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Accession 84-110

McClure, Floyd Alonzo, 1897-1970

Floyd Alonzo McClure Papers, 1966

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: McClure, Floyd Alonzo, 1897-1970
Title: Floyd Alonzo McClure Papers
Dates: 1966
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 84-110
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of an annotated page proof of Floyd Alonzo McClure's publication, "The Bamboos, A Fresh Perspective."

Historical Note

Floyd Alonzo McClure (1897-1970) was one of the world's leading authorities on the bamboo plant. Born in Shelby County, Ohio, McClure went to China as a teacher in 1919 after completing his undergraduate work at Ohio State University. He stayed in China for 24 years, working most of the time as professor of economic botany at Lingnan University in Canton. When the Japanese invaded China, McClure returned to the United States and became a consultant on bamboo for the United States Department of Agriculture. In the 1940s, he was appointed honorary research associate for the National Museum of Natural History, a position he held until his death in 1970.

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Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of an annotated page proof of Floyd Alonzo McClure's publication The Bamboos, A Fresh Perspective .

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-110, Floyd Alonzo McClure Papers

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Annotated page proof of McClure's The Bamboos: A Fresh Perspective

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