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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 221

United States National Museum. Division of Plants

Records, 1886-1928 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum. Division of Plants
Title: Records
Dates: 1886-1928 and undated
Quantity: 22.74 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (40 document boxes) (3 tall document boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Record Unit 221
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records are the official files of Joseph Nelson Rose as Assistant Botanist at the United States Department of Agriculture, 1888-1896, and Assistant and Associate Curator of the Division of Plants, United States National Museum, 1896-1911 and 1917-1928. They also document Rose's professional career. For an administrative history of the United States National Herbarium and the Division of Plants, see record unit 220.

These records include incoming and outgoing correspondence with leading United States and foreign botanists, colleagues, herbarium and nursery curators, florists, agrostologists, field agents, amateur plant collectors, Department of Agriculture officials, Smithsonian Institution administrators, agricultural experiment stations, editors, and friends. The records concern examination, identification, and reports on botanical specimens; identification of specimens for publications; transfer of specimens to the United States National Herbarium; exchange of specimens; requests to Rose for information on the flora of Texas and Mexico; requests for bulbs, seeds, and plants; the purchase of cacti collections; research and collecting expeditions; nomenclature; illustrations for journals; collaboration on collecting specimens and publishing; requests for jobs; requests for recommendations of colleagues to systematize cultivated plants; proposals for a building to house the National Herbarium in order to expand the collection; meetings of scientific societies; and requests for Who's Who autobiographical information.

The records also include manuscripts and correspondence regarding Rose's joint Cactaceae project with Nathaniel Lord Britton; manuscripts and correspondence concerning Rose's joint project with John Donnell Smith regarding Hauyeae; notes, bibliographic references, and abstracts of correspondence relating to Rose's research on cacti; reviews; and occasional newspaper clippings concerning botanists.

Historical Note

Joseph Nelson Rose, botanist, was born on a farm near Liberty, Indiana, on January 11, 1862. In 1881 he entered Wabash College, graduating with an A.B. in 1885. Rose stayed on at Wabash College as its first postgraduate student, receiving his A.M. in 1887 and his Ph.D. in 1889. During his last two years he acted as an assistant in botany under John M. Coulter, who was to have an influence on his later career.

Rose was appointed as an assistant botanist in the United States Department of Agriculture under George Vasey, working in the United States National Herbarium (USNH), in August 1888. (For a history of the USNH and George Vasey, see the description for the Hunt Institute collection 105.)

When the USNH was moved back to the Smithsonian in 1896, Rose transferred to the United States National Museum as an assistant curator, Division of Plants. In 1905 he was made associate curator.

Though Frederick Vernon Coville was honorary curator, USNH and the Division of Plants, in the United States National Museum (while at the same time chief botanist of the Plant Industry, USDA), it appears that Rose was directly in charge of the National Herbarium. Outgoing letterpress correspondence within these records contains copies of the USNH report for the Smithsonian Annual Report being transmitted by Coville through Rose and Rose's report on the Division of Plants for the Annual Report being sent to Coville. At times, Rose signed outgoing correspondence over the title, acting curator. Coville remained Rose's supervisor, however, with correspondence regarding Rose's collecting activities being transmitted between Smithsonian administrative officers and Coville.

In 1912, Rose transferred from the United States National Museum (USNM) to the Carnegie Institution of Washington as a research associate in order to prepare a monograph with Nathaniel Lord Britton on Cactaceae of the world. This work was jointly supported by the Carnegie Institution, the New York Botanical Garden, and the USDA. Rose was relieved of his administrative duties with the Smithsonian. Nonetheless, he retained an office in the Smithsonian and was allowed the use of Smithsonian franking privileges for all correspondence regarding his project, while retaining the title of custodian of "Cactaceae, Crassulaceae, and Miscellaneous Mexican Collections" in the National Herbarium.

Rose officially returned to the Smithsonian as associate curator, Division of Plants, in 1917, retaining that position until his death on May 4, 1928.

Rose's collecting activities and botanical studies began with the flora, fungi, and pine of Indiana and the Umbelliferae of North America. He was assigned the Mexican collections gathered by Edward Palmer while assistant botanist at the USDA. This led to 20 years of study of the flora of Mexico and numerous publications, including his "Studies of Mexican and Central America Plants," published in Contributions from the United States National Herbarium (1897-1911). His important study on Cactaceae of the world with Nathaniel Lord Britton resulted in the publication of four volumes titled The Cactaceae (1919-1923). Overall, Rose published almost 200 articles and monographs by himself and in collaboration with other botanists. Besides his own collecting explorations, Rose was instrumental in bringing to the Smithsonian one of its most important gifts, the large private herbarium and botanical library belonging to John Donnell Smith of Baltimore.

