There they were merged with Ward's collection, although transfer of appropriations and personnel did not occur until 1896. Since that time, administration of the United States National Herbarium has come from the United States National Museum's Division of Plants and its successors.

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Descriptive Entry

Most of these records are the official files of George Vasey as botanist of the United States Department of Agriculture and curator of the United States National Herbarium from 1872 to 1893. They include incoming and occasional outgoing correspondence, mostly to Vasey, but sometimes to Jeremiah M. Rusk, secretary of Agriculture; Edwin Willits, assistant secretary of Agriculture; Frederick Watts and George B. Loring, commissioners of the Department of Agriculture; and C. A. Cammon, assistant commissioner of the Department. All correspondence was referred to Vasey for response; and he either answered it himself or referred it to one of the assistant botanists, Joseph Nelson Rose, Frederick Vernon Coville, or Lyster Hoxie Dewey. Correspondents include leading United States and foreign botanists; colleagues; directors and curators of United States and foreign herbaria; custodians of botanical nurseries; naturalists; plant collectors; dealers in patent medicines; feed companies; seed growers; ranchers; farmers; geological surveys of the United States and Canada; Department of Agriculture staff members and administrative officers; Smithsonian Institution administrators; newspaper publishers and editors; scientific societies; the United States Experimental Grass and Forage Station at Garden City, Kansas; and in particular, botanists from the agricultural and mining colleges and their agricultural experiment stations.

Records concern requests for botanical specimens and seeds; determination, identification, and description of plants, grasses, and seeds; requests for plants to protect embankments; purchase of specimens; transfer of specimens to the National Herbarium; exchange of plant collections; lists of specimens in herbaria; information on plant collection methods; collecting in the field; botanical experiments; publishing taxonomies and other articles on botanical collections; requests for Department of Agriculture publications on American grasses; requests for Smithsonian publications; requests by Vasey for botanical publications; Smithsonian requests for material regarding the National Herbarium for its annual report; requests for jobs with the Department of Agriculture; staff salary increases and transfers of staff members; activities of colleagues and their collections; personal matters; and drafts of manuscripts.

Also included are outgoing letterpress correspondence from Vasey, administrative officers of the Department of Agriculture, and assistant botanists regarding the above subjects.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 220, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Correspondence

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Container List

Series 1

INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1870-1893. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY.

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Folder 1 Ab - An

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Folder 2 Abell, A. S. and Company

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Folder 3 Allen, John A.

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Folder 4 Allen, Timothy Field, 1881-1892

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Folder 5 Allen, William T., 1885-1891

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Folder 6 Alwood, William B., 1886-1892

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Folder 7 Alworth, Albert E., 1889-1892

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Folder 8 Anderson, C. L.

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Folder 9 Anderson, F. W.

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Folder 10 Anislie, George, 1873-1876

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Folder 11 Ao - Ay. Includes correspondence from Wilbur Olin Atwater and under Coe Finch Austin, a Joseph Henry letter, January 6, 1876, regarding transmission of Austin's collections "Musci Appalachian: or specimens of mosses collected mostly in the eastern part of North America."

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Folder 12 Armstrong, C. W., 1891-1892

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Folder 13 Arthur, Joseph Charles, 1886-1893. Contains a letter, June 1, 1892, concerning botanists in the Washington, D.C., area, and his views regarding the consideration of an international congress to discuss the problems and progress of botany.

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Folder 14 Atkins, George T.

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Folder 15 Atkinson, George Francis, 1888-1891

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Folder 16 Autran, Eugene, 1889-1892

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Folder 17 Averill, Horace, 1874-1878

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Folder 18 Ba

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Folder 19 Babcock, Henry H.

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Folder 20 Bailey, Liberty Hyde, 1885-1893

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Folder 21 Bailey, Prentice

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Folder 22 Bailey, William Whitman

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Folder 23 Bain, S. M.

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Folder 24 Baird, Spencer F., 1873-1886. Correspondence regarding identification and examination of specimens, exchange of plants with foreign herbariums, and a question on plants to use for the protection of embankments.

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Folder 25 Barloue, J. G.

