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RAE CASENA (née BALDWIN) KENNEDY (1879-)
PAPERS

 

Biography:

Rae Baldwin Kennedy received a Ph.B. degree from the University of Chicago in 1902 and taught mathematics in the New York City Normal College (= Hunter College?) from about 1907 to 1910. In the summer of 1908 she traveled to Labrador, where she met Sinclair Kennedy, whom she married in 1910. (Sinclair Kennedy was the son of George Golding Kennedy, q.v.) She traveled a good deal and collected plants in a number of places: Barnhart lists Bermuda (1927 and 1929), Newfoundland (1929 and 1930) , Mallorca (1930-1935), and Montreus, Switzerland (1931, 1933 and 1934), but she apparently made some collections beyond these.

 

References:
Barnhard
clippings re Kennedy-Baldwin marriage in George Golding Kennedy papers, folder labeled "Kennedy family"

 

Scope and Content:

The Rae Baldwin Kennedy papers consist of seventeen small field notebooks and a couple loose sheets of field notes. Specimens are listed by date in the notebooks; the range of years covered is 1927 to 1939.

 

Provenance:

A note on a list of uncatalogued field notebooks in the library said "Gift of Mrs. Strump" next to one group of Kennedy's notebooks. Mrs. Horace Strump, Kennedy's sister, gave over 400 books from the library of her sister to the Gray Herbarium in 1952/53. Perhaps these were part of that gift.

 

Container List: (BOX AB)

Small field notebooks:

1. Bermuda: Dec. 27, 1926 - Feb. 16, 1927

2. Bermuda: Feb. 16 - April 28, 1927

3. Newfoundland: Sept. 4 - Sept. 21, 1927; June 18 - Sept. 17, 1929

4. Bermuda: Jan. 20 - Feb. 27, 1929

5. Bermuda: Feb. 27 - March 30, 1929

6. Bermuda: March 30 - April 17, 1929

7. Bermuda: April 17 - May 7, 1929

8. Bermuda: May 7 - May 18, 1929

9. Newfoundland: May 28 - Sept. 21, 1930; June 16 - Sept. 11, 1937

10. Mallorca: Feb. 2 - May 2, 1930

11. Mallorca: Oct. 15, 1930 - March 3, 1931

12. Switzerland: March 29 - Nov. 4, 1931

13. : Dec. 12, 1931 - June 28, 1934

14. Switzerland: May 24, 1933 - May 23, 1934

15. Switzerland: May 24 - Sept. 25, 1934; March 22 - April 23, 1938

16. Mallorca: Feb. 23 - May 8, 1935 -- 2 loose pages

17. : May 30 - Oct. 25, 1938

18. : Dec. 21, 1938 - Aug. 8, 1939

 

Indexed in main file under:
Kennedy, Rae Casena (née Baldwin)

 

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