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Botanical papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence, notes, unprinted essays (including a biography of R.M. Horner), and field notebooks relating to the collection of botanical specimens for the Washington State University Ownbey Herbarium and for general distribution. Among the approximately fifty collectors represented are E.R. Bogusch, Lincoln Constance, J.S. Cotton, Arthur Cronquist, Henry Darlington, W.W. Eggleston, Thomas Howell, and Frank Kreager.
 
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Francis Marion Ownbey Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary: 18 ft. Summary Correspondence, research notes and drafts relative to taxonomic and genetic research, especially of the genera Allium, Calochortus and Tragopogon. A large portion of the papers are concerned with Ownbey's observations of the genetic behavior of the species of Tragopogon, and his discovery of the apparent evolution of new species under natural conditions through the mechanism of chromosomal doubling. Significant correspondents include: Edgar Anderson, Lincoln Constance, Arthur Cronquist, Charles Heisen, C. Leo Hitchcock, Phillip Munz, Gerald Ownbey, and G. Ledyard Stebbins, Jr.
 
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Charles Vancouver Piper Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence and notes regarding taxonomic investigations of plants of the state of Washington, the collection of botanical specimens, the preparation of regional floras, the history of botanical study of the Pacific Northwest, and the identification of plants for the public. Siginificant correspondents include: R.K. Beattie, F.V. Coville, F.A. Golder, Edmond S. Meany, B.L. Robinson, W.N. Suksdorf.
 
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Wilhelm Nikolaus Suksdorf Papers

Repository:Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence, enclosures, bills and receipts, drafts, and copies of writings, herbarium catalogs, field notes, maps, diaries, published works and other papers, part in German, of a Pacific Northwest botanical collector. Although primarily concerned with his collection of plants and the subsequent classification and distribution of specimens, some personal and family papers are included. Correspondents include: R. Kent Beattie, Alice Eastwood, Asa Gray, Louis Henderson, Thomas Howell, Charles Piper, and Harold St. John.

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