Library of the Gray Herbarium

Library of the Gray Herbarium


ROLLIN NORTH LARRABEE (1863-1902)
PAPERS

Biography

Only scanty information has been located about Larrabee. According to Barnhart, he graduated from Harvard in 1891 (althought he was originally in the class of 1885), and he collected plants in Wisconsin, Georgia and Texas which are now in the Gray Herbarium and the U.S. National Herbarium.

 

Scope and Content:

The Larrabee papers consist of a botanical workbook in which Larrabee made some entries. The workbook is a bound book called Apgar's New Plant Analysis, adapted to all botanies, by E.A. and A.C. Apgar (New York: American Book Company, 1892) and contains descriptions of botanical terms followed by blank forms for describing plants. Larrabee filled out eleven of these forms (pp. 20-30) to describe plants found at Alamo Heights, San Antonio, Texas, March - April, 1900. The forms all include illustrations by Larrabee.

 

Provenance:

The front of the book is inscribed to Walter Deane, July 18, 1902, so Larrabee apparently gave the volume to Walter Deane. (Larrabee died on Oct. 2, 1902.) Deane presumably gave it to the Gray Herbarium at some point.

 

Indexed in main file under:
Larrabee, Rollin North

 

 

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