In reward for his botanical investigations and publications, Rose received an LL.D. from Wabash College in 1925. His remarks made during the ceremonies are included in this collection.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers include official records that document the history of the USNH while Joseph Nelson Rose was assistant botanist at the United States Department of Agriculture (1888-1896), assistant and associate curator, USNH, United States National Museum (1896-1911), and the Division of Plants, USNM (1917-1928); also personal and official papers documenting Rose's professional career, including incoming and occasional loose outgoing correspondence after 1910 (watermarks on 1910 and 1911 outgoing loose correspondence along with virtually nonexistent outgoing letterpress correspondence after 1909 are a result of water damage to the records) with leading foreign and United States botanists; colleagues; herbarium and nursery curators; florists; agrostologists; field agents; amateur plant collectors; United States Department of Agriculture administrative officers; Smithsonian Institution administrative officers; agricultural experiment stations; editors; and friends. Correspondence regards examination, identification, and reports on botanical specimens; identification of specimens for publications; transfer of specimens to the USNH; exchange of specimens; requests to Rose regarding information on the flora of Texas and Mexico; requests for bulbs, seeds, and plants; purchasing of cacti collections; research and collecting expeditions; authorization for expeditions; nomenclature; illustrations for journals; collaboration over collecting specimens and publishing; requests for jobs; requests to recommend colleagues to systematize cultivated plants; proposals for a building to house the USNH in order to expand the collection; meetings of scientific societies; requests for Who's Who autobiographical information; outgoing letterpress correspondence (1894-1909, 1911-1912) regarding the above; also manuscripts and correspondence pertaining to the joint Cactaceae project with Nathaniel Lord Britton; manuscripts and correspondence about the joint project with John Donnell Smith regarding Hauyeae; reviews; and occasional newspaper clippings pertaining to botanists whose letters are located in the correspondence folders.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 221, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Records

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Container List

Series 1

Incoming and Occasional Outgoing Correspondence (after 1910), 1886-1928. Arranged alphabetically and in most instances chronologically thereunder.

Incoming correspondence, 1886-1928. For description of general contents see descriptive entry at the beginning of the finding aid.

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Abrams, LeRoy P. (1902-1927)

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Alcocer, G. V. (in Spanish)

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Alfaro, Anastasio

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Allaire, C. B.

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Allen, John A. (1892-1893). Includes address to the president and overseers of Harvard University, by Allen, concerning their neglect of the Botanic Garden at Harvard (1893).

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Allen, O. D.

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Altamirano, Fernando (1905-1907) (in Spanish)

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Ames, Oakes (1903-1910)

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Anderson, J. R.

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Anderson, R. W.

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Bl-Bu

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Bailey, Liberty Hyde (1894-1927). Includes correspondence with Bailey and Wilhelm Miller regarding the Cyclopedia of American Horticulture (1898-1899).

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Bailey, Vernon Orlando

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Baker, Carl F. (1890-1908)

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Baker, Edmund G. (1890-1903)

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Ball, Carleton R. (1900-1910)

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Barnhart, John Hendley

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Barnes, Charles Reid

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Bartram, Edwin B.

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Beadle, Chauncey D. (1896-1911)

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Beal, W. J.

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Bearss, J. T. (1908-1911)

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Beattie, Rolla Kent

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Beauverd, George

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Bebb, Michael Schuck (1891-1895)

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Berger, Alwin (1904-1927)

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Berner, Glenn

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Berry, W. A.

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Bessey, Charles Edwin (1898-1910)

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Bessey, Ernst A.

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Bethel, E.

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Bickwell, Eugene P.

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Bisset, Peter

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Blankinship, J. W. (1896-1908)

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Blumer, J. C.

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Bodeker, Father

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Bogert, M. T.

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Bonati, G.

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Botanical Curiosities

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Boyd, H. R.

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Brainerd, Ezra

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Brandegee, Katharine (1891-1909)

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Brandegee, T. S. (1892-1911)

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Brannon, Meluin A.

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Braunton, Ernest B. (1902-1908)

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Bray, William L. (1898-1908)

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Briquet, John I.

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Britton, Elizabeth Gertrude (1895-1911)

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Britton, Nathaniel Lord (1890-1922). Includes correspondence regarding botanical nomenclature. (8 folders)

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Britton, Nathaniel Lord (1913-1918) (6 folders)

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Britton, Nathaniel Lord (1919-1922) (6 folders)

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Britton, Nathaniel Lord (1923-1928) (4 folders)

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Broadway, W. E.

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Brockway, William

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Brown, H. E.

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Brown, Stewardson

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Buiford, Joanna Mary

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Burbank, Luther

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Burnham, Stewart H.

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Buscalioni, Luigi

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Bush, B. F.

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Canby, William M. (1890-1903)

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Candolle, Casimir de

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Cannon, W. A.

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Case, A. B.

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Chaffey, Elswood (1910-1911)

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Chamberlain, Edward B.

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Chandler, Harley P.

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Chapman, A. W.

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Chesnut, V. K.

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Chisolm, Frederic F.

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Clark, H. Walton

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Clemens, Joseph C.

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Clements, Frederic E.

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Cleveland, Daniel

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Clute, Willard N.

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Cockerell, Theodore D. A. (1896-1909)

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Cogniaux, A. (1890-1896) (in French)

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Collins, Frank S.

