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Charles Alfred Weatherby (1875-1949)
Papers: Professional Materials

Series X: Notes on Various Topics
Series Ten includes various notes on botanical and professional topics not related to other large groupings of notes, and the years of these documents are not specified. Topics covered are John Pierce Brace, European Ferns, and miscellaneous notes on the Gray Herbarium and Color Forms.

CAW 36: John Pierce Brace notes, n.d.
15 double-sided pages of handwritten notes on John Pierce Brace; includes botanical notes.
CAW 36A: John Pierce Brace notes 2, n.d.
15 double-sided pages of handwritten notes on John Pierce Brace; includes botanical notes.
CAW 36B: John Pierce Brace notes 3, n.d.
17 double-sided pages of handwritten notes on John Pierce Brace; includes botanical notes.
CAW 37: European Ferns, 1911-1912
7 pages of mounted botanical specimens collected by Una L. Foster and some by C. A. Weatherby.
CAW 38: Gray Herbarium notes, ca. 1924?
11 pages of double-sided handwritten botanical notes.
CAW 39: Color form notes, n.d.
19 pages of double-sided handwritten botanical notes.
CAW 40: Miscellaneous notes 1, n.d.
20 pages of double-sided handwritten botanical notes.
CAW 40A: Miscellaneous notes 2, n.d.
20 pages, same as above.

Series XI: New England Notes
Series Eleven contains notes and manuscript materials regarding New England locations and writings about the geographical area. Although the dates for items in this series are largely unlisted, the majority appears to be from between 1860 and 1920.

CAW 42: New England Floral Areas 1, (ca. 1943?)
1943 letter to CAW from EH Knowlton; loose handwritten lists and pages of manuscript; rough draft of report of progress for New England Botanical Club committee of Knowlton, Ripley, Weatherby, Bean, of plan to prepare a topographic botany of New England; handwritten list of floral areas.
CAW 42A: New England Floral Areas 2, (ca. 1943? Refers to 1917)
20 page handwritten draft of Notes on New England Geobotany, referring to 1917 when the NEBC established a committee to study the distribution of vascular plants in New England, including charts and references to slides.
CAW 43: Distribution of plants in New England, n.d.
10 pages of handwritten draft.
CAW 44: Flora of Tolland and Windham Counties 1, n.d.
15 handwritten notebook pages.
CAW 44A: Flora of Tolland and Windham Counties 2
15 handwritten notebook pages.
CAW 44B: Flora of Tolland and Windham Counties 3
15 handwritten notebook pages.
CAW 44C: Flora of Tolland and Windham Counties 4
15 handwritten notebook pages.
CAW 45: Plants in Elliott's Sketch 1, n.d.
20 typed and handwritten notecards, annotated, corresponding to Elliott's Sketch (continues)
CAW 45A: Plants in Elliott's Sketch 2
20 typed and handwritten notecards, annotated, corresponding to Elliott's Sketch (continues)
CAW 45B: Plants in Elliott's Sketch 3
20 typed and handwritten notecards, annotated, corresponding to Elliott's Sketch (continues)
CAW 45C: Plants in Elliott's Sketch 4
20 typed and handwritten notecards, annotated, corresponding to Elliott's Sketch (continues)
CAW 45D: Plants in Elliott's Sketch 5
20 typed and handwritten notecards, annotated, corresponding to Elliott's Sketch. (continues)
CAW 45E: Plants in Elliott's Sketch 6
18 typed and handwritten notecards, annotated, corresponding to Elliott's Sketch.
CAW 46: Types in Elliott's Herbarium 1
16 pages of typed manuscript.
CAW 46A: Types in Elliott's Herbarium 2
2nd copy of manuscript, annotated.
CAW 46B: Types in Elliott's Herbarium 3
3rd copy of manuscript, annotated.
CAW 47: Grand Manan, (ca. 1861-1929)
2 small maps of Grand Manan Island off the coast of Maine, 1 print drawing of an unnamed plant, plant lists for 1861, 1891, 1913, and Weatherby's own handwritten list of 1928, Malte's Deer Island plant list for 1929.
CAW 48: Geographical distribution of ferns 1, 1919-1921
Manuscript of one or more articles on ferns and fern allies collected in New England, nomenclature and groupings, correspondence between Weatherby and Knowlton regarding same.
CAW 48A: Geographical distribution of ferns 2, 1919-1921
Manuscript of one or more articles on ferns and fern allies collected in New England, nomenclature and groupings.