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Folder 26 Barnes, Charles Reid, 1886-1893

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Folder 27 Bartholomew, Elam

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Folder 28 Batalin, A.

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Box 2

Folder 1 Bates, George L.

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Folder 2 Bates, J. M.

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Folder 3 Battle, Herbert Bemerton, 1888-1892. Includes reports of grass experiments in 1891 in cooperation with the USDA by F. E. Emery and Gerald McCarthy.

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Folder 4 Be

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Folder 5 Beal, William James, 1883-1893

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Folder 6 Beardslee, Henry C.

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Folder 7 Bebb, Michael Schuck, 1874-1892

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Folder 8 Bell, R. M.

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Folder 9 Benedict, G. H., 1887-1889. Correspondence regarding proofs and plates for publications published at the Government Printing Office.

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Folder 10 Bentley, H. L.

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Folder 11 Bessey, Charles Edwin, 1881-1893. Includes correspondence on explorations and collections of Per Axel Rydberg in the Black Hills.

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Folder 12 Bi - Bo

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Folder 13 Bishop, James N.

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Folder 14 Blanchard, J. A. (Mrs.)

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Folder 15 Blankinship, Joseph W.

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Folder 16 Bloomfield, Ira J.

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Folder 17 Bodin, J. E.

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Folder 18 Bolander, Henry Nichols, 1886-1892

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Folder 19 Boott, William

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Folder 20 Boyd, J. H. H.

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Folder 21 Boynton, Frank E.

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Folder 22 Br- Bz

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Folder 23 Brandegee, Katherine

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Box 3

Folder 1 Brandegee, S. (possibly Townshend Stilh)

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Folder 2 Bray, Maria H.

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Folder 3 Brendel, Frederick

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Folder 4 Bretton, Henry B.

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Folder 5 Brewer, William H., 1872-1885

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Folder 6 Britton, Elizabeth Gertrude, 1889-1893

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Folder 7 Britton, Nathaniel Lord, 1883-1893

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Folder 8 Brodnax, Ben H.

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Folder 9 Brooks, H. C., 1889-1892

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Folder 10 Brown, Addison, 1879-1883

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Folder 11 Brunk, Thomas L.

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Folder 12 Buffum, Burt C.

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Folder 13 Burdick, W. J.

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Folder 14 Burgess, Thomas J. W.

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Folder 15 Burrill, Thomas Jonathan, 1877-1890

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Folder 16 Bush, A. E. (Mrs.)

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Folder 17 Bush, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1893

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Folder 18 Byars, James

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Folder 19 Ca - Cl

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Folder 20 Campbell, E. V.

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Folder 21 Canby, William M., 1870-1892

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Folder 22 Carleton, Mark A., 1888-1893

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Folder 23 Carman, E. S.

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Folder 24 Carpenter, Dana S.

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Folder 25 Cassidy, James

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Folder 26 Cathcart, Wallace H.

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Folder 27 Chapman, Alvin Wentworth, 1874-1892

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Folder 28 Cheney, L. S.

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Box 4

Folder 1 Chester, Frederick D., 1891-1892

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Folder 2 Clotten, Francis E., 1890-1891. Includes information on the British Colonial Government cultivations and European and Canadian collecting.

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Folder 3 Co - Cu

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Folder 4 Cochrane, H. A.

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Folder 5 Cockerell, Theodore D. A., 1888-1892

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Folder 6 Colcord, J. W.

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Folder 7 Coleman, N.

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Folder 8 Collier, Peter

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Folder 9 Collins, J. Franklin

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Folder 10 Colson, J. M.

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Folder 11 Commons, Albert

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Folder 12 Conant, Woodbury P.

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Folder 13 Cook, Orator Fuller, 1891

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Folder 14 Cooley, Grace E.

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Folder 15 Copineau, Charles (in French)

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Folder 16 Coulson, John

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Folder 17 Coulter, John Merle, 1875-1893

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Folder 18 Coville, Frederick Vernon, 1887-1892. Includes personal feelings and his official treatment during his expedition to Death Valley; also Clinton Hart Merriam's replies to his actions; and journal type material in his correspondence regarding the Death Valley expedition.