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Collins, J. Franklin

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Collom, Rose E. (Mrs.)

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Commons, Albert

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Conard, Henry Shoemaker (1904-1908)

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Conzatti, Cassiano (1900-1927) (in Spanish)

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Cook, Mel T.

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Cook, Orator Fuller

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Cooley, Grace E.

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Coulter, John Merle (1891-1927)

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Coulter and Rose. Contains letters and reviews concerning A Monograph of North American Umbelliferae.

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Coulter, Stanley

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Coville, Frederick Vernon (1893-1927). Includes rough draft regarding the USNH collections; Rose letter regarding absence from administrative duties with the USNH (1912); outlining problems and accomplishments at the time (1912); in regard to having a new building to house the USNH in order to expand the collections (1927).

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Crandall, Charles S.

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Crawford, Joseph

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Crider, Franklin J.

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Cummings, Clara Eaton (1893-1905)

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Curtiss, A. H.

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Cusick, William C.

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D. Includes postcard from Domin to Rose (1911?) with photograph of Domin that was placed in the photo archives of the Hunt Institute.

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Davenport, George E. (1892-1900)

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Davidson, A.

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Davies, D. C.

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Davison, Wilfred P.

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Davy, Joseph Burtt

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Day, Mary Alice

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Deam, Charles Clemon (1902-1925)

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Deane, Walter (1891-1927) (2 folders)

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DeLaet, Frantz

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Dewey, Lyster Hoxie (1893-1911)

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Dodd, Alan P.

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Dodge, Charles K.

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Dorsett, P. H.

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Dousa, B. C.

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Dowell, Philip (1902-1911)

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Drude, Oscar

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Duges, Alfred

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Dyer, W. T. Thiselton (should be Thiselton-Dyer, William Turner)

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Dyott, G. M.

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Earle, F. S.

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Eastwood, Alice (1892-1927)

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Eaton, A. A.

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Edison, Thomas Alva. Rubber Exploration (1927)

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Edson, William L. G.

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Eggleston, W. W.

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Eichlam, Federico (1908-1912) (In German)

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Ekman, Erik L.

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Elizalde, Rafael H.

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Elmer, A. D. E.

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Engler, Adolphe

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Ericksson, Jakob

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Evermann, Barton Warren (1893-1923)

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Fairchild, David G. (1903-1911)

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Farlow, W. G.

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Farwell, O. Atkins

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Fawcett, William

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Faxon, Charles Edward (1891-1897)

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Fedde, Friedrich

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Ferguson, A. M.

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Fernald, Merritt Lyndon (1893-1911)

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Ferriss, James H.

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Field, Marshall Jr.

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Fink, Bruce (1907-1912)

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Fisher, Elmon M.

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Flores, Leopoldo (1904). Includes drawings by Thomas T. Reed.

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Foex, Felix

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Foraker, C. T.

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Franceschi, Emanuel Francesco (1895-1903)

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Francis, W. H.

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Franck, Harry

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Freeman, George F.

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Fric, A. V. (1923-1927) (in German with translations)

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Friedlander, R.

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Frye, Theodore Christian (1903-1910)

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Gaillard, D. D.

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Gaillard, Katherine D.

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Gallaher, Philip M.

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Galloway, B. T.

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Gandoger, Michel

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Garman, H.

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Garrett, A. O.

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Gaumer, George F.

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Glatfelder, N. M.

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Goldman, Edward Alphonso (1897-1911). Expedition reports from Mexico and California.

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Goodwin, Irving A.

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Gray, Asa

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Greene, Edward L. (1889-1904)

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Greenman, Jesse More (1895-1911)

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Griffiths, David

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Griggs, Robert F.

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Grout, A. J.

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Guayule Bush

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Guzman, David J.

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Haines, Alfred S.

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Hall, Fred H.

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Hall, Harvey Monroe (1902-1912)

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Hamet, Raymond

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Hammond, Charles

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Harms, H.

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Harned, Joseph E.

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Harper, Roland M. (1900-1911)

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Harris, Edward

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Harshberger, John William (1903, 1910)

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Hasse, Hermann Edward (1891-1912)

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Heimerl, Anton (in German)

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Heller, A. A. (1892-1911)

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Hemsley, W. Botting (1890-1910)

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Henderson, Louis Forniquet (c. 1893-1900). Contains SI Registrar stamped correspondence.

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Henderson, Peter (1892-1898)

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Henry, Augustine

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Herre, Albert C. (1907-1912)

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Herrera, Alfonso L.

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Herrera, Fortunato L.

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Hertrich, William (1927)

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Hill, Arthur W.

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Hill, E. J.

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Hitchcock, Albert Spear (1901-1912)

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Hochderffer, George

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Hoffmann, O.

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Holm, Theodore

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Holway, E. W. D.

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Holzinger, John M. (1893-1911)

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Hope, C. W.

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Hough, Romeyn Beck

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Hough, Walter L.

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House, Homer D.

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Howard, L. O.

