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George Thurber and John Torrey correspondence, 1851-1869
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George Thurber and John Torrey correspondence, 1851-1869

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Related/Analytical: New York Botanical Garden Archives.

Series: John Torrey papers ; series 1, correspondence.

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Thurber, George, 1821-1890

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Correspondence from George Thurber to John Torrey, dated 1851-1869. The correspondence begins with Thurber in Texas, working on the Boundary Survey. He moves on to Providence, Rhode Island, and two main themes emerge in his letters-- botanical work, and a seemingly endless search for adequate employment. The latter gradually takes over Thurber's later letters, along with bouts of malaria in the moquito-ridden landscape of Lansing, Michigan, and concerns about the political climate of the country as the 1860s begin. Obsolete plant names mentioned include Cereus giganteus, Cereus thurberi, Dalea spinosa, Fougeria, Megarrhiza, and Vilfa utilis.

In English.

Subjects

Allen, Philip, 1785-1865 , Bailey, Jacob Whitman, 1811-1857 , Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886 , Bentham, George, 1800-1884 , Bigelow, John M. (John Milton), 1804-1878 , Botanical specimens , Bouteloua aristidoides , Carnegiea gigantea , Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903 , College of Pharmacy of the City of New York , Cooper, Peter, 1791-1883 , Correspondence , Darlington, William, 1782-1863 , Doremus, Robert Ogden, 1824-1906 , Durand, Elias, 1794-1873 , Emory, William H. (William Hemsley), 1811-1887 , Engelmann, George, 1809-1884 , Eriogonum , Filices , Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890 , Gramineae , Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 , Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865 , Le Conte, John Eatton, 1784-1860 , Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864 , Marah , Martius, Karl Friedrich Philipp von, 1794-1868 , Michaux, François André, 1770-1855 , Michigan Agricultural College , Muhlenbergia utilis , Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859 , Olney, Stephen T. (Stephen Thayer), 1812-1878 , Parry, C. C. (Charles Christopher), 1823-1890 , Pitcher, Zina, 1797-1872 , Plants , Psorothamnus spinosus , Reese, David Meredith, 1800-1861 , Sedum , Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872 , Thurber, George, 1821-1890 , Torrey, John, 1796-1873 , Torreya , United States , United States and Mexican Boundary Survey , United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) , Whipple, Amiel Weeks, 1817?-1863 , Ziziphus

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John Torrey Papers

New York Botanical Garden

Language

English

Identifiers

OCLC: 1051773013

 

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