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Drawings of the bryophytes of the U.S. Exploring Expedition 1838-42 under the command of Captain Wilkes, Drawings of the bryophytes of the U.S. Exploring Expedition under the command of Captain Wilkes. OVERS S949dr.: Drawings of the hepatics of the U.S. Exploring Expedition 1838-42 under the command of Captain Wilkes, Drawings of the bryophytes of the U.S. Exploring Expedition under the command of Captain Wilkes. OVERS S949dr.: Drawings of the bryophytes and the Hepacitae of the U.S. Exploring Expedition under the command of Captain Wilkes, Drawings of the bryophytes of the U.S. Exploring Expedition under the command of Captain Wilkes. OVERS S949dr.

Creator/Contributor:
Sullivant, William Starling, 1803-1873, creator
Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877
Place Of Origin:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Creation Date:
1857
Extent:
26 original plates ; 32 cm.
Language:
English
Digital Format:
Books and documents
Contents:
Wrapper from the Drawings of the Hepaticae of the Expedition. -- 26 plates of the mosses of the Expedition.
Subjects:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
Bryophytes
Notes:
W.S. Sullivant note dated Jan. 1865: "Six or seven of thse species were published in Hookers Journal of Botany (London) for 1850 p. 317. -- After having worked up a portion of the Hepaticeae of the Expedition I found that with the preparation of the mosses paper and many business engagements I could not find time for the Hepaticae. They were sent to Gottsche some three years since to report upon. Have not since heard from him."
Note on wrapper: "These drawings were all copied and redrawn by A. Schrader and sent to Capt. Wilkes in the fall of 1857 to be engraved - making in all 26 folio plates. W.S. Sullivant."
Details are described by Geneva Sayrve in her article, "Illustrations of the lost Hepatics of the Wilkes Expedition" (The Bryologist 78: 204-205. 1975).
Sullivant, William Starling. Drawings of the bryophytes and the Hepacitae of the U.S. Exploring Expedition under the command of Captain Wilkes. OVERS S949dr, Spec. Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Series:
Open Collections Program at Harvard University
Repository:
Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany, Botany Libraries, Harvard University
Record ID:
990055830520203941_FMUS.GRA:2561491