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Edward Tuckerman and John Torrey correspondence, 1838-1856
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Edward Tuckerman and John Torrey correspondence, 1838-1856

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Related/Analytical: New York Botanical Garden Archives.

Series: John Torrey papers ; series 1, correspondence.

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Tuckerman, Edward, 1817-1886

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Correspondence from Edward Tuckerman to John Torrey, dated 1838-1856, discussing an enormous number of plant species, including a large number of lichens and alpine species. Torrey's junior by almost two decades, Tuckerman addresses him in exceedingly modest tones: in 1838, early in their correspondence, he opens a letter, "Dear Sir, I feel deeply the privilege I enjoy in thus addressing you." Five years later: "Excuse my boldness in thus speaking of my little paper." Tuckerman generously ascribes the frequent gaps in Torrey's correspondence to his busy schedule, though in a fragment of an undated letter to Asa Gray-- included in this collection-- a touch of hurt finds its way into his words. "I am sorry Dr. Torrey has still left my letter unnoticed-- as well as my book-- but I have no doubt he has reasons for it though I cannot imagine what they are." Obsolete and unresolved plant names mentioned include Asagraea, Aspidium aculeatum, Bartsia pallida, Ceratoschoenus, Ceratoschoenus corniculatus, Corallorhiza multiflora, Empetrum conradii, Geaster quadrifidum, Lactuca integrifolia, Lasierpa hispidula, Panicum clandestinum, Paspalum ciliatifolium, Psilocarya, Sphaeria densta, Trichelostylis mucronulata, Tubularia aquatica, Tuckermannia, and Ulmus racemosa.

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Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 , Agrostis , Algae , Arenaria , Balfour, John Hutton, 1808-1884 , Beck, Lewis C. (Lewis Caleb), 1798-1853 , Berkeley, M. J. (Miles Joseph), 1803-1889 , Betula , Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879 , Boissier, Edmond, 1810-1885 , Boletus , Boott, Francis, 1792-1863 , Botanical specimens , Brongniart, Adolphe, 1801-1876 , Brown, Robert, 1773-1858 , Buckley, S. B. (Samuel Botsford), 1809-1884 , Candolle, Alphonse de, 1806-1893 , Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de, 1778-1841 , Carex , Carey, John, 1797-1880 , Castilleja pallida , Ceanothus , Chenopodium , Chrysosplenium , Cistaceae , Cladonia , Corallorhiza maculata , Corema conradii , Coreopsis , Correspondence , Cutler, Manasseh, 1742-1823 , Cyperaceae , Darlington, William, 1782-1863 , Decaisne, Joseph, 1807-1882 , Delessert, Benjamin, baron, 1773-1847 , Dewey, Chester, 1784-1867 , Diapensia , Dichanthelium clandestinum , Digitaria , Duby, J. É. (Jean Étienne), 1798-1885 , Elatine americana , Eleocharis , Empetrum , Eschweiler, Franz Gerhard, 1796-1831 , Evernia , Festuca , Fimbristylis autumnalis , Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890 , Fries, Elias, 1794-1878 , Fungi , Galium verum , Gaudichaud, Charles, 1780?-1854 , Gaultheria hispidula , Gay, Jacques Étienne, 1786-1864 , Geastrum quadrifidum , Gnaphalium , Gratiola , Greene, B. D. (Benjamin Daniel), 1793-1862 , Greville, Robert Kaye, 1794-1866 , Guillemin, J. A. (Jean Baptiste Antoine), 1796-184 , Halsey, Abraham, 1790-1857 , Hepaticae , Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865 , Isolepis carinata , Juncus , Kunth, Karl Sigismund, 1788-1850 , Lambert, Aylmer Bourke, 1761-1842 , Lecanora ventosa , Leguminosae , Lehmann, Johann Georg Christian, 1792-1860 , Lichenes , Lindley, John, 1799-1865 , Lobelia dortmanna , Loudon, J. C. (John Claudius), 1783-1843 , Luzula , Lycopodium , Lysimachia nummularia , Macrae, W. F. (William Frederick) , Marchantia , Martius, Karl Friedrich Philipp von, 1794-1868 , Menzies, Archibald, 1754-1842 , Michaux, François André, 1770-1855 , Montagne, Jean François Camille, 1784-1866 , Mountain plants , Muhlenberg, Henry, 1753-1815 , Musci , Myriophyllum tenellum , Nephroma , Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859 , Oakes, William, 1799-1848 , Parmelia , Paronychia , Paspalum , Persoon, C. H. (Christiaan Hendrik), 1755-1837 , Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878 , Polygala , Polystichum tetragonum , Potamogeton , Potentilla , Pursh, Frederick, 1774-1820 , Quercus macrocarpa , Raffeneau-Delile, Alire, 1778-1850 , Ramalina menziesii , Rhizomorpha , Rhynchospora , Roccella , Rubus , Sabatia , Salix , Salix herbacea , Sartwell, H. P. (Henry Parker), 1792-1867 , Schaerer, Ludov. Emanuel, 1785-1853 , Schizaea , Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834 , Scleria , Sequoia , Sibbaldia procumbens , Smith, James Edward, 1759-1828 , Sprengel, Kurt Polycarp Joachim, 1766-1833 , Stellaria borealis , Stereocaulon , Sullivant, William Starling, 1803-1873 , Swartz, Olof, 1760-1818 , Tenore, Michele, 1780-1861 , Torrey, John, 1796-1873 , Tuckerman, Edward, 1817-1886 , Ulmus thomasii , Utricularia , Vaccinium , Vahl, M. (Martin), 1744-1804 , Veronica alpina , Viburnum , Wahlenberg, Georgius, 1780-1851 , Willis, Oliver R. (Oliver Rivington), 1815-1902 , Wright, Charles, 1811-1885 , Xyris , Zuccarini, J. G. (Joseph Gerhard), 1797-1848

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John Torrey Papers

New York Botanical Garden

Language

English

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OCLC: 1053625032

 

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