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; Journal, 1885-1886. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Journal, 1885-1886. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Consists of a journal chiefly detailing Deane's plant collecting and mounting activities, February 23, 1885-November 30, 1886. Also includes two letters from Deane to his wife, dated April 27th and April 29th, 1886.

194 pages: 17% complete (100% transcribed, 82% needs review)
Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Journal, 1890-1895. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Journal, 1890-1895. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Journal includes Deane's daily activities and notes on plant collecting, March 30, 1890-January 6, 1895, loose scraps found in the journal and two photographs of Deane on the summit of Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire.

Collaboration is restricted.

374 pages: 4% complete (85% transcribed, 80% needs review)
Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Journal, 1896-1899. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Journal, 1896-1899. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Journal includes Deane's activities and notes on plant collecting, December 27, 1896-June 1899, as well as one loose sheet detailing a fight between two English sparrows.

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408 pages: 1% complete (7% transcribed, 5% needs review)
Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Journals and datebooks, 1911-1912. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Journals and datebooks, 1911-1912. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Journal from 1911-1912 contains a chronological narrative of Deane’s activities and field trips; includes field notes and weather reports for various localities in New England, as well as his interactions with friends and professional aquaintances. The datebooks from 1911 and 1912 were used as a...

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172 pages: 1% complete (2% transcribed, 1% needs review)
Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Journals, 1903-1904. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Walter Deane (1848-1930) Papers; Journals, 1903-1904. Botany Libraries, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Mass.

Journals span from 1903-1904 and contain a chronological narrative of Deane"s activities and field trips. Entries include field notes regarding flora and fauna, particularly birds, and weather reports for various localities in New England, as well as interactions with friends and professional...

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115 pages: 1% complete (19% transcribed, 17% needs review)
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