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Record Unit 7155

Greene, Edward Lee, 1843-1915

Edward Lee Greene Collection, 1897, 1936

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Greene, Edward Lee, 1843-1915
Title: Edward Lee Greene Collection
Dates: 1897, 1936
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7155
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of correspondence with Charles Russell Orcutt concerning Cactaceae, 1897; and a typescript for "Landmarks of Botanical History: A Study of Certain Epochs in the Development of the Science of Botany, Part 2, prior to 1717 A. D.," 695 pages. This typescript is dated 1936 and apparently was typed from the manuscript which Greene was working on at the time of his death in 1915.

Historical Note

Edward L. Greene (1843-1915) was a Professor of Botany at the University of California, 1885-1895, and Catholic University, 1895-1904. He became an Associate in Botany at the Smithsonian in 1904 and retained that title until his death. Greene's work at the Smithsonian was primarily concerned with the history of botany, and he published "Landmarks of Botanical History, Part 1, Prior to 1562, A. D." as part of volume LIV of the Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections in 1909.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection includes correspondence with Charles Russell Orcutt concerning Cactaceae, 1897; and a typescript for "Landmarks of Botanical History: A Study of Certain Epochs in the Development of the Science of Botany, Part 2, Prior to 1717 A. D.," 695 pages. This typescript is dated 1936 and apparently was typed from the manuscript which Greene was working on at the time of his death in 1915.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7155, Edward Lee Greene Collection

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Container List

Box 1

Manuscript, pp. 1-108

Box 1 of 1

Manuscript, pp. 109-212

Box 1 of 1

Manuscript, pp. 213-334

Box 1 of 1

Manuscript, pp. 335-509

Box 1 of 1

Manuscript, pp. 510-695

Box 1 of 1

Selected Correspondence, 1897 and undated

Box 1 of 1