A. O. Garrett papers, 1860-1947  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Garrett, A. O. (Albert Osbun), 1870-1948
A. O. Garrett papers
1860-1947 (inclusive)
3 boxes, (1.25 linear feet)
Collection Number
The A. O. Garrett papers consist of his book Spring Flora of the Wasatch Front along with correspondence related to his personal and professional career. The collection also contains general information such as plant identification lists and research related materials. Garrett was a botany professor.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this Collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Garrett was a botany professor who taught for East High School and Brigham Young University (BYU). He was consulted by various professors and botanists around the nation for his authority in Western American flora. Besides teaching, Garett also did work in regards to plant identification and classification both privately and through various agencies.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The A. O. Garrett papers consist of his book Spring Flora of the Wasatch Front. The book contains annotations by Garrett for the next edition of his work. Also included in this collection is his correspondence related to his private life and professional career.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the A. O. Garrett papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: A. O. Garrett papers, Accn 2482, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 2482.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

WritingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Spring Flora of the Wasatch Front

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 2-5
Personal correspondence
1 6-10
Business correspondence
These folders contain correspondence with Purdue University, the New York Botanical Garden, University of Minnesota and others.
2 1-4
Plant identification
2 5-11
Botanic related correspondence

Plant identification and research materialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Vascular plant, lists of identification and distribution correspondence
3 2
Science related briefs, articles and maps
3 3
Some early Spring Flowers of Salt Lake and Trees
3 4
3 5
Botanic explorations in Utah
3 6
Elias Durand: A Sketch on the botany of the basin of the Great Salt Lake of Utah
3 7
Plant classifications recorded by A.O. Garrett, J. W. Harrison, S. Flowers, and W. P. Cottam
3 8
Bourbon County Institute Announcement
3 9
General advertisements regarding botanical publications

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Botany--Utah
  • Plants--Identification
  • Personal Names :
  • Garrett, A. O. (Albert Osbun), 1870-1948--Archives