Series XII: Species Notes
Series Twelve contains notes and manuscript materials used for specific species studies and identification. Dates may be obtained by comparing them to published works on the same topics.

CAW 41: Puccinellia notes 1, n.d.
17 pages of double-sided handwritten botanical notes
CAW 41A: Puccinellia notes 2, n.d.
17 pages of double-sided handwritten botanical notes
CAW 49: Pityrogramma, n.d.
10 pages handwritten notes on species.
CAW 50: Polypodium, Brazil Notes 1, n.d.
20 pages handwritten manuscript notes
CAW 50A: Polypodium, Brazil Notes 2
20 pages handwritten MS notes
CAW 50B: Polypodium, Brazil Notes 3
20 pages handwritten MS notes
CAW 51: Notholeana in Brazil 1, n.d.
Part one of article manuscript
CAW 51A: Notholeana in Brazil 2
Part two of article manuscript
CAW 52: Trichomanes 1, n.d.
15 pages of handwritten notes
CAW 52A: Trichomanes 2
15 pages of handwritten notes
CAW 53: Manuscripts published, notes on, ca. 1920
Notes on manuscripts and corresponding correspondence
CAW 54: Fern miscellaneous, 1920-1934
List of members of the American Fern Society; notes; species description clipping.
CAW 54.1: Ferns of the Boston District by C.A. Weatherby, ca. 1945
Bound manuscript notes, annotated.

Series XIII: Nomenclature
Series Thirteen consists of the notes and manuscript materials that make up the extensive body of Weatherby's work in nomenclature and his relevant work with official committees and publications, from 1919 to 1948.

