Guide to the Botanical Papers
1881-1973

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Ownbey Herbarium
Title: Botanical papers
Dates: 1881-1973 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4 containers. (2 linear feet of shelf space.) (960 items.)
Collection Number: Cage 53
Summary: Correspondence, notes, unprinted essays (including a biography of R.M. Horner), and field notebooks relating to the collection of botanical specimens for the Washington State University Ownbey Herbarium and for general distribution. Among the approximately fifty collectors represented are E.R. Bogusch, Lincoln Constance, J.S. Cotton, Arthur Cronquist, Henry Darlington, W.W. Eggleston, Thomas Howell, and Frank Kreager.
Repository: Washington State University Libraries
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
(509) 335-6691
http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/
mascref@wsu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The Washington State University Ownbey Herbarium was founded in the 1890s. It was named in 1974 after Marion Ownbey, who served as head of the Herbarium from 1939-1974.

Content Description

The Botanical Papers, 1881-1973, consists of correspondence, notes, unprinted essays and field notebooks, most of which relate to plant specimens accessioned by the Ownbey Herbarium.A large number of items are the collection books of various collectors of botanical specimens, both for the Ownbey Herbarium and for general distribution. Some correspondence of herbarium personnel, especially Edwin R. Bogusch, Lincoln Constance and Arthur Cronquist is included in this collection. Additionally, drafts of unpublished essays and plant surveys are included.

Other Descriptive Information

Though closely related to the activities of the herbarium, these materials have the characteristics of personal papers, and therefore are not regarded as constituting a formal archival record group of the herbarium.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation :  

[Item Description]. Cage 53, Botanical papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Teh papers are arranged in alphabetical order by author.

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection of botanical documents were transferred to the Washington State University Library in 1975 from the university’s Ownbey Herbarium.

Related Materials :  

Additional Botanical manuscripts in MASC may be found in the following collections:

