Portraits of Oscar Brefeld and Karl von Goebel

ID: SIA2007-0368

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Paper

Date: 1892

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Box 2, Folder: Brefeld, Oscar

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Summary

A copy of print portraits from the Swedish horticulture journal, Acta horti Bergiani, Bd II, No. 2, Tafl. 27 (1892). The portrait to the left is Julius Oscar Brefeld (1839-1925), a German botanist who was an expert in mycology, or the study of fungi, at age 53. The portrait to the right is of Karl Immanuel Eberhard Ritter von Goebel (1855-1932), a German botanist who specialized in the anatomy, morphology, and developmental physiology of plants.

Subject

  • Goebel, K (Karl) 1855-1932
  • Brefeld, Oscar 1839-1925

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Julius Oscar Brefeld studied in Heidelberg and Berlin. In 1878, he became a lecturer of botany at the Eberswalde Forestry Academy at Eberswalde. Then in 1882, Brefeld joined the University of Münster as a professor of botany and manager of its botanical gardens. He retired in 1909.
  • Karl Immanuel Eberhard Ritter von Goebel attended the University of Tuebingen. In 1880, Goebel became a lecturer at the University of Wuerzburg. He became an associate professor at Strasbourg in 1881, and 1882 associate professor at the University of Rostock. In 1884, he established the botanical garden and a botanical institute at the University of Rostock. Later, Goebel held professorships at Marburg and the University of Munich. While at the University of Munich, Goebel helped establish and directed the Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg.
  • Both Brefeld and Goebel worked under Heinrich Anton de Bary, a founder of both plant pathology and modern mycology.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Box 2, Folder: Brefeld, Oscar

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1892

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Topic

  • Prints and Drawings
  • Mycology
  • Botany
  • Scientists
  • Plants
  • Botanists
  • Germans

Form/Genre

  • Paper
  • Document

ID Number

SIA2007-0368

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 6w x4h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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