Library of the Gray Herbarium

Library of the Gray Herbarium

GEORGE PIERCE (ca. 1807 - ?)



George Pierce was a physician and a Harvard College graduate who was apparently an amateur botanist. His herbarium was supposed to have been given to the Gray Herbarium about 1947.


Reference: note in manuscript by R.C. Rollins


Scope and Content:

The Pierce papers consist of a small booklet with a list of plants. Each page of the booklet is arranged in five columns: a number; an abbreviation; a plant name; an abbreviation in pencil (for month?); and a number. Nineteen pages have been written on. The booklet may be a listing of the plants in Pierce's herbarium.



Given to the Gray Herbarium in September, 1964, by Ruth Coolidge, a descendant of George Pierce; accessioned by the Gray Herbarium Library on June 2, 1966.




Indexed in main file under Pierce, George


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