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Peter D. Knieskern and John Torrey correspondence, 1836-1858
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Peter D. Knieskern and John Torrey correspondence, 1836-1858

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Related/Analytical: New York Botanical Garden Archives.

Series: John Torrey papers ; series 1, correspondence.

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Knieskern, Peter D., 1798-1871

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Correspondence from Peter D. Knieskern to John Torrey, dated 1836-1858. Knieskern's letters to Torrey combine personal news with a running tally of plant specimens being collected and sent, first to Torrey, and later to a great many of their mutual friends and acquaintances in the scientific community. Throughout, Knieskern chronicles his own difficulties in making ends meet as a small town physician, as well as the plight of his patients in factory towns in western New York. Knieskern later moves to New Jersey, becoming involved in the early days of the town of Manchester, and intimately associated with Torrey's brother William, founder of Manchester township. Obsolete and unresolved plant names mentioned include Ceratoschoenus, Dentaria, Diarrhena pumila, Helonias latifolia, Lecontia, Leiophyllum, Oakesia, Oakesia conradii, Phaca neglecta, Pyrola uliginosa, Rhus venenata, Sabbatia corymbosa, and Senecio balsamitae.

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Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 , Aristolochia , Aspidium , Aster , Astragalus neglecta , Baccharis halimifolia , Barratt, Joseph, 1796-1882 , Batchelder, John P. (John Putnam), 1784-1868 , Beck, Theodric Romeyn, 1791-1855 , Boott, Francis, 1792-1863 , Botanical specimens , Bradley, Samuel Beach, 1796-1880 , Buckley, S. B. (Samuel Botsford), 1809-1884 , Cardamine , Carex , Carex barrattii , Carey, John, 1797-1880 , Carpenter, William Marbury, 1811-1848 , Celtis occidentalis , Chapman, A. W. (Alvan Wentworth), 1809-1899 , Clitoria , Corema conradii , Correspondence , Crawe, I. B. (Ithamar Bingham), 1792-1847 , Curtis, M. A. (Moses Ashley), 1808-1872 , Cyperaceae , Cypripedium , Cypripedium spectabile , Darlington, William, 1782-1863 , De Kay, James E. (James Ellsworth), 1792-1851 , Dewey, Chester, 1784-1867 , Diarrhena , Dicksonia , Dracocephalum parviflorum , Drummond, Thomas, -1835 , Eleocharis , Emmons, Ebenezer, 1799-1863 , Engelmann, George, 1809-1884 , Erodium , Festuca , Floerkea proserpinacoides , Flora of New York state , FreĢmont, John Charles, 1813-1890 , Gaylussacia , Gentiana , Geranium , Geubel, Heinrich Karl, active 1845-1852 , Gramineae , Grant, S. Hastings (Seth Hastings), 1828-1910 , Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 , Halsted, M. B. (Mina B.), -1860 , Helonias bullata , Hippuris , Holton, Isaac F. (Isaac Farwell) , Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865 , Houghton, Douglass, 1809-1845 , Hudsonia , Kalmia , Knieskern, Peter D., 1798-1871 , Kunze, Gustav, 1793-1851 , Liquidambar , Ludwigia , Lupinus , Lycopodium , Lygodium palmatum , Meacham, I. N. (Isaac N.), -1854 , Mead, Samuel Barnum, 1798-1880 , Micromeria juliana , Natural History Survey , New Jersey , New York (State) , New York (State), Western , Nyssa sylvatica , Oakes, William, 1799-1848 , Ocean County , Olney, Stephen T. (Stephen Thayer), 1812-1878 , Oryzopsis , Packera paupercula , Panicum virgatum , Pinus , Plants , Proserpinaca pectinata , Pterospora andromedea , Pyrola asarifolia , Pyxidanthera , Rhynchospora , Rhynchospora capillacea , Rowell, Morse, 1816-1886 , Salix , Sartwell, H. P. (Henry Parker), 1792-1867 , Schenck, William Edward, 1819-1903 , Schizaea , Schizaea pusilla , Scirpus , Scleria , Solidago , Torrey, John, 1796-1873 , Torrey, William, 1797-1891 , Tuckerman, Edward, 1817-1886 , Ulmus , Vaccinium , Vasey, George, 1822-1893 , Viburnum , Vitis , West, Charles Edwin, 1809-1900 , Wiley & Putnam , Willis, Oliver R. (Oliver Rivington), 1815-1902 , Xerophyllum , Zoological specimens

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John Torrey Papers

New York Botanical Garden

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OCLC: 1028239505

 

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