Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7155
Greene, Edward Lee, 1843-1915
Edward Lee Greene Collection, 1897, 1936
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.
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Orcutt, Charles Russell, 1864-1929
- Greene, Edward Lee, 1843-1915
- University of California (1868-1952)
- Catholic University of America
- United States National Museum. Department of Botany
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7155, Edward Lee Greene Collection