Harvard Botany Libraries

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The Harvard University Herbaria house five comprehensive, non-circulating research libraries that are managed collectively as the Botany Libraries. The combined collections are rich repositories of rare books, manuscripts, field notes, and historical correspondence, as well as current monographs, journals and electronic media. Each of the libraries have archives that document the associated specimen collections.

- The Arnold Arboretum Library in Cambridge specializes in the identification and classification of Old World plants with emphasis on Asia. Subject areas cover systematic botany, floras of the Old World, taxonomy, dendrology, early forestry, and other materials on woody plants.

- The Economic Botany Library of Oakes Ames specializes in materials related to economic botany or the commercial exploitation of plants. Subject areas cover ethnobotany, medicinal plants, hallucinogens and narcotics, crop plants, edible and poisonous plants, herbals and other rare pre-Linnean works, and Linneana.

- The Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany specializes in organisms that reproduce by spores, without flowers or seeds. Subject areas cover fungi, bryophytes, lichens, algae, and pre-Linnean works.

- The Gray Herbarium Library specializes in the identification and classification of New World plants with emphasis on North American plants. Subject areas cover systematic botany, taxonomy, floras of the New World, bibliography, the history of botany, and pre-Linnean works.

- The Oakes Ames Orchid Library specializes exclusively on the identification and classification of the orchid family or Orchidaceae.

Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Botanical notebook, 1880-1887. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Botanical notebook, 1880-1887. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Notebook containing a chronological list of plants and where they were found, chiefly Massacusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Illinois.

112 pages: 34% transcribed, 4% needs review
Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Botanical notebook, 1882.  Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium,, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Botanical notebook, 1882. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium,, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Notebook containing a chronological narrative of what Deane did and plants he found on field trips in 1882; localities include Southborough and Cambridge, Mass.; Shelburne, N.H.; and Wells, Me. Includes a list of contacts with addresses at the end of the notebook, with a note about the Winthrop...

95 pages: 4% transcribed, 96% needs review
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