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Howe, Marshall Avery (1899-1909)

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Howe, Reginald Heber Jr. (1909-1911)

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Howell, Thomas Jefferson (1896-1902)

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Hunter, J. S.

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Ingraham, Rhoby A.

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Irish, H. C.

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Jackson, B. Daydon

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Jaeger, Edmund C.

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Jansen, Thomas

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Jepson, Willis Linn (1897-1911)

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Jermy, Julius

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Johnson, Duncan S.

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Johnston, Ivan Murray (1922-1926)

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Jones, Marcus E. (1893-1923)

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Kearney, Thomas Henry Jr. (1899-1900)

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Kellerman, William Ashbrook (1905-1908)

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Kelsey, Harlan P. (1892-1894)

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Kelsey, F. D.

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Knapp, Abbie R.

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Koehne, E.

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Krieger, Louis C. C.

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Kuester, Arthur

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Kunze, Richard Ernest (1902-1911)

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Lamb, Frank H.

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Lamson-Scribner, F.

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Leavitt, Robert G.

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Leiberg, John B. (1894-1910)

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Lemmon, John Gill (1889-1904)

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Letts, Arthur

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Lloyd, Francis Ernest (1907-1910)

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Lloyd Library and Lloyd Brothers

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Locke, Otto

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Loesener, Thomas

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Lumholtz, Carl

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Lunell, J.

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M (includes Clinton Hart Merriam correspondence)

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Macbride, J. Francis

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MacDougal, Daniel Trembly (1892-1927) (3 folders)

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MacElwee, Alexander

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Macfarlane, John M. (1904-1908)

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Mackensen, Bernard (1909-1911)

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Mackenzie, Kenneth K.

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Macoun, James M. (1887-1906)

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Maiden, Joseph Henry (1900). Frederick Vernon Coville to Maiden stating that all specimens received by the USDA are eventually transferred to the USNH, even those originally kept out for economic investigations (July 12, 1900).

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Mason, S. C.

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Masters, Maxwell T.

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Maximowicz, C. J.

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Maxon, William Ralph (1899-1911). Copy of appointment in cryptoganic botany (1899); mostly regarding Maxon's collecting expeditions written from the field; also Rose correspondence when the latter was out collecting in Arizona and Mexico (1910). (2 folders)

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McAtee, Waldo Lee

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MaCalla, W. C.

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McGregor, Ernest A.

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Mearns, Edgar Alexander (1896-1909)

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Medsger, O. P.

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Meehan, Thomas and Sons

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Mell, C. D.

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Merriam, Clinton Hart

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Merriam, John Campbell

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Merrill, Elmer Drew (1900-1927)

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Metcalfe, O. B.

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Meyer, W. F.

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Michelli, M.

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Miller, Gerrit Smith Jr. (1901-1904)

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Miller, H. M. A.

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Miller, O. O.

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Miller, Wilhelm (see also Liberty Hyde Bailey)

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Mills, William Webster

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Millspaugh, Charles Frederick (1891-1923)

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Moeller, Arturo F.

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Mohr, Charles Theodore (1892-1901)

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Mooney, James (1898-1904)

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Moore, Albert Hanford

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Moore, George T.

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Morris, D.

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Morris, E. L.

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Moseley, E. L.

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Muller, Willy

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Mundt, Walter

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Munson, T. V.

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Murrill, William Alphonso (1923)

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Nakai, T

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Nash, George V.

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Nelson, Aven (1896-1926)

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Nelson, Edward W. (1894-1909)

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Nieuwland, J. A.

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Nichols, George E.

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Norton, J. B. S.

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Oliver, G. W.

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Olsson-Seffer, Pehr

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Orcutt, Charles Russell (1898-1927) (2 folders)

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Ortega, Jesus Gonzalez

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Osterhout, George E.

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Pachano, Abelardo

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Painter, Joseph Hannum

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Palmer, William

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Pammel, L. H.

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Pampanini, Renato

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Parish, Samuel B. (1893-1923)

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Patten, Juliet C.

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Paul, Oglesby

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Pearson, G. A.

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Pearson, William H.

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Pennell, Francis Whittier (1909-1924)

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Perkins, I.

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Perredes, P. E. F.

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Pieters, A. J.

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Pilger, R.

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Piper, Charles Vancouver (1897-1924)

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Pittier, Henri (1897-1925)

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Plank, E. N.

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Pollard, Charles Louis (1896-1908)

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Pond, Mrs. Thomas G.

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Prain, D.

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Pringle, Clyde Guernsey (1891-1911) (2 folders)

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Purpus, Carl A. (1899-1927) (3 folders)

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Purpus, J. A.

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Q

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Quehl, Leopold (1907-1911) (in German with translations)

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R

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Radlkofer, L.

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Ramirez, Jose

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Rathbun, Richard (1908-1911). Includes letter to Rose regarding the use of USNM facilities, having franking privileges for official correspondence that is to be kept part of USNM files, and an aid, while working with Carnegie Institution of Washington (December 11, 1911).

