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George Engelmann Papers


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Correspondence from George Engelman to Garland Carr Broadhead

Correspondence from George Engelman to the Academy of Science of St. Louis

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George Engelmann Papers, 1864-1884 | MS Manuscripts

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Predominant Dates:1864-1884

ID: MS/MS/ms041

Primary Creator: Engelmann, George, 1809-1884

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 02/07/1968

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The George Engelmann Papers consists of letters from Engelmann to Garland Carr Broadhead concerning nomenclature and classification of plant specimens collected by Broadhead, with occasional other botanical notes. Included is one letter, March 1906, from Broadhead to the Academy of Science of St. Louis, giving the letters to the Academy and explaining their origin

Collection Historical Note

George Engelmann (February 2, 1809 – February 4, 1884) was a German-American botanist. He was instrumental in describing the flora of the west of North America, then very poorly-known; he was particularly active in the Rocky Mountains and northern Mexico.

Engelmann's botanical collection, valuable as containing the original specimens from which many western plants have been named and described, was given to the Missouri Botanical Garden. This gift led to the founding of the Henry Shaw School of Botany as a department of Washington University, St. Louis, where an Engelmann professorship of botany has been established by Shaw in his honor.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

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Acquisition Source: Gift of the Academy of Science of St. Louis

Acquisition Method: Accession number 894

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

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