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Folder 19 Craig, Moses

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Folder 20 Crandall, Charles S., 1890-1893

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Folder 21 Crawford, E. W.

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Folder 22 Crevecoeur, F. F.

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Folder 23 Crozier, A. A., 1888-1889

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Folder 24 Culbertson, Glenn

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Folder 25 Cummings, Clara Eaton

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Folder 26 Curran, Mary K.

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Folder 27 Curtis, George W., 1883-1892

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Folder 28 Curtiss, Allen Hiram, 1872-1893

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Folder 29 Cusick, William C.

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Box 5

Folder 1 D

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Folder 2 Dabney, Charles William, Jr.

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Folder 3 Dame, C. W.

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Folder 4 Davenport, George E.

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Folder 5 Davy, J. Burtt

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Folder 6 Deane, Walter

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Folder 7 Demetris, C. H.

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Folder 8 DePass, James P.

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Folder 9 Derry, C. W.

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Folder 10 Devol, Charles

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Folder 11 Dewart, F. W.

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Folder 12 Dewey, Lyster Hoxie, 1892

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Folder 13 Dickinson, Albert Seed Company

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Folder 14 Dodge, Charles K.

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Folder 15 Dodge, Charles Richard

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Folder 16 Dudley, William Russell, 1886-1892

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Folder 17 Duffey, James C.

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Folder 18 Dufur, Andrew J.

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Folder 19 Duges, M.

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Folder 20 Duncan, John

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Folder 21 Duthie, J. F.

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Folder 22 E

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Folder 23 Eastwood, Alice, 1889-1890

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Folder 24 Eaton, Daniel Cady, 1870-1893

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Folder 25 Eckfeldt, John W.

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Folder 26 Egeling, B. F. G.

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Folder 27 Egeling, Gustavus

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Folder 28 Eggert, Henry, 1886-1893

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Folder 29 Eley, Charles N.

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Folder 30 Elliott, Richard S.

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Folder 31 Emersley, John D., 1889-1892

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Folder 32 Engelmann, George J., 1872-1883

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Folder 33 Eskridge, B. B.

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Folder 34 Evans, Walter H., 1890-1892

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Folder 35 F

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Folder 36 Farlow, William Gilson

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Folder 37 Farwell, Oliver A.

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Folder 38 Faxon, Edwin

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Folder 39 Fernald, Merritt Lyndon, 1890-1893

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Folder 40 Fisk, D. M.

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Box 6

Folder 1 Fletcher, James, 1880-1892

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Folder 2 Forbes, Stephen Alfred, 1872-1880

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Folder 3 Foster, Luther, 1887, 1892-1893

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Folder 4 Franchesi, Emanuele Francesco, 1892-1893

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Folder 5 Frear, William

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Folder 6 French, George Hazen, 1874-1892

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Folder 7 Funston, Frederick, 1891-1893. Includes correspondence concerning Funston's collecting activities in the Yakutat Bay area of Alaska, April 11 - October 13, 1892.

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Folder 8 G

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Folder 9 Garber, A. P.

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Folder 10 Gardner, J.

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Folder 11 Garman, H.

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Folder 12 Gattinger, August

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Folder 13 Geare, Randolph Iltyd, 1890-1891

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Folder 14 George, T. C.

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Folder 15 Georgeson, C. C.

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Folder 16 Gerard, W. R.

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Folder 17 Gibbes, Lewis R.

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Folder 18 Gibbs, Norman

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Folder 19 Gillman, Henry

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Folder 20 Goff, Emmett Stull

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Folder 21 Gold, T. S.

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Folder 22 Goode, George Brown, 1875-1892. Correspondence regarding the transfer of specimens to the National Herbarium as gifts; examination and report of specimens; request for Annual Report material on the Herbarium.

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Folder 23 Grant, J. M.

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Folder 24 Gray, Asa, 1872-1887. Correspondence concerning the John Torrey material transferred to the USDA.

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Folder 25 Greely, Adolphus Washington, 1885-1890. Correspondence concerning the loan of meteorological instruments to agricultural experiment stations by the War Department, Signal Office.