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Ravenel, William deC. (1924-1927)

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Record, Samuel J.

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Rehder, Alfred (1902-1904)

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Reko, Blas P.

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Reverchon, J. (1896-1907)

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Reynolds, Ernest Shaw

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Rhoads, S. A.

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Ricker, Perry LeRoy (1902-1909)

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Robinson, Benjamin Lincoln (1890-1924) (3 folders)

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Robinson, Charles Budd (1902-1907)

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Robinson, J. H.

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Roland-Gosselin, R.

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Rolfs, P. H.

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Rose, Joseph Nelson (1888-1913). Includes proposed investigations and authorization for expeditions; appointments to the USDA; report, notebook of expenses, and other material regarding trip to Mexico (1897).

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Rose, Joseph Nelson (1912). Material regarding Kansas trip.

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Rose, Joseph Nelson (1897-1908, 1918). Contains itinerary and journal for Rose's expeditions to Ecuador and Mexico (see also Coulter and Rose). (2 folders)

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Rose, Joseph Nelson. Untitled article written in Spanish - "Botanical Field Expedition in the State of Queretaro"; miscellaneous materials.

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Rose, Joseph Nelson (1908 and undated). Includes notes, lists and Excerpts concerning the administration and space needs of the National Herbarium.

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Rosendahl, C. O.

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Rost, E. C.

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Rothert, W.

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Runyon, Robert

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Rusby, Henry Hurd (1893-1927)

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Russell, Paul G.

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Ruth, Albert

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Rydberg, Per Axel (1894-1919)

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Sandberg, J. H.

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Sargent, Charles Sprague (1892-1911)

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Sargent, Oswald H.

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Saur, Belden C.

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Scheuber, Emma W.

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Schoolcraft, Mrs.

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Schumann, K.

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Schutze, Dr.

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Schwarz, Theodore

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Seaton, Henry E. (1891-1893)

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Setchell, William A.

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Shantz, H. L.

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Shaw, Charles H.

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Shaw, George R.

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Sheldon, Edmund P.

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Shepard, C. Antoinette

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Short, Charles Wilkins (1883). Includes a biography on Short and the portion of his will consigning his collection of dried plants to the Smithsonian.

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Short, John W.

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Shreve, Forrest (1907-1924)

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Shriver, Howard

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Shull, George Harrison (1902-1910)

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Shull, J. Marion

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Simpson, J. H. (1898-1911) (brother of Charles Torrey Simpson)

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Slater, Elsie McElroy

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Small, John Kunkel (1893-1912, 1927)

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Smith, Benjamin H.

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Smith, Charles L.

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Smith, Herbert H.

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Smith, Jared G.

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Smith, John Donnell (1891-1906) (4 folders)

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Smith, John Donnell (1907-1927) (2 folders)

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Smith, William Wright

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Somes, M. P.

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Sonne, C. F.

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Sornberger, J. D.

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Spalding, V. M.

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Sprague, T. A. (1926)

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Sprenger, Carlo

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Standley, Paul Carpenter (1907-1911)

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Stanton, T. W.

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Stearns, Elmer (1904-1912)

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Steele, E. S.

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Steele, W. C.

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Stevens, F. L.

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Stevenson, E. D.

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Stevenson, Matilda Coxe. Contains SI Registrar office material (1897).

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Stiles, W. A.

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Stivers, Lena H.

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Stockberger, W. W.

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Stokes, Susan G.

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Sudworth, George B.

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Suksdorf, Wilhelm N.

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Sutton and Sons

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Swingle, Walter Tennyson (1905-1923)

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Taylor, Elfreda Bennett

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Taylor, Norman

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Tays, Eugene A. H.

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Thackery, Frank A.

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Tharp, B. C.

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Thomas-Duris, G. (1913-1924)

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Thompson, Charles Henry (1903-1911)

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Thornber, J. J.

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Thurow, F. W.

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Tidestrom, Ivan

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Tilden, Josephine E.

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Tonduz, Ad.

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Toumey, J. W.

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Townsend, Charles H. Tyler

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Tracy, S. M.

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Tradescantia correspondence (1897)

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Trask, Blanche

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Trelease, William (1891, 1895-1912, 1924) (2 folders)

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True, Rodney H.

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Tschermak, E. von

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Turckheim, H. von

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Umbach, L. M.

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Underwood, Lucien M. (1892-1906)

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Vaupel, F.

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Wabash College Honorary Degree (1925). Includes Rose's speech regarding the class of 1885.

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Walcott, Charles D. (1911-1927)

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Warner, Marjorie F.

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Watson, Sereno (1889-1890)

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Webber, Herbert John (1900-1902)

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Weberbauer, A.

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Weeks, George F.

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Weigel, Theodor Oswald

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Weinberg, Frank (1903-1911)

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Weingart, Wilhelm (1923-1924) (in German)

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Werckle, C.

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Wetmore, Alexander (1926). In regard to having Rose ship specimens to Nathaniel Lord Britton through administrative channels; William Ralph Maxon appears to handle administrative tasks.

