dcsimg
William E.A. Aiken and John Torrey correspondence, 1830-1862
Add this to your Mendeley library Report an error

Title

William E.A. Aiken and John Torrey correspondence, 1830-1862

Related Titles

Related/Analytical: New York Botanical Garden Archives.

Series: John Torrey papers ; series 1, correspondence.

By

Aiken, William E.A. (William Edward Augustin), 1807-1888

Type

Collection

Material

Archival material

Publication info

Notes:

Correspondence from William E.A. Aiken to John Torrey, dating from 1830-1862, discussing career prospects and plant specimens. Aiken's warm, candid letters solicit Torrey's opinions about plants and commiserate over the trials of job-hunting, article writing, and "the mysteries and drudgery of the Laboratory." Later letters are concerned with Aiken's supplemental position as Special Examiner of Drugs and Medicines for the Port of Baltimore, and his concerns about keeping the position in the wake of each subsequent presidential election. Among obsolete plant species mentioned are Poa canadensis, Prunus pubescens, Aspidium intermedium, Salix cerasifolia, Corydalis canadensis, Cardamine virginiana, and Geranium pusillum.

In English.

Subjects

Aiken, William E.A. (William Edward Augustin), 180 , Astragalus canadensis , Botanical specimens , Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de, 1778-1841 , Correspondence , Dicentra canadensis , Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842 , Epilobium palustre , Galium lanceolatum , Geranium dissectum , Glyceria canadensis , Glyceria fluitans , Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 , Mount Saint Marys College (Emmitsburg, Md.) , Organographie végétale , Phlox divaricata , Planodes virginicum , Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis , Ranunculus multifidus , Ribes lacustre , Sabatia angularis , Salix hastata , Stachys sylvatica , Torrey, John, 1796-1873 , Triglochin maritima , Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850 , University of Maryland (1812-1920)

BHL Collections:

John Torrey Papers

New York Botanical Garden

Call Number

PP

Language

English

Identifiers:

OCLC: 968152584

Find in a local library

Download MODS

<mods xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" version="3.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.loc.gov/mods/v3" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.loc.gov/mods/v3 http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/v3/mods-3-0.xsd">
<titleInfo>
<title>William E.A. Aiken and John Torrey correspondence, 1830-1862</title>
</titleInfo>
<name type="personal">
<namePart>Aiken, William E.A. (William Edward Augustin),</namePart>
<namePart type="date">1807-1888</namePart>
<role> <roleTerm type="text">creator</roleTerm>
</role>
</name>
<typeOfResource manuscript="yes">text</typeOfResource>
<genre authority="marcgt">book</genre>
<physicalDescription>
<form authority="marcform">print</form>
</physicalDescription><language>
<languageTerm authority="iso639-2b" type="text">English</languageTerm>
</language>
<note>Correspondence from William E.A. Aiken to John Torrey, dating from 1830-1862, discussing career prospects and plant specimens. Aiken&#39;s warm, candid letters solicit Torrey&#39;s opinions about plants and commiserate over the trials of job-hunting, article writing, and &quot;the mysteries and drudgery of the Laboratory.&quot; Later letters are concerned with Aiken&#39;s supplemental position as Special Examiner of Drugs and Medicines for the Port of Baltimore, and his concerns about keeping the position in the wake of each subsequent presidential election. Among obsolete plant species mentioned are Poa canadensis, Prunus pubescens, Aspidium intermedium, Salix cerasifolia, Corydalis canadensis, Cardamine virginiana, and Geranium pusillum.</note>
<note type="language">In English.</note>
<subject>
<topic>Aiken, William E.A. (William Edward Augustin), 180</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Astragalus canadensis</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Botanical specimens</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de, 1778-1841</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Correspondence</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Dicentra canadensis</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Epilobium palustre</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Galium lanceolatum</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Geranium dissectum</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Glyceria canadensis</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Glyceria fluitans</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Mount Saint Marys College (Emmitsburg, Md.)</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Organographie végétale</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Phlox divaricata</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Planodes virginicum</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Ranunculus multifidus</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Ribes lacustre</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Sabatia angularis</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Salix hastata</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Stachys sylvatica</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Torrey, John, 1796-1873</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Triglochin maritima</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850</topic>
</subject>
<subject>
<topic>University of Maryland (1812-1920)</topic>
</subject>
<classification authority="lcc">PP</classification>
<relatedItem>
<titleInfo>
<title>New York Botanical Garden Archives.</title>
</titleInfo>
</relatedItem>
<relatedItem type="series">
<titleInfo>
<title>John Torrey papers ; series 1, correspondence.</title>
</titleInfo>
</relatedItem>
<identifier type="uri">https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/125550</identifier>
<identifier type="oclc">968152584</identifier>
<recordInfo>
<recordContentSource authority="marcorg">VXG</recordContentSource>
</recordInfo>
</mods>