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Folder 26 Green, H. A.

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Folder 27 Greene, Edward L., 1880-1892

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Folder 28 Griffith, J. H.

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Folder 29 Guerrier, G. P.

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Folder 30 Gulley, Frank A., 1889-1893

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Box 7

Folder 1 Ha - Hen

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Folder 2 Hackel, Eduard, 1882-1891

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Folder 3 Hadley, Hiram, 1889-1892

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Folder 4 Hale, Edwin M.

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Folder 5 Hall, Elihu, 1872-1875

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Folder 6 Hallowell, Susan M.

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Folder 7 Halsted, Bryon David, 1885-1892

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Folder 8 Hansen, N. E.

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Folder 9 Hapeman, H.

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Folder 10 Harrington, Mark Walrod

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Folder 11 Harris, George E.

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Folder 12 Harrison, Arthur K., 1888-1893

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Folder 13 Harrison, Randolph

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Folder 14 Harvey, Francis Leroy, 1881-1892

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Folder 15 Harvey, William Henry, 1872-1874

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Folder 16 Haskell, C. C.

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Folder 17 Hasse, Hermann Edward, 1885-1893

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Folder 18 Havard, Valery, 1883-1891

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Folder 19 Hawthorne, B. J., 1880-1883

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Folder 20 Hays, Willet Martin, 1886-1890

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Folder 21 Heller, Amos Arthur, 1891-1893

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Folder 22 Henderson, Louis Forniquet, 1891-1893

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Folder 23 Henderson, Peter and Company, 1887-1893

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Folder 24 Henderson, W. D.

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Folder 25 Henry, Joseph, 1873-1876. Correspondence regarding the transfer of specimens to the USDA.

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Folder 26 Henshaw, H. W.

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Folder 27 Heo - Hz. Includes correspondence from Romyn Hitchcock, Walter J. Hoffman, Theodore Holm.

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Folder 28 Hessler, Robert

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Box 8

Folder 1 Hicks, Gilbert H., 1887-1888

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Folder 2 Higley, William K.

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Folder 3 Hilgard, Eugene W.

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Folder 4 Hill, Ellsworth Jerome

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Folder 5 Hill, George William

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Folder 6 Hillman, Fred H., 1890-1892

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Folder 7 Hitchcock, Albert Spear, 1888-1893

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Folder 8 Hoen, A. and Company

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Folder 9 Hogan, George H.

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Folder 10 Holmes, Joseph Austin, 1881-1886

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Folder 11 Holmes, Jesse H.

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Folder 12 Holzinger, John M., 1888-1891

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Folder 13 Howe, Elliot C.

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Folder 14 Howe, M. O.

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Folder 15 Howell, Thomas Jefferson, 1881-1888

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Folder 16 Hunter, H. J.

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Folder 17 Hyams, C. F. and M. E.

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Folder 18 Ingalls, A. O.

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Folder 19 Ingersoll, Charles L., 1889-1891

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Folder 20 Ingraham, Rollin H.

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Folder 21 J

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Folder 22 Jakel, E. J.

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Folder 23 James, Joseph F.

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Folder 24 Jenkins, Edward Hopkins, 1886-1890

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Folder 25 Jennings, H. S.

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Folder 26 Johnson, J. E.

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Folder 27 Jolis, I.

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Folder 28 Jones, George H.

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Folder 29 Jones, J. M.

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Folder 30 Jones, Marcus E.

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Folder 31 Jones, W. L.

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Folder 32 Joor, Joseph Finley, 1880-1889

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Folder 33 K

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Folder 34 Kain, C. Henry

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Folder 35 Kaucher, William

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Box 9

Folder 1 Kearney, Thomas Henry, 1892

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Folder 2 Keck, K. von (a good portion is in German), 1872-1892

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Folder 3 Keffer, Charles A.

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Folder 4 Kellerman, William Ashbrook, 1879-1883

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Folder 5 Kelley, O. H.

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Folder 6 Kellogg, I. M.

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Folder 7 Kelly, Luther S.

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Folder 8 Kelsey, F. D.

