Roxana Judkins Stinchfield Ferris (1895-1978)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0592]

Creator: Ferris, Gordon Floyd 1893-1958

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

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Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

After Roxana Judkins Stinchfield Ferris (1895-1978) received an A.M. in botany from Stanford University (1916), she joined the research and curatorial staff of the university's Dudley Herbarium. Throughout her career, which continued after the death of her husband, Stanford entomologist Gordon Floyd Ferris (1893-1958), and even after her official retirement in 1963, she collected over 14,000 botanical specimens, served as co-editor of the classic reference work Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States, and wrote such books as Death Valley Wildflowers and Flowers of Point Reyes National Seashore.

Subject

  • Ferris, Gordon Floyd 1893-1958
  • Ferris, Roxana S (Roxana Stinchfield) 1895-
  • Stanford University
  • Dudley Herbarium

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

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Topic

  • Women scientists
  • Plants
  • Wild flowers
  • Botany

Place

  • Point Reyes National Seashore (Calif.)
  • Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0592]