Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7442
Palmer, Edward, 1831-1911
Edward Palmer Papers, circa 1861-1914
Edward Palmer (1831-1913), a naturalist, had his greatest influence as a plant collector in the western United States and Mexico. He collected extensively for the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States National Museum between 1869 and 1910.
These papers include incoming correspondence, 1887-1901, mostly concerning Palmer's botanical collecting; notes from his collecting trips to the American west and Florida, circa 1861-1890; and a catalog of Palmer's papers, 1914.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7442, Edward Palmer Papers