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Folder 9 Kelsey, Harlen P.

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Folder 10 Kelsey, S. T.

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Folder 11 Key, Thomas J.

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Folder 12 King, John J.

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Folder 13 Knapp, J. G.

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Folder 14 Knickerbocker, M.

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Folder 15 Krancher, J. H.

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Folder 16 L

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Folder 17 Lamson-Scribner, Frank, 1888-1892

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Folder 18 Langley, Samuel P., 1888-1890

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Folder 19 Langlois, A. B.

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Folder 20 Leiberg, John B., 1891-1892

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Folder 21 Lemmon, John Gill, 1875-1892

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Folder 22 LeRoy, P. V.

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Folder 23 Letterman, George W., 1881-1893

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Folder 24 Lewis, George S., Jr.

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Folder 25 Lindheimer, Ferdinand J.

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Folder 26 Lloyd, Curtis Gates, 1882-1888

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Folder 27 Lloyd, J. U.

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Folder 28 Lugger, Otto, 1889-1891

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Folder 29 Lummis, W. D. F.

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Folder 30 Ma - Me

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Folder 31 Mac, E. A.

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Folder 32 MacDougal, Daniel Trembly, 1891-1892

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Folder 33 Machattie, H.

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Folder 34 MacMillan, Conway, 1890-1892

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Folder 35 Macoun, John, 1877-1893

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Box 10

Folder 1 Maisch, John M.

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Folder 2 Maitre, R.

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Folder 3 Manville, A. H.

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Folder 4 Marcy, Oliver

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Folder 5 Martin, Carlisle P. B.

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Folder 6 Martin, Lillie J.

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Folder 7 Martin, M. L.

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Folder 8 Martindale, Isaac C., 1877-1889

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Folder 9 Mason, O., 1885-1892

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Folder 10 Massey, W. F.

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Folder 11 Matthews, Washington

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Folder 12 McBryde, J. M.

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Folder 13 McCarthy, Gerald, 1885-1893

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Folder 14 McGehee, Montford

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Folder 15 McLaren, Dice, 1890-1891

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Folder 16 Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1891-1892

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Folder 17 Mears, Ellis

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Folder 18 Meehan, Thomas, 1874-1892

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Folder 19 Mell, Patrick H., 1884-1889

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Folder 20 Mellichamp, Joseph Hinson

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Folder 21 Mi - My

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Folder 22 Michener, Ezra, 1877

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Folder 23 Middleton, Robert M.

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Folder 24 Millspaugh, Charles Frederick, 1888-1893

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Folder 25 Mohr, Charles Theodore, 1877-1891

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Folder 26 Morehead, B. D.

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Folder 27 Morong, Thomas, 1881-1892

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Folder 28 Morrell, H. K.

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Folder 29 Mulford, A. Isabel

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Folder 30 Munson, T. V.

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Folder 31 Murdock, M. A.

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Folder 32 N

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Folder 33 Nagle, John T.

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Folder 34 Nash, George V., 1891-1893

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Folder 35 Nash, M. L. (Mrs.)

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Box 11

Folder 1 Neal, James C.

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Folder 2 Nealley, Greenleaf C., 1882-1888

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Folder 3 Nealley, Greenleat C., 1889-1893

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Folder 4 Nehrling, Henry

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Folder 5 Newlon, W. S.

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Folder 6 Newman, C. Lewis

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Folder 7 O

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Folder 8 Oberwetter, P. H.

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Folder 9 Oertel, C.

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Folder 10 Olcott, James B., 1889-1892

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Folder 11 Olney, Stephen Thayer, 1872-1875

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Folder 12 Onderdonk, G.

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Folder 13 Orcutt, Charles Russell, 1881-1892

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Folder 14 Orcutt, Charles Russell. Contains Orcutt's manuscript, "Flora of Southern California," circa 1890.

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Box 12

Folder 1 Osborn, Henry Leslie

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Folder 2 Oyster, J. H.

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Folder 3 P

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Folder 4 Page, John R.

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Folder 5 Pammel, Louis H.

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Folder 6 Papineau, E. A.

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Folder 7 Parish, Samuel B.