CAW 55: Nomenclature [Hitchcock], 1919-1923
Reprint of Hitchcock article, letter from Weatherby to Hitchcock, report of Committee on Nomenclature of Botanical Society of America, same organization's constitution and rulebook.
CAW 56: Mr. Weatherby [Hitchcock & Rehder], (1934)
Reprint of Rehder's Amendments to International Rules of Nomenclature 3rd edition, 19 page typed list of locations of type specimens.
CAW 57: Nomenclature Proposals, 1939
Rehder's letter of response to Weatherby's suggestions, 15 pages typewritten manuscript of Rehder's last proposals.
CAW 58: Peattie on Plant Names 1, 1941
Donald Peattie letter and MS for Suggested Rules for a Better Orthography of Vernacular Plant Names.
CAW 58A: Peattie on Plant Names 2, 1945-1946
E.B. Mains, Earl Sherff, Donald Peattie letter & revised MS
CAW 58B: Peattie on Plant Names 3, 1948-1949
Correspondence w/ W.H. Camp of the New York Botanical Garden
CAW 59: Nomenclature 1, 1946-1948
Camp correspondence, MS for International Rules of Botanical Nomenclature Unofficial Special Edition, letter to Camp from Elbert Little, annotated reprint of Little's nomina conservanda proposals, various other correspondence.
CAW 59A: Nomenclature 2, 1946-1948
Annotated MS proposals by H.W. Rickett, annotated Rhodora issue w/ Little article, correspondence with Camp.
CAW 59B: Nomenclature 3, n.d.
Annotated Rehder manuscript and handwritten notes, proposed amendments to the international rules of botanical nomenclature, Camp correspondence, reprint of A Suggested Starting-point for the Nomenclature of Diatoms, and handwritten manuscript notes.
CAW 60: Nomenclature Outside Proposals, 1948
Proposals for Nomen Conservandum from various sources addressed to committee members, annotated manuscript for Weatherby's Nomenclature Since 1867 and A New Woodwardia from Mexico.
CAW 61: Am. Soc. Plant Taxonomists 1, 1942-1947
Various correspondence regarding the International Rules and othe plant naming issues.
CAW 61A: Am. Soc. Plant Taxonomists 2, 1948
Continuation of above.
CAW 62: Society of Plant Taxonomists 1, 1948
Correspondence, reprints of articles, draft of Names of Plants in Cultivation
CAW 62A: Society of Plant Taxonomists 2, 1946-1948
Proposals, drafts, reprints, annotated MS of International Rules of Botanical Nomenclature, correspondence with Camp and others.
CAW 63: Subcommittee on Botany & Pharmacognosy, 1946-1949
Meeting minutes and proposal records
CAW 64: Nomenclature manuscripts, n.d.
Differenent versions of MS for Botanical Nomenclature since 1867, Historical Introduction.
CAW 65: Subspecies 1 (after 1939)
MS pages in English and German, reprint articles.
CAW 65A: Subspecies 2
MS pages in English and Latin, some correspondence
CAW 66: Names rejected by the Homonym Rule possibly to be conserved 1 , n.d.
Handwritten notes, lists, and letters.
CAW 66A: Names rejected by the Homonym Rule possibly to be conserved 2
Handwritten notes, lists, and letters, continued.
CAW 66B: Names rejected by the Homonym Rule possibly to be conserved 3
Handwritten notes, lists, and letters, continued.
CAW 66C: Names rejected by the Homonym Rule possibly to be conserved 4
Handwritten notes, lists, and letters, continued.
CAW 66D: Names rejected by the Homonym Rule possibly to be conserved 5
Handwritten notes, lists, and letters, continued.
CAW 67: Names rejected by the Homonym Rule..., n.d.
Manuscript 1 - typed MS pages.
CAW 67A: Names rejected by the Homonym Rule...
Manuscript 2 - typed MS pages continued.
CAW 67B: Names rejected by the Homonym Rule...
Manuscript 3 - typed and handwritten MS pages continued.
CAW 68: Nomina Conservanda Proposita G-K 1, 1937
Handwritten and typed letters, notes, manuscript pages.
CAW 68A: Nomina Conservanda Proposita G-K 2, 1937
Handwritten and typed letters, notes, manuscript pages continued.
CAW 69: Nomina Conservanda 1, n.d.
Typed and handwritten MS, annotated.
CAW 69A: Nomina Conservanda 2
Typed and handwritten MS
CAW BA - Ballots for Proposed Amendments to the International Rules of Botanical Nomenclature 1948.
Bound into pamphlet.

Series XIV: Professional Correspondence A-Z
Series Fourteen contains professional letters to Weatherby from many peers, divided and arranged alphabetically by last name. Listed first are general A-Z, followed by folders for single individuals with a particularly large amount of correspondence or special significance to Weatherby. Dates range from 1908 to 1948, concentrating between 1915 and 1940.

