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Louis David von Schweinitz and John Torrey correspondence, 1820-1832
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Louis David von Schweinitz and John Torrey correspondence, 1820-1832

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Series: John Torrey papers ; series 1, correspondence.

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Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834

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Correspondence from Louis David von Schweinitz to John Torrey, dated 1820-1832, discussing a multitude of plants (multi-page lists of species are frequently included with letters), particularly cryptogamia; his frequent bouts of ill health; and the activities of their friends and associates. His tone is nearly always warm, patient and fatherly (upon receiving news of Torrey's marriage: "I hope it is not too late to express my sincere congratulations upon your conversion from celibacy...")-- except when confronted with the antics of Rafinesque. "I wonder whether you have seen that most extraordinary & impertinent publication which Rafinesque has just issued-- on every possible subject under the title of Atlantic Journal, " he writes in 1832. "He is doubtless a man of intense knowledge-- as badly digested as may be & crack brained I am sure." Obsolete and unresolved plant names mentioned include Agnostus, Aira compressa, Aira pumila, Blitum maritimum, Carex subulata, Gerardia, Girardia auriculata, Gymnopodium, Hepatica, and Scirpus planifolius.

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Algae , American Philosophical Society , Andreaea , Anemone , Aster , Blysmus compressus , Botanical specimens , Botrychium simplex , Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de, 1778-1841 , Carex , Carex collinsii , Catalogue of plants, growing spontaneously within , Chenopodium rubrum , Collins, Zaccheus, 1764-1831 , Conrad, Solomon White, 1779-1831 , Cooper, William, 1798?-1864 , Correspondence , Cryptogamia , Cyperus , Darlington, William, 1782-1863 , De Kay, James E. (James Ellsworth), 1792-1851 , Denke, Christian F., 1775-1838 , Dewey, Chester, 1784-1867 , Drummond, Thomas, -1835 , Elliott, Stephen, 1771-1830 , Filices , Fries, Elias, 1794-1878 , Fungi , Gramineae , Gratiola neglecta , Greville, Robert Kaye, 1794-1866 , Halsey, Abraham, 1790-1857 , Hedwig, Johannes, 1730-1799 , Herbarium , Heuchera , Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865 , Hypnum , Jungermannia , Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de, , Le Conte, John Eatton, 1784-1860 , Lederer, Alois Joseph Xavier, Baron von, 1773-1842 , Leucodon sciuroides , Lichenes , Lindley, John, 1799-1865 , Long, Stephen H. (Stephen Harriman), 1784-1864 , Martius, Karl Friedrich Philipp von, 1794-1868 , Monotropsis , Mortimer, Benjamin, Rev., -1834 , Muhlenberg, Henry, 1753-1815 , Musci , Nees von Esenbeck, C. G. (Christian Gottfried), 17 , Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859 , Panicum , Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878 , Poa annua , Prince, William Robert, 1795-1869 , Rafinesque, C. S. (constantine Samuel), 1783-1840 , Saynish, Lewis, Dr., active 1832 , Schwaegrichen, F. (Friedrich), 1775-1853 , Schweinitz, Lewis David von, 1780-1834 , Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864 , Solidago , Splachnum , Sprengel, Kurt Polycarp Joachim, 1766-1833 , Targionia , Thorburn, George C , Torrey, John, 1796-1873 , Tuber cibarium , Utricularia , Viola , Wm. R. Prince & Co , Woodsia

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John Torrey Papers

New York Botanical Garden

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English

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OCLC: 1048361958

 

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