Cage 318 Beattie, Rolla Kent Papers, 1899-1956

Cage 316 Cusick, William Conklin Papers, 1906-1924

Cage 317 Piper, Charles Vancouver Papers, 1888-1926

Cage 319 St. John, Harold Papers, 1912-1957

Cage 315 Suksdorf, Wilhelm Nicolaus Papers, 1867-1935


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Box/Folder
1 / 1 Becon, Marion. Field Notebooks, , 1951-1952
1 item.
1 / 2 Beaverhead Plants, , undated
1 item.
1 / 3 Bogusch, Edwin Robert. Correspondence. Correspondents include: Leroy Abrams, H. Andres, Sidney F. Blake, T. A. Bonser, Willima J. Boone, F. F. Crevecoeur, J. E. Graff, H. Hapeman, V. T. Heidenreich, Marcus E. Jones, William R. Maxon, Fermen L. Pickett, Benjamin L. Robinson, Paul Standley, Harold St. John, Henry K. Swenson, Charles A. Weatherby and Edgar T. Wherry. , 1930-1933
52 items.
1 / 4 Colorado Agricultural College Herbarium. Exchange List, , 1896
1 item.
1 / 5 Constance, Lincoln. Papers. List of plants collected, , 1934-1935
3 items.
1 / 5 Constance, Lincoln. Correspondence. Correspondents include: D. R. Crookshanks, Gladys DeNeff, Mae E. Dennis, Vivian L. Dotts, Walter S. Flory Jr., David D. Keck, F. B. Laney, E. G. MacFarleane, E. H. Moss, Leslie Muller, Adolf Pascher, E. M. Phillipson, Charles Piper Smith, Edward C. Townsend, Fred A. Warren, Ed Zaring, and U. H. Zuberbuhler. , 1935-1939
33 items.
1 / 6 Cotton, J. S. List of plants, with collection numbers, , 1902
1 item.
1 / 7 Cronquist, Arthur. Correspondence. Correspondents include: Alan J. Beetle, Charles A. Berger, Sidney F. Blake, J. P. M. Brenan, J. H. Christ, Robert T. Clausen, Earl L. Core, Ray T. Davis, Joseph A. Ewan, Roxana Ferris, R. K. Godfrey, H. T. Harkness, John Thomas Howell, Donal G. Huttleston, Louis H. Jordal, David D. Keck, George H. M. Lawrence, Ernst Mayr, Gerald Ownbey, K. F. Parker, A. E. Porsild, C. L. Porter, H. W. Rickett, Ernest Rouleau, John Thieret and Oswald Tippo. , 1948-1951
45 items.
1 / 8 Crow, John H. List of Plants Collected, Cooper River Delta, Alaska, , 1963
1 item.
1 / 9 Darlington, Henry T. Plants collected in the Blue Mountains, annotated list; notes on itinerary and map of route, , 1963.
5 items.
1 / 10 Daubenmire, Rexford. Plants collected on Freezout Mountain, twelve miles east of Clarika, , 1961.
1 item.
1 / 11 Davis, Jared. Field Notebook,, 1951-1953
1 item.
1 / 12 Eggleston, Willard W. Plants collected in Washington, , 1916
1 item.
1 / 13 Fiker, Charles B. Catalogue of the Charles B. Fiker Collection of Okanogan County Plants donated to the State College in , 1935
1 item.
1 / 14 Fye, R. E. Field Notebooks, , 1951
1 item.
1 / 15 Gehrman, Kenneth H. Field Notebooks, , 1949
1 item.
1 / 16 Harris, S. W. Field Notebooks, , 1950-1951
1 item.
1 / 17 Hatch, Winslow R. Field Notebooks, Central America and Caribbean, and some related correspondence, , 1937-1945
20 items.
1 / 18 Horner, Donald. Robert Messinger Horner 1854-1910 [draft essay], n.d., and some related correspondence, , 1949
4 items.
1 / 19 Howell, Thomas J. Papers, consisting of 1) catalog, presumably of 1881 2) catalog of 1883 3) list of plants in Herbarium of E. L. Greene, presumed to be in Howell's hand 4) notes for a Flora, also presumed to be in Howell's hand.
4 items.
1 / 20 Huntley, M. C. Field Notebooks, , 1952
1 item.
2 / 21 Johansen, Carl. Vetches and Vetch-like Plants of Northwestern Washington with keys and descriptions of Vicia and Lathuyrus, [draft essay] , undated
2 items.
2 / 22 Jones, George Neville. A Preliminary Report on the Weed Flora of Washington, [draft essay] , 1927
1 item.
2 / 23 Jones, George Neville. Weeds of Washington, [draft essay] , 1931
1 item.
2 / 24 Jones, Quentin. Filed Data on Alaskan Plant Collection, , 1951
1 item.
2 / 25 Keys to the Species of Bromus, , undated
1 item.
2 / 26 King, James R. Field Notebook, , 1951-1952
1 item.
2 / 27 Kreager, Frank O. Plants of Northeastern Washington. Catalog, determinations by C. V. Piper, and field notebook., 1902
5 items.
2 / 28 Larrison, Earl. Plants collected on the Janiper Forest Preeserve, , October 1975
1 item.
2 / 29 Lingenfetter, Richard L. Lists of plants collected and notes, , 1948-1949
100 items.
2 / 30 Long, William. List of Plants collected at the Mt. Stuart Region, Chelan County, , 1947
1 item.
2 / 31 Miscellaneous correspondence. Correspondents include E. R. Lake, R. A. Cooley, and Rex Hunt. , 1896-1911
20 items.
2 / 32 Mooman, J. G. List of Plants Collected, , 1957
2 items.
2 / 33 Moore, William R. ; Moore, Jacqueline P. Plants of Texas Collected by William R. and Jacqueline P. Moore, , 1941
1 item.
2 / 34 Murphey, James R. Field Notebook, , 1947
1 item.
2 / 35 Notes on the history of the nomenclature dispute, , undated
2 items.
2 / 36 Otis, Ira C. Herbarium of Mr. Ira C. Otis, , 1936
1 item.
2 / 37 Parker, Charles S. List of Plants Collected During , Spring and Summer, 1922
1 item.
2 / 38 Pollock, W. M. West Virginia Plants, [catalog] , 1895
1 item.
3 / 39 Reed, Robert M. Wind River Mountains Collection Data; list, with notes, , 1966
1 item.
3 / 40 Rogers, H. Thomas, et. al. Columbia River Plant Survey, , 1939-1940
2 items.
3 / 41 Smith, Leslie H. Field Notebook, Pullman Virgin Prairie, 1930, Benton and Yakima Counties, , 1929
1 item.
3 / 42 Solf, John David. List of plants collected in AlaskaSolf, John David. Letter of explanation re: List of plants collected in Alaska., 1959, 1963
4 items.
3 / 43 Sprague, Roderick. List of Plants Collected by Roderick Sprague during summer of 1922 in Snohomish, Skagit and San Juan Counties. , 1922
1 item.
3 / 44 Stevens, Jerome David. Field Notebook, Oregon, , 1963
1 item.
3 / 45 Townsend, Edwad C. Material relative to herbarium of E. C. Townsend, press clippings, reprints of article describing herbarium, , 1936-1937
15 items.
3 / 46 Trivette, Edward. Field Notebooks, , 1950-1951
2 items.
3 / 47 Vasey, George R. List of plants [presumably transcribed by C. V. Piper] collected in , 1889
1 item.
3 / 48 Ward, George H. Field Notebook, , 1946
1 item.
3 / 49 Washington State University. List of Plants Collected on Summer Field Trip of , 1941
2 items.
3 / 50 Weber, William A. Check lists of Plants of Washington [draft essay], , undated
1 item.
3 / 51 Wilson, C. B. Checklist of Shoshone County Idaho Plants Collected by C. B. Wilson, n.d.; Field Notebook, , 1941.
2 items.
3 / 52 Winecki, Lillian, et. al. Field Notebook, Yellowstone National Park, , 1942
1 item.
3 / 53 Wirsing, John M. Medicine Bow National Forest Collections, , 1972
1 item.
3 / 54 Witt, Jean Gleason. Field Notebooks, List of Plants Collected, , 1945-1948
7 items.
4 / 55 Unidentified card file listing Washington species, partially arranged by counties, with some data on type localities, written in several hands, , undated
600 items.
4 / 56 Wagner, Paul.Archival Material in the Marion Ownbey Herbarium, A Catalogue by P. Wagner, , 1975
10
4 / 57 Heller, A. A., Portrait, Chico, ca. 1918; Collection Expedition Idaho, ca. 1887-1888. Northwest collection, University of Washington Libraries.
3 items.
4 / 58 Hecht, Adolf. Correspondence [added November 1985, lrs] regarding Rudbeckia laciniate L. , 1935-1937.
7 items.

Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Personal Names :
  • Bogusch, Edwin Robert, 1905-
  • Constance, Lincoln, 1909-
  • Cotton, J. S.
  • Cronquist, Arthur
  • Darlington, Henry T.
  • Eggleston, W. W. (Willard Webster), b. 1863
  • Horner, Robert Messinger, 1854-1910
  • Howell, Thomas, 1842-1912
  • Kreager, Frank Oren, d. 1951
  • Corporate Names :
  • Ownbey Herbarium. --Archives  ( creator)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Botany -- Northwest, Pacific--History--Sources
    • Occupations :
    • Botanists--United States--Correspondence

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