CAW 70: Correspondence A, 1925-1928
Correspondence, Paul Allen, W.W. Ashe.
CAW 71: Correspondence B, 1908-1930
Correspondence, Dr. Barratt, Bartlett, Bissell, Blewitt, Britton, Brooks
CAW 72: Correspondence C, 1922-1928
Correspondence, various.
CAW 73: Correspondence D, 1922-1929
Correspondence, H. Dobbie, Herbert Durand, H. Dunslow
CAW 74: Correspondence E, 1924-1925
Correspondence, George F. Eaton.
CAW 75: Correspondence F, 1925
Correspondence, J. Ferris.
CAW 76: Correspondence G, 1915-1930
Correspondence, mostly E.W. Graves, some Rev. F.W. Gray, J.M. Greenman
CAW 77: Correspondence H, 1914-1926
Correspondence, F.K. Hallock, E.B. Harger, H. Heuvrard, etc.
CAW 78: Correspondence J, 1923-1930
Correspondence, K.P. Jansson, A. Joyne, Grace P. Johnson.
CAW 79: Correspondence L, 1930
Correspondence, in Spanish, Gio Long(?)
CAW 80: Correspondence M, 1919-1928
Correspondence, McColl, Clara Mark, Walter Mendelson, Allan Moses
CAW 81: Correspondence N, 1916-1930
Correspondence Dr. George Nichols
CAW 82: Correspondence O, 1917
Correspondence, N.J. Oslerhauh(?)
CAW 83: Correspondence P, 1923-1929
Correspondence, D.B. Parish, E.B. Payson, Morton Peck, James Poole
CAW 84: Correspondence R1, 1908-1919
Correspondence, B.L. Robinson, William N. Rice
CAW 84A: Correspondence R2, 1920-1928
Correspondence, B.L. Robinson, William N. Rice, Harry Ridlon, P.A. Rydberg, H.H. Rusby.
CAW 85: Correspondence S1, 1909-1924
Correspondence, A. Stewart, John Hall Sage, James Scott, Harold St.John, W.N. Suksdorf, John Schaffner, Alice Sanford, J. Smith
CAW 85A: Correspondence S2, 1926-1930
Correspondence, S.N.F. Sanford, John Schaffner, Lyman Smith, J. Small, Henry Svenson
CAW 86: Correspondence T, 1915-1926
Correspondence, Norman Taylor, Emma Thompson, George Tilton, Dr. John Todd, D. LeRay Toffing
CAW 87: Correspondence U, 1924
Correspondence, Alan Uplidian(?)
CAW 88: Correspondence W, 1909-1929
Correspondence, Roscoe Webb, Edgar Wherry, R.W. Wordhad(?)
CAW 89: Boivin Correspondence, 1949
Correspondence, Professor Bernard Boivin of Ottawa Department of Agriculture, with nomenclature proposals manuscript.
CAW 90: Clokey Correspondence, 1944
Correspondence between Clokey, Weatherby and Merrill, regarding an exchange with herbariums.
CAW 91: Croizat Correspondence , 1942-1944
Correspondence with Croizat.
CAW 92: Reed Letters, 1945-1946
Correspondence with Clyde F. Reed regarding fern journals.
CAW 93: Miscellaneous Letters, 1930-1948
Letters to Linda Perry, Charles Graves, C.L. Barnhart, Marcial Espinosa, Nathaniel T. Kidder, and packet from Theo Just of the Chicago Natural History Museum.
CAW 94: Comments on Proposals of British Imperial Botanical Conference 1, ca. 1927
Approximately 25 copies of a letter from Weatherby and Fernald requesting to add names to the Nomina Conservanda.
CAW 94A: Comments on Proposals of British Imperial Botanical Conference 1
More of above.
CAW 94B: Comments on Proposals of British Imperial Botanical Conference 2
Multiple copies of Comments on the Proposals of the British Imperial Botanical Conference For Modification of the International Rules of Nomenclature (copies do not appear to be complete)

Series XV: Certificates
Series Fifteen includes certificates and official recommendation forms.

  • CAW J - Certificates of membership and fellowship. (Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Botanical Society of America, New England Botanical Club.)
  • CAW K - Declaration of leaving and gratitude from Raymond Library Company to become full-time assistant at Gray Herbarium.

Series XVI: Herbarium Lists
Series Sixteen consists of herbarium lists in plant books numbered 1-12, with numbers 1-7388, and covering the years 1893 to 1948 with variable regularity of entries.

  • CAW L - Plants Book I Numbers 1-360, years 1893-1894. Herbarium list with classification according to 1889 edition of Gray's manual.
  • CAW M - Plants Book II Numbers 361-643, years 1894-1895. Herbarium list.
  • CAW N - Plants Book III Numbers 644-1080, years 1895-1898. Herbarium list.
  • CAW O - Plants Book IV Numbers 1081-1708, years 1901-1906. Herbarium list.
  • CAW P - Plants Book V Numbers 1709-2324, years 1906-1907. Herbarium list.
  • CAW Q - Plants Book VI Numbers 2325-2965, years 1907-1913. Herbarium list.
  • CAW R - Plants Book VII Numbers 2966-3590, years 1913-1914. Herbarium list.
  • CAW S - Plants Book VIII Numbers 3591-4200, years 1914-1918. Herbarium list.
  • CAW T - Plants Book IX Numbers 4201-4805, years 1918-1920. Herbarium list.
  • CAW U - Plants Book X Numbers 4806-6038, years 1920-1931. Herbarium list.
  • CAW V - Plants Book XI Numbers 6039-7047, years 1931-1941. Herbarium list.
  • CAW W - Plants Book XII Numbers 7048-7388, years 1941-1948. Herbarium list.

