Hardy Bryan Croom and John Torrey correspondence, 1834-1837


Hardy Bryan Croom and John Torrey correspondence, 1834-1837

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Series: John Torrey papers, series 1, correspondence


Croom, Hardy Bryan, 1798-1837




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Correspondence from Hardy Bryan Croom to John Torrey, dated 1834-1837, discussing personal and botanical matters. Croom writes from both his home in New Bern, North Carolina, and northwestern Florida, where he has established a plantation and collects plants and other natural specimens. Croom make the occasional comment on the politics of the day, but speaks most often and most passionately about the plants of Florida. In the last two letters in the collection Croom discusses his plans to move his family to Charleston and Florida; the last letter is written six months before Croom and his entire family perished in a shipwreck on the way to their new home. Obsolete plant names mentioned include Catalpa cordifolia, Chaptalia integrifolia, Houstonia rotundifolia, Peucedanum ternatum, Nuttallia, Nyssa candicans, and Thyrsanthus.

In English.


Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia , Andromeda , Anoles , Argemone , Bachman, John, 1790-1874 , Baptisia , Botanical specimens , Boykinia , Catalogue of plants, native or naturalized, in the , Catalpa bignonioides , Chapman, A. W. (Alvan Wentworth), 1809-1899 , Chaptalia tomentosa , Citrus , Cleome , Correspondence , Croom, Hardy Bryan, 1797-1837 , Croomia , Curtis, M. A. (Moses Ashley), 1808-1872 , Elliott, Stephen, 1771-1830 , Elliottia , Florida , Gossypium , Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 , Herbarium , Hibiscus , Houstonia procumbens , Iresine , Magnolia , Malva , North American Gramineae and Cyperaceae , Nyssa ogeche , Obolaria virginica , Observations on the genus Sarracenia , Oxypolis ternata , Pinus palustris , Plants , Podocarpus , Poinsett, J. R. (Joel Roberts), 1779-1851 , Quercus , Rhamnus , Rhynchospora , Rudbeckia , Sarracenia , Smilax , Taxus , Torrey, John, 1796-1873 , Torreya taxifolia , Trillium sessile , Viola

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OCLC: 984691935


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