Finding-Aid for the George Engelmann Papers (MSS041)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

Correspondence from George Engelman to Garland Carr Broadhead 1864-1884

Correspondence from George Engelman to the Academy of Science of St. Louis 1906: March

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Descriptive Summary

CreatorEngelmann, George, 1809-1884
TitleGeorge Engelmann. Papers,
Dates: 1864-1884.
Quantity: 40 items
Identification: MSS041

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Biographical Note

George Engelmann (2 February 1809 – 4 February 1884) was a German-American botanist. He was instrumental in describing the flora of the west of North America, then very poorly-known; he was particularly active in the Rocky Mountains and northern Mexico.

Engelmann's botanical collection, valuable as containing the original specimens from which many western plants have been named and described, was given to the Missouri Botanical Garden. This gift led to the founding of the Henry Shaw School of Botany as a department of Washington University, St. Louis, where an Engelmann professorship of botany has been established by Shaw in his honor.

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of letters from Engelmann to Broadhead concerning nomenclature and classification of plant specimens collected by Broadhead, with occasional other botanical notes. Included is one letter, March 1906, from Broadhead to the Academy of Science of St. Louis, giving the letters to the Academy and explaining their origin.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restriction

None

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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Administrative Information

Source of Collection

From the Academy of Science of St. Louis. Accession 894.

Accruals

Interfiled within collection or by accession at end of collection.

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Box and Folder Listing

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Correspondence from George Engelman to Garland Carr Broadhead, 1864-1884 (39 items)

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Correspondence from George Engelman to the Academy of Science of St. Louis, 1906: March (1 item)

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