Series XVII: Field Notes/Gray's Manuals
Series Seventeen contains field notes taken in the Checklist of Gray's Manual books, collected mostly in the New England area. The dates that are available suggest a concentration between 1908 and 1916.

  • CAW X - Gray's Manual of Botany, Flowering Plants and Ferns. 21 October 1908. Field notebook with annotations.
  • CAW Y - Emendations of the 7th Edition of Gray's Manual I, by B.L. Robinson and M.L. Fernald. Bound in case; reprint from Rhodora vol. 2 no. 123 March 1909.
  • CAW Z - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. Annotated field notebook, "Plants collected for NEBC (New England Botnical Club) at Oxford, Maine, and on Cape Cod (H), also for AFS in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine)."
  • CAW AA - Checklist to Gray's Manual. Annotated field notebook. "New England, ca. 1918-1919.)
  • CAW AB - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. Annotated herbarium list, ca. 1908, tied together.
  • CAW AC - Checklist of Plants of Grays Manual 7th Edition. Blank, "herbarium list".
  • CAW AD - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. Annotated and labeled "E.H. T.H.", no date or place.
  • CAW AE - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. Annotated, no date or place.
  • CAW AF - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. Some annotations, no date or place.
  • CAW AG - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. No annotations, no date or place, missing pages 11-26.
  • CAW AH - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. Annotated, ca1908, no place.
  • CAW AI - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. Annotated, no date or place, interleaved with herbarium specimen cards.
  • CAW AJ - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. Annotated and interleaved with herbarium specimen cards, no date; labeled, "Mounted in Franklin" and "Maumansuck Pond, Eriswold."
  • CAW AK - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. Annotated, no date; labeled "Monhegan."
  • CAW AL - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. Annotated; "Berkshire County, plants are marked to 1912."
  • CAW AM - Checklist of Plants of Gray's Manual 7th Edition. Annotated, no date; "Brace Herbarium."

Series XVIII: Manuscript Notes
Series Eighteen contains manuscript materials for Notes for Connecticut Flora, Notholaena, A New North American Variety of Capilopsius Fragilis, fern descriptions, charts and printed drawings.

  • CAW AN - labeled: "Notes for Connecticut Flora." Handwritten manuscript material.
  • CAW AO - "Soil tests." Notes for Connecticut Flora. Contains a few drawings.
  • CAW AP - 4 pages handwritten notes. Difficult handwriting.
  • CAW AQ to AQ.2- Notes on herbarium specimen exchanges.
  • CAW AR - (not found among collection when described)
  • CAW AS - Manuscript for Notholaena.
  • CAW AT - Handmade charts and notes related to unidentified material.
  • CAW AU - Loose and mounted reprints of Fern descriptions, handwritten notes.
  • CAW AV - Manuscript for A New North American Variety of Capilopius Fragilis. Inscribed "published."
  • CAW AW - Notes. Includes memo from Una, "whenever some new information about a fern appeared Mr. Weatherby made notes and kept them for future use. Some bits of this were utilized. Possibly for an article using the title Filices variae."
  • CAW AX - Notes and printed drawings.
  • CAW AY - Nomenclature committee proposals and typed letters.
  • CAW AZ - Manuscript materials for genus names and publication of a new combination... (illegible).
  • CAW BB - Symposium Pamphlet, United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization International Union of Biological Sciences 1948, Symposium No. 2.
  • CAW BC - Prince Bonaparte letter notes. Labeled, "in replying to a letter concerning the Prince Bonaparte collection. Some rather helpful information. Doubtless a copy of the actual letter sent is filed at the Herbarium." With other notes, difficult to read.
  • CAW BD - Notes pertaining to identification of plants and original notes from A Flora of Virginia by E.J. Grimes, which Grimes sent to Weatherby for identification.

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