Hayden Survey Group, 1877

ID: 19660 or MAH-19660

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1877

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder: 2

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Summary

Hayden Survey Group (United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1871-1877) seated at a field luncheon table outside a tent. L to R: unknown; Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker; unknown; Asa Gray; Mrs. Strachey; Mrs. Asa Gray; unknown; Dr. Lambourne; James Stevenson; Lt. Gen. Sir Richard Strachey, R.E.; Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden; unknown. Black servant stands to the right of the group. Hooker, president of the Royal Society of London, was making a botanical tour of the United States with Professor Asa Gray of Harvard. Gray and Hooker subsequently published an essay on the geographical distribution of plants in the Rockies, a reflection in their interest in Darwinian evolution. Specimens from the survey were deposited at the Smithsonian Institution.

Subject

  • Gray, Asa 1810-1888
  • Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887
  • Strachey, Richard Sir 1817-1908
  • Hayden Survey
  • United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1871-1877
  • Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

See A. Hunter Dupree's volume on Asa Gray, pp. 406-408.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder: 2

Contact information

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

Date

1877

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Topic

  • Discovery and exploration
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Strachey, Mrs
  • Hooker, Joseph Dalton
  • Equipment
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Plants
  • Lambourne, Dr
  • Camping
  • African Americans
  • Botany
  • Camping--Equipment and supplies

Place

  • United States
  • West (U.S.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

19660 or MAH-19660

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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