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Folder 8 Park, George W., 1891-1892

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Folder 9 Parke, Davis and Company

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Folder 10 Parry, Charles Christopher, 1877-1889

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Folder 11 Parsons, Charles W.

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Folder 12 Parsons, Henry B.

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Folder 13 Patten, William

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Folder 14 Patterson, Harry Norton, 1872-1893

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Folder 15 Payne, George F.

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Folder 16 Pease, W. B.

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Folder 17 Peck, Charles Horton, 1873-1889

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Folder 18 Pergande, Theodore

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Folder 19 Peterson, Karl

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Folder 20 Phares, A. J.

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Folder 21 Phares, David L.

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Folder 22 Piper, Charles Vancouver, 1889-1891

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Folder 23 Plank, E. N.

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Folder 24 Plumb, C. S.

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Folder 25 Plumb, F. H.

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Folder 26 Pool, Isaac A.

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Folder 27 Pool, J.

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Folder 28 Popenoe, Edwin Alonzo, 1875-1884

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Folder 29 Porter, Thomas Conrad, 1873-1892

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Folder 30 Post, Herbert

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Folder 31 Poston, Charles D.

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Folder 32 Prentiss, Albert N.

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Folder 33 Preston, J. W.

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Folder 34 Preston, W. B.

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Folder 35 Pringle, Cyrus Guernsey, 1875-1892

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Folder 36 Procter, John R.

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Folder 38 Quick, Walter J.

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Folder 2 Raddin, Charles S.

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Folder 3 Ramsey, A. M.

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Folder 4 Ravenel, Henry William, 1871-1888

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Folder 5 Read, J. B.

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Folder 6 Redding, R. J.

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Folder 7 Redfield, John H.

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Folder 8 Regel, Eduard A.

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Folder 9 Reinsch, Paul Frederich, 1872-1873

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Folder 10 Reverchon, Julien

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Folder 11 Richardson, E.

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Folder 12 Ridgway, Robert, 1881-1892

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Folder 13 Ridler, C. E.

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Folder 14 Riggs, J. F.

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Folder 15 Riley, Charles Valentine, 1888-1891

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Folder 16 Ring, F. M.

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Folder 17 Robinson, Benjamin Lincoln, 1891-1893

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Folder 18 Rothmer, F. J. B.

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Folder 19 Rolfs, Peter Henry

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Folder 20 Rose, Joseph Nelson, 1888-1890

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Folder 21 Rose, William H.

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Folder 22 Rosenfeld, B.

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Folder 23 Ross, W. W.

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Folder 24 Rothrock, Joseph Trimble, 1874-1890. Also see Wolf, John.

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Folder 25 Rowlee, Willard W.

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Folder 26 Ruby, Charles. Contains a letter to Spencer F. Baird, May 6, 1885, concerning Accession Number 16036. Charles Ruby sent poisonous weeds.

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Folder 27 Ruggles, Bryon P.

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Folder 28 Rusby, Henry Hurd, 1882-1892

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Folder 29 Russell Brothers

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Folder 30 Rust, Mary O.

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Folder 31 Rydberg, Per Axel, 1891-1893

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Folder 32 Rydberg, Per Axel. Report of botanical exploration in Western Nebraska in 1891.

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Folder 1 Sa - So

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Folder 2 Samford, T. D.

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Folder 3 Sampson, Ira B.

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Folder 4 Sanberg, J. H., 1890-1893

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Folder 5 Sanborn, J. W.

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Folder 6 Sanders, W. A.

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Folder 7 Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1875-1893

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Folder 8 Schaffranek, A.

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Folder 9 Schlarbaum, John C.

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Folder 10 Schlottmann, A.

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Folder 11 Schneck, J.

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Folder 12 Schrenk, Joseph

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Folder 13 Seip, F.

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Folder 14 Setchell, William Albert, 1884-1886

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Folder 15 Seton, Ernest E.

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Folder 16 Sewall, Joseph A., 1873-1893

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Folder 17 Seyde, Charles W.

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Folder 18 Seymour, A. B.

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Folder 19 Seyster, Isaac

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Folder 20 Sheldon, Charles S.