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Whorf, Edward H.

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Wibbe, J. Herman

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Wight, W. F.

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Wilcox, Timothy E.

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Willey, Henry (1899-1901)

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Williams, R. O.

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Wolthuys, J. J. Verbeek

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Wood, J. Medley

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Woodward, Robert S.

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Wooton, Elmer O. (1898-1911)

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Young, R. A.

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Series 2

Official Outgoing Correspondence, Joseph Nelson Rose, 1894-1909, 1911-1912. Bound and indexed.

Outgoing letterpress correspondence, January 1, 1894-December 30, 1909; July 18, 1911-May 30, 1912. Indexed. 28 volumes. Volumes 1-4 contain correspondence from Joseph Nelson Rose's years with the United States Department of Agriculture. Volumes 5-27, and 30, cover Rose's work with the United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum, Division of Plants. Correspondence includes National Herbarium reports and letters and memoranda from Frederick Vernon Coville, honorary curator, USNH, and William Ralph Maxon, assistant curator, Division of Plants. For general contents regarding the material, see the descriptive entry at the beginning of the finding aid. Letterpress correspondence corresponds to the incoming correspondence, series 1.

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April 20, 1896-December 30, 1897 (3 volumes)

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January 4, 1898-December 22, 1899 (3 volumes)

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December 22, 1899-December 30, 1902 (3 volumes)

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January 1, 1902-July 1903 (3 volumes)

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July 1, 1903-October 10, 1904 (3 volumes)

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October 11, 1904-March 5, 1906 (3 volumes)

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March 5, 1906-November 6, 1907 (3 volumes)

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July 30, 1908-December 30, 1909; July 18, 1911-May 30, 1912 (not inclusive) (3 volumes)

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Miscellaneous Outgoing Correspondence, 1894-1919 and undated.

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Miscellaneous Contributions to USNH (c. 1903-1908)

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Letters salvaged from water soaked letterpress

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Manuscripts and Correspondence Related to Joseph Nelson Rose and John Donnell Smith Research Project on the Hauya, 1911-1912.

This series includes the Joseph Nelson Rose and John Donnell Smith manuscript, "A Monograph of the Hauyeae and Gongylocarpeae Tribes of the Onagraceae," which was published in 1913. There are also letters (1911) and other material between Rose and Smith regarding their project, including a Smith letter to Rose (January 20, 1912) showing his interest in Rose's suggestion that they collaborate on a revision of the genus Hauya. Also included is correspondence between Rose, Richard Rathbun, and William deC. Ravenel of the USNM regarding the project and correspondence with Smith and a manuscript concerning Burragea (1911-1912).

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Joseph Nelson Rose and John Donnell Smith. Hauya manuscript.

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Joseph Nelson Rose and John Donnell Smith. Hauya correspondence.

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Joseph Nelson Rose and John Donnell Smith. Burragea items.

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Series 5

Joseph Nelson Rose and Nathaniel Lord Britton Project on Cactaceae, 1919-1923; Rose's Work on Cacti, 1903-1922.

This series includes correspondence and memoranda of Rose regarding the four-volume publication The Cactaceae by Rose and Britton along with preparation and publication of the work, reviews, and receipt of the publication by various persons. Also included are passports enabling Rose to go on expeditions for his projects and the text of a speech by Rose, "The Cactus and Its Environmental Relations," 1922. Correspondents include William Barnum, Alwin Berger, Nathaniel Lord Britton, John Merle Coulter, A. L. Herrera, G. L. Machintach, Daniel Trembly MacDougal, John C. Merriam, John Donnell Smith, W. Gilman Thompson, F. Vaupel, Charles D. Walcott, and Robert S. Woodward.

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Carnegie Institution

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Coulter, John Merle

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Herrera, Alfonso L.

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MacDougal, Daniel Trembly

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Mackintosh, G. L.

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Merriam, John Campbell

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Rose, Joseph Nelson

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Smith, John Donnell

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Thompson, W. Gilman

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Vaupel, F.

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Wabash College

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Walcott, Charles D.

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Woodward, Robert S.

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Series 6

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Memoranda, Expenditures and Liabilities, Manuscripts and Notes, and Annual Reports, 1896-1969.

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Expenditures and Liabilities (1898-1910) (2 folders)

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Correspondence

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Correspondence B-W

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Memoranda and Correspondence

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Correspondence B-UV

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Field Photographs

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Miscellaneous Correspondence A-R (1940-1955) (6 folders)

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Miscellaneous Correspondence S-Z, (1940-1955) (4 folders)

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Correspondence

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Expenditures and Liabilities (1904-1907) (2 folders)

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Expenditures and Liabilities B-W (1904-1907)

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Committee of the Botanical Society of America (1898-1902)

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Annual Reports - Department of Botany (1950-1958)

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Annual Statement of Exchange Accounts, United States National Herbarium (1933-1946)

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Reading File - Department of Botany (1968-1969)

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Administrative Assistant, Expenditures and Liabilities (1902-1904)

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Rose, Joseph Nelson. Letters of the National Museum B-L (1902-1904).

