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Economic Botany Historic Clipping File

 


Dr. Schultes teaching in the Nash Lecture Hall
Painting by Hannah Barrett, November 1994

This is a collection of small manuscripts, photographs, magazine and newspaper articles dealing with economic botany ending circa 1985. The collection was housed in the Nash Lecture Hall, Harvard Museum of Natural History. In 2001 it was transferred to the Botany Libraries, Harvard University Herbaria.

The files are arranged alphabetically by subject with the plants usually filed under their Latin name.

 

Clipping Files M

Macadamia - 15 items, including The Boston Globe 1981 "Costly macadamia nuts are in demand".

Maclura - 1 clipping

Magnolia - 4 clippings

Mahogany - 15 items, including The Forester 1899 "False Mahogany of South America".

Mahonia - 1 item

Malaria - 3 items, including The New York Times 1980 "China Making Antimalaria Drug from Herb Used for 2,000 Years".

Malpighiaceae - 2 items

Malva - 1 clipping

Mandragora - 2 items, including "Mandragora, A Sleeping Draught from Ancient Times" by W.C. Devrient.

Mango - 14 items, including The Agriculture News 1903 "Uses of the Mango".

Mangrove - 10 items, including Smithsonian 1985 "On tropical coasts mangroves blend the forest into the sea".

Manicaria - 1 clipping

Manihot - 10 items including American Food Journal 1912 "Food Derivatives of Manioca Root".

Manna - 7 items, including The New York Times 1969 "Manna provided in a Cairo church".

Manure - 3 clippings

Maple 1 - 17 items, including Boston Post 1929 "Maple Syrup, how it's made".

Maple 2 - 48 items, including The Christian Science Monitor 1983 "Squeezing syrup from sap with high-tech help".

Maps - 3 items

Markets - 4 items

Martyniaceae - 3 items, including Economic Botany 38(4) 1984 "Folk names and uses for martyniaceous plants".

Masticatories - 5 items, including The Times (London) 1980 "How smokers can kick the habit, by gum".

Mate - 2 items

Medeola - 1 clipping

Medicinal Plants - 3 items

Melaleuca - 2 items

Melia - 2 items, including The Garden Magazine 1915 "The Umbrella China Tree".

Melilotus - 3 clippings

Mentha - 11 items, including The New York Times 1981 "Mint: the basics of an extremely multifarious herb".

Menyanthes - 1 clipping

Mertensia - 3 clippings

Mesembryanthemum - 1 clipping, The Gardeners' Chronicle 1928 "The edible ice plant".

Methysticodendron - 5 items, including The Chemist and Druggist 1956 "A powerful new narcotic: An American botanist's Andes "Discovery"".

Metroxylon - 2 items

Mimosa - 4 items

Mimusops - 1 clipping

Molasses - 9 items, including Scientific American 1919 "Disastrous explosion of a tank of molasses".

Monarda - 1 clipping

Monotropa - 2 clippings

Monstera - 3 clippings, including The New York Times " 1977 "The 'delicious monster' is a well-known house plant".

Moringa - 3 clippings

Morus - 5 clippings

Mosses - 2 items

Mucuna - 6 clippings

Murac - 1 clipping

Musaceae - 5 clippings

Mushrooms 1 (up to 1970's) - 26 items, including Nature Magazine 1924 "Mushrooms, Edible and Otherwise", Boston Evening Globe 1972 "Experts call Amherst boy's death from mushroom poisoning rare".

Mushrooms 2 (1980's) -24 items

Mushrooms 3- 29 items, some clippings, an illustration plate.

Mushrooms 4- 7 items

Musical Instruments - 7 items, including China Reconstructs 30(11) 1981 "Early Musical Instruments Live Again".

Muskmelon - 1 clipping

Myrciaria - 2 clippings

Myrica - 8 items, including The Garden Magazine 1908 "Making Sweet-Scented Candles".

Myristica - 13 items, including Chicago Sun-Times 1961 "Nutmeg costs a county jail guard his job".

Myristicaceae - 1 item

Myrtus - 1 item

Last updated February 2009. Send comments, corrections, or updates to: ldecesare@oeb.harvard.edu
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