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Folder 21 Shelton, E. M.

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Folder 22 Shepard, C. Antoinette

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Folder 23 Shepard, Edward Martin, 1885

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Folder 24 Shimer, Henry

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Folder 25 Shockley, W. H.

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Folder 26 Shriver, Howard

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Folder 27 Shufeldt, Robert Wilson

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Folder 28 Sibley, Hiram and Company

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Folder 29 Siegfried, Hans

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Folder 30 Siler, Andrew L.

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Folder 31 Simpson, Joseph H., 1888-1893

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Folder 1 Slack, Hiram W.

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Folder 2 Small, John Kunkel, 1889-1892

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Folder 3 Smiley, Charles W.

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Folder 4 Smith, Charles E.

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Folder 5 Smith, H. G., Jr.

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Folder 6 Smith, Jared G.

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Folder 7 Smith, John Donnell, 1876-1893

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Folder 8 Smyth, Bernard B., 1890

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Folder 9 Smythe, Henry H.

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Folder 10 Snow, C. A. and Company

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Folder 11 Snow, Frank H.

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Folder 12 Southwick, Francis Barber

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Folder 13 Sp - Sz. Contains a letter from Leonhard Stejenger, March 14, 1887.

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Folder 14 Spalding, Volney Morgan

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Folder 15 Speth, Gustave

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Folder 16 Spring, John A.

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Folder 17 Stechert, Emil and Wolff, Ferdinand

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Folder 18 Steele, Thomas

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Folder 19 Steere, Joseph Beal

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Folder 20 Stennett, W. H.

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Folder 21 Sternberg, Charles H.

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Folder 22 Stewart, F. C.

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Folder 23 Stiles, E. P.

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Folder 24 Stockbridge, Horace E.

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Folder 25 Stocksdale, F. G.

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Folder 26 Storey, J. M. Correspondence concerning the Hay Exhibit at the World's Exposition, Paris, 1889.

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Folder 27 Storment, Edgar L.

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Folder 28 Stubbs, William C.

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Folder 29 Sturtevant, Edward Lewis, 1886-1891

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Folder 30 Suksdorf, William N.

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Folder 31 Susini, Joseph de

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Folder 32 Swan, Charles W.

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Folder 33 Swezey, Goodwin D.

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Folder 34 Swingle, Walter Tennyson

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Folder 1 Talley, S. C.

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Folder 2 Thiselton-Dyer, William Turner, 1882-1892

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Folder 3 Thorne, Charles E.

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Folder 4 Thornton, A. W.

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Folder 5 Thornton, Charles C.

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Folder 6 Thurber, George, 1873-1875

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Folder 7 Thurow, F. W.

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Folder 8 Tillman, George D., 1886-1891

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Folder 9 Tisserand, E.

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Folder 10 Torrey, John, 1871

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Folder 11 Toumey, James Wilson, 1891-1892

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Folder 12 Townsend, Charles Henry Tyler

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Folder 13 Tracy, Samuel Mills, 1885-1890

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Folder 14 Tracy, Samuel Mills, 1891-1893

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Folder 15 Trelease, William, 1881-1893

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Folder 16 True, H. L.

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Folder 17 Tucker, C. O.

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Folder 18 Tuckerman, Edward, 1871

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Folder 19 Turner, Peyton

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Folder 20 U - V. Includes letter to George Vasey from his son Robert Vasey, August 18, 1890.

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Folder 21 Underwood, Lucien Marcus, 1883-1892

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Folder 22 United States Department of Agriculture: Division of Botany. Part of a report written by George Vasey, January 31, 1889, concerning increased demand for grass information.

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Folder 23 United States National Museum: Department of Botany. Includes two typed reports on the National Herbarium, 1890, 1891, and a draft of the report for 1892 by George Vasey.

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Folder 24 Unzar, Miklos

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Folder 25 Upham, Warren

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Folder 1 Vasey, George. Correspondence 1889, 1890.

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Folder 2 Vasey, George. Handwritten speech on medicinal plants given to a club in Washington, D.C., 1889.

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Folder 3 Vasey, George. Notes on medicinal plants and grasses.