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Rose, Joseph Nelson. Letters of the National Museum M-W (1902-1904).

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Miscellaneous Items

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Annual Reports (1922-1929) (1 volume)

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Miscellaneous Notes of George Vasey (1884)

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George Vasey. Botanical Gazette: volume 9 (1884), volume 11 (1886), volume 16 (1891); Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club: volume 11 (1884), volume 13 (1886), volume 14 (1887), volume 15 (1888)

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Walker, E. H. Correspondence (1929-1933, 1940-1943, 1949, 1953)

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Maxon, William R. Notes and reports (1931-1935). (2 folders)

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Maxon, William R. Division of Plants, personal correspondence.

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Leonard, Emery C. (1922-1928) (1 volume)

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Maxon, William R. Correspondence on the destruction of imperfect specimens (1899, 1901, 1912-1915).

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List of numbers of plants from the Herbarium of the East India Company

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Chickering, John W. Jr. Herbarium (1944).

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Maxon, William R. Request for herbarium cases to accommodate bamboo material (1944).

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Furniture and Equipment Requests (1916-1946)

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Maxon, William R. Correspondence on Conzatti Herbarium (1931-1932).

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Maxon, William R. Correspondence on Greene Herbarium (1914-1915).

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Maxon, William R. Correspondence on Buchtien Herbarium (1921-1922).

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Maxon, William R. Correspondence on Philippine Herbarium (most of the papers are with Mr. Coville) (1914-1927).

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Thornber, J. J. Acknowledgment for gifts given to the National Museum; R. Rathbun (1906).

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Exchanges - Chicago Natural History and National Museum of Natural History (1960).

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Smith, A. C. Answering letters about Yoco (1950-1951).

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Smith, A. C. and E. P. Killip. Loans recalled (1938-1956).

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Miscellaneous Articles on Various Plants (1943, 1967, 1971)

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Killip, E. P. Berlin loans (1930-1939).

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Llano, G. A. Annual report data and work plans for year (1948-1950).

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Llano, G. A. Algae.

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Llano, G. A. Hepatics.

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Llano, G. A. Lichens.

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Llano, G. A. Data in regard to specimens of the cryptogamic collections.

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Llano, G. A. Exchanges with individuals: listing species (1949).

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Examination and Reports

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Llano, G. A. Instructions for collecting lichens and diatoms.

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Loans to SI (1948-1949)

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Interdepartmental Loans (1948-1949)

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Maxon, William R. and E. P. Killip. Memoranda on determined and undetermined specimens (1945-1950)

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Llano, G. A. Radio appearances, news releases, and popular lectures.

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Llano, G. A. Scientific papers in manuscript.

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Maxon, William R. Herbarium protection during World War II (1941-1943).

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Manuscripts and Notes (4 volumes)

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Memoranda - Administrative (1897-1930) (4 volumes)

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Memoranda- Administrative (1931-1938) (3 volumes)

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Annual Reports (1913-1921) (1 volume)

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Rose's Research Notes (15 folders)

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Map of the south of Peru and part of Bolivia showing the Peruvian railway extending into Bolivia, 1913 (Accession 12-357)