Download BibTeX citations

@book{bhl218382,
title = {William E.A. Aiken and John Torrey correspondence, 1830-1862 },
copyright = {Public domain. The BHL considers that this work is no longer under copyright protection.},
url = {https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/218382},
note = {https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/125550 --- Correspondence from William E.A. Aiken to John Torrey, dating from 1830-1862, discussing career prospects and plant specimens. Aiken's warm, candid letters solicit Torrey's opinions about plants and commiserate over the trials of job-hunting, article writing, and "the mysteries and drudgery of the Laboratory." Later letters are concerned with Aiken's supplemental position as Special Examiner of Drugs and Medicines for the Port of Baltimore, and his concerns about keeping the position in the wake of each subsequent presidential election. Among obsolete plant species mentioned are Poa canadensis, Prunus pubescens, Aspidium intermedium, Salix cerasifolia, Corydalis canadensis, Cardamine virginiana, and Geranium pusillum. --- In English.},
publisher = {},
author = {Aiken, William E.A. (William Edward Augustin),},
year = {1830-1862},
pages = {36},
keywords = {Aiken, William E.A. (William Edward Augustin), 180|Astragalus canadensis|Botanical specimens|Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de, 1778-1841|Correspondence|Dicentra canadensis|Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842|Epilobium palustre|Galium lanceolatum|Geranium dissectum|Glyceria canadensis|Glyceria fluitans|Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878|Mount Saint Marys College (Emmitsburg, Md.)|Organographie végétale|Phlox divaricata|Planodes virginicum|Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis|Ranunculus multifidus|Ribes lacustre|Sabatia angularis|Salix hastata|Stachys sylvatica|Torrey, John, 1796-1873|Triglochin maritima|Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850|University of Maryland (1812-1920)|},
}

Download RIS citations

TY - BOOK
TI - William E.A. Aiken and John Torrey correspondence, 1830-1862
UR - https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/218382
PY - 1830-1862
N1 - Correspondence from William E.A. Aiken to John Torrey, dating from 1830-1862, discussing career prospects and plant specimens. Aiken's warm, candid letters solicit Torrey's opinions about plants and commiserate over the trials of job-hunting, article writing, and "the mysteries and drudgery of the Laboratory." Later letters are concerned with Aiken's supplemental position as Special Examiner of Drugs and Medicines for the Port of Baltimore, and his concerns about keeping the position in the wake of each subsequent presidential election. Among obsolete plant species mentioned are Poa canadensis, Prunus pubescens, Aspidium intermedium, Salix cerasifolia, Corydalis canadensis, Cardamine virginiana, and Geranium pusillum. --- In English.
AU - Aiken, William E.A. (William Edward Augustin),
KW - Aiken, William E.A. (William Edward Augustin), 180
KW - Astragalus canadensis
KW - Botanical specimens
KW - Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de, 1778-1841
KW - Correspondence
KW - Dicentra canadensis
KW - Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842
KW - Epilobium palustre
KW - Galium lanceolatum
KW - Geranium dissectum
KW - Glyceria canadensis
KW - Glyceria fluitans
KW - Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
KW - Mount Saint Marys College (Emmitsburg, Md.)
KW - Organographie végétale
KW - Phlox divaricata
KW - Planodes virginicum
KW - Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis
KW - Ranunculus multifidus
KW - Ribes lacustre
KW - Sabatia angularis
KW - Salix hastata
KW - Stachys sylvatica
KW - Torrey, John, 1796-1873
KW - Triglochin maritima
KW - Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850
KW - University of Maryland (1812-1920)
ER -