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Folder 4 Vasey, George R., 1889

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Folder 5 Vicks, James and Sons

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Folder 6 Vilmorin-Andrieux and Company

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Folder 8 Wadgymar, Arthur A.

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Folder 9 Waghorne, Arthur C., 1889-1892

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Folder 10 Walker, S. B.

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Folder 11 Wallace, Henry, circa 1890

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Folder 12 Wallace Brothers

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Folder 13 Wallis, Sol B.

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Folder 14 Ward, Emma D. (Mrs.)

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Folder 15 Ward, Lester Frank, 1881-1891

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Folder 16 Ward, Oscar V.

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Folder 17 Warne, Henry A.

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Folder 18 Warner, Alexander

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Folder 19 Watson, George A.

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Folder 20 Watson, Sereno, 1872-1891

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Folder 21 Webber, Herbert John, 1889-1890

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Folder 22 Webster, George W.

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Folder 23 Weed, Clarence M.

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Folder 24 Weed, Joseph D.

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Folder 25 Weller, Stuart

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Folder 26 Wentz, Francis A.

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Folder 27 Werner, William C.

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Folder 28 Wheeler, George Montague, 1875-1879

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Folder 29 Wheeler, H. J.

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Folder 30 Wheeler, J. R.

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Folder 31 Whipple, Caleb

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Folder 32 Whiteside, Jennie E.

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Folder 34 Wibbe, J. Herman

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Folder 35 Wickson, E. J.

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Folder 36 Wilcox, Timothy E., 1881-1893

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Folder 1 Wiley, E. W.

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Folder 2 Wiley, H. W. Reports from the Chemical Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Folder 3 Wilkinson, E., Jr.

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Folder 4 Willard, Charlotte A.

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Folder 5 Willey, Henry

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Folder 6 Williams, Robert S.

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Folder 7 Williams, Thomas A., 1890-1893

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Folder 8 Williamson, John

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Folder 9 Willits, Edwin. 1884-1891

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Folder 10 Wilson, Charles Y.

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Folder 11 Wilson, E. M. and J. G.

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Folder 12 Wilson, Guy

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Folder 13 Wilson, William M.

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Folder 14 Windle, W. S.

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Folder 15 Winton, A. L.

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Folder 16 Witte, E. L.

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Folder 17 Wolf, John, 1872-1884, and Rothrock, Joseph Trimble. Correspondence regarding Lt. Wheeler's expedition in Colorado Territory, 1873.

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Folder 18 Wolfgang, Harry Gilbert

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Folder 19 Wood, Farlin F., 1889-1892

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Folder 20 Wood, Thomas F.

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Folder 21 Wood, T. W. and Sons

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Folder 22 Woodford, James

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Folder 23 Woolstenhulme, J.

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Folder 24 Wright, S. Hart

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Folder 25 Wright, W. G.

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Folder 26 Wurzlow, Hugo

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Folder 28 Yarnall, E. A.

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Folder 29 Yates, Lorenzo G.

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Folder 30 Zeigler, A.

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Folder 31 Zell, Lydia Diller

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Series 2

OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, BOUND, 1886-1893. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY AND INDEXED.

This material consists of eight volumes of letterpress books, January 1886 - March 1893. The books contain mostly correspondence from George Vasey. Volume one contains a good portion of correspondence from Norman J. Coleman, commissioner, United States Department of Agriculture, and Frederick Vernon Coville, assistant botanist. Other volumes also contain correspondence from assistant botanists and Jeremiah M. Rush, secretary of agriculture, most of which was written when Vasey was away from his desk. Also, because of date sequence, there appear to be gaps in the volumes. Materials correspond with the incoming correspondence.

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January 1886 - August 1889

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August 1889 - September 1891

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September 1891 - March 1893

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Series 3

ASSISTANT BOTANISTS' OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, BOUND, 1891-1893. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY AND INDEXED.

This material consists of two volumes of letterpress books of Frederick Vernon Coville and Joseph Nelson Rose, assistant botanists, outgoing correspondence, March 1891 - March 1893.

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March 1891 - March 1893

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