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August 13, 1926. Mrs. W. B. Collom, Payson, Arizona. My dear Mrs. Collom: Your letter of August 3d is just at hand. Thank you very much for the information that you send me regarding the [[underlined]] Dudleya [[/underlined]]. I should be very glad indeed to get some specimens this fall. I am not familiar with the plant that you call the mescal plant from your region. Is this a Cactus? You ought to have it identified. If you wish to send me a specimen I will be very glad indeed to do this for you. I am leaving, however, in a day or two and shall be away from the city for about three weeks. Yours very truly, J. N. Rose Associate Curator, Division of Plants.
Payson, Arizona. August 3, 1926. Dr. J. N. Rose, Washington D.C. My Dear Dr. Rose, Your letter of June 16 [[superscript]] [[underlined]] th [[/superscript]] [[/underlined]] was received and found me with some visitors in camp. I was so busy & had no opportunity to go up on the mountains to examine the Cotyledons. I had some growing in camp, but I wanted to see the Cotyledons "in place", (as a mining man would say.) and see if being transplanted made any difference. Several years ago I noticed on plants that I had brought to camp the white powder you mentioned. I carefully examined a number of plants on the mountain, the [[underlined]] exact [[/underlined]] spot from which I sent the last ones to you, and I found without exception that every plant had the powder on it. It may be that it is a protection, or rather something to help the plant through the excessively hot & dry season which follows its blooming. (Just a fancy of mine.) The Cotyledons bloom from late April to early
June - some a little early, others a little late. Here in this section, (probably in others also.) we have the [[underlined]] hottest [[/underlined]] & [[underlined]] driest [[/underlined]] season of the year [[insertion]] during May & June. [[/insertion]] The plants almost die down during the summer. I want to watch them this fall and see just when they are right for transplanting, so that you can be sure of having some bloom next spring. I will send the little cactus you mentioned soon. Would you like any small mescal plants? I am not sure of its technical name, but it is the plants from which the Indians make a drink "Tiswin" or "Tulapai". The drink is similar to the drink "Tequila" made by the Mexicans from the Maguey plants. The mescal is now in bloom & is striking in its orange brilliance. If at any time, I can serve you in any way, please let me know. Yours very truly, Rose E. Collom (Mrs. W. B. Collom.)
Payson, Arizona. April 7, 1924. Dr J N. Rose. Washington D.C. My Dear Dr. Rose, I am very glad that the specimens I sent you recently reached you in fair condition - later on I will send you the seeds; - this year I shall plant the seeds and watch them. A few days ago I was on one of my "hikes", (I walk every where.) and found the Cotyledons growing on a hill about three miles from the first place I discovered them. I shall try and find just how far along my range, the Matzatgals, they are growing. I know exactly the conditions under which they thrive. The ones that I planted in camp are growing nicely and will soon be blooming. (Planted in Feb. 1923.) I shall watch carefully for the other kind you mentioned, also the small cactus with hooked spines. I feel greatly honored in having a plant named for me and it was so very kind of Dr. Thornber to suggest it. I shall try and photograph my Cotyledon "in place" this spring. I only wish that you and Dr. Thornber might see
how bright and gay the little plants look blooming among the rocks on an almost barren mountain side. I am particularly fond of a small lily we have - "Mission Bells" or "Orange Bells". It had been found only once before in Arizona when I sent in my specimen to Dr. Thornber. It is so shy and dainty and not abundant. It grows at an altitude of not less than 5000 ft. At any time if there is any way in which I can serve you, please let me know. I sent you those other Cotyledons because I had the opportunity of mailing them promptly, and they were prettier than the others I had sent. Thanking you for your letter. I am Yours very truly Rose E. Collom. (Mrs. W. B. Collom)
March 25, 1924. Mrs. W. B. Collom, Payson, Arizona. My dear Mrs. Collom: Your very interesting letter of March 16 and also the box of specimens mentioned therein, reached me this morning. The plants are in very good condition and they have enabled me to prepare a fairly accurate description. I have also sent on a part of the material to the New York Botanical Garden and have asked them that a painting be made of the plant if it is received in good condition. I have had this plant under observation for more than twenty years and have specimens from a number of collectors who have found it in Northwestern Arizona, but I have never had before such good material for study. It gives me great pleasure to say that I believe the species has not been described, and at Professor Thornber's suggestion I am naming the plant [[underlined]] Dudleya collomae [[/underlined]] There is of course a possibility that the plant may have already been described and I will make further investigation before my description is finally published. There is a second species found in Arizona which has much broader leaves and different flowers which I described a short time ago as a species, calling it [[underlined]] Dudleya arizonica [[/underlined]]. It is possible that you may find still other plants of this relationship in the mountains of Western Arizona in which case I should be very glad indeed if you would send me specimens. I am asking the National Museum to send you two franks for this purpose. Recently I described a new cactus from Western Arizona, this is a little plant about the size of a small orange, it had some of the spines hooked. I wonder if you know of this plant. Very truly yours, Associate Curator Division of Plants.
[[strikethrough]] [[circled]] 1 [[/circled]] 1 [[/strikethrough]] Payson. Arizona. March 16, 1924. Dr. J. N. Rose. The Smithsonian Institution. Washington D.C. Dear Sir. [[insertion]] 24.[[underlined]] 76 [[/underlined]] ? [[/insertion]] I am sending you some specimens of the Cotyledon that I discovered on the mountains near me. If they do not live, I will send others later on. Dr. J. J. Thornber of the U of A at Tucson, writes me that you consider this Cotyledon a new species. I am very proud to hear this, for I should be very glad to know that I had found something new. [[insertion]] ] [also name] [[/insertion]] I first discovered this plant several years ago, but did not send it in for identification at that time. It is not abundant and I know of but two places in which it is found - a few miles apart. When in full bloom it is very attractive, such a gay and pretty flower brightening a mountain side of rocks. I find it growing on a south exposure, and always its roots are underneath the rocks, and at an altitude of 5000 ft.
I brought some plants down to my camp and they grew and bloomed nicely. In planting them I gave them a south exposure and after covering their roots with dirt, I placed rocks over the roots. I imagine the rocks protect the roots from our very hot sun, and probably help retain the moisture. I am watching to see if the seeds mature, and if the young plants are propagated by the root or seed. This year I shall plant some seed carefully. I believe that high up in our canyons and mountains there are many new plants to be discovered. I love nature, and am particularly interested in the flowers and trees and birds in and near my camp. I live right against the Mazatzal Mts. in northern Gila Co., fifty miles north of the Roosevelt Dam. I am hoping to have Dr. and Mrs. Thornber visit us this spring, as I have a lot of interesting plants to show them. I should like to know if the Cotyledons reach you in good condition. Yours very truly Rose E. Collom (Mrs. W. B. Collom)