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Summary

Includes early work on botanical specimens collected on the Wilkes Expedition; assistance provided by the Smithsonian to collectors in the West; publications on botany published by the Institution; growth of the National Herbarium through donation, purchase, and field work; and transfer of the collections to the custodianship of the USDA.

Author

Farlow, W. G (William Gilson) 1844-1919

editor

Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896

Subject

  • United States Dept. of Agriculture
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Exploring Expedition (USEE)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of its First Half Century (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1897

Topic

  • Plants
  • Museums
  • Museum publications
  • Botany

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