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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 P

Pachyrrhizus – 2 clippings

Paeonia – 2 clippings

Paint – 3 clippings

Paleo Botany – 16 items, including Natural History 1984 “Ancient Flowers for the Faithful”, The Times (London) 1980 “Microbiology: The oldest fossils”.

Palmae 1 – 30 clippings, including The Agricultural News 1906 “The Economic Uses of the Palms”.

Palmae 2 – 26 items, including The Agricultural News 1908 “Palm Trees and Their Uses”.

Pandanus – 3 clippings

Papaveraceae – 1 clipping

Papaver – 11 clippings, including Natural History 1980 “The Versatile Opium Poppy”.

Paper 1 – 38 items, including The Agricultural News 1913 “New Sources of Paper”.

Paper 2 – 14 items, including Natural History 1937 “The Story of Paper”.

Paper 3 – 42 items, including American Forestry 1917 “Forestry and the Paper Industry”.

Paper 4 – 19 items, including The Boston Globe 1925 “The Invention of Writing and Discovery of Metals”.

Paper 5 – 23 items, including The New York Times 1981 “Book Keeping in New York”.

Paper Pulp – 15 clippings, including American Forestry 1920 “Paper pulp from seaweed”.

Parkinsonia – 9 items, including The Times (London) 1982 “Some acid words from mummy”, Harvard Gazette 1979 “Historic records: Legal documents could be oldest from Palestine”.

Parmentiera – 1 clipping

Passiflora – 7 items, including The Agricultural News 1903 “The Bell Apple”.

Paullinia – 18 items

Pea – 4 clippings

Peach – 6 clippings

Peanuts 1 (up to 1930’s) – 31 items

Peanuts 2 (1940’s–1980’s) – 26 items

Pear – 16 items

Peat – 18 items, including Natural History 1982 “Beneath the blanket bogs of Britian”.

Pecan – 7 items

Pedicularis – 1 clipping

Peltostigma – 2 clippings

Penicillin – 7 clippings

Pentadesma – 1 clipping

Pepper – 11 items

Peppermint – 2 items

Perfumes – 34 clippings, including Boston Traveler 1951 “Making, selling perfume grosses 100 Million Yearly”, Clipper 1979 “The World’s Rare Fragrances”.

Periploca – 1 clipping

Persea – 9 clippings, including The Agricultural News 1909 “The Avocado Pear”.

Persimmon – 2 clippings

Pesticides – 14 clippings, including The New York Times 1980 “Turkish Farmers Turn Bitterly From Opium Poppy”.

Peyote – 31 items, including The Florida Times–Union “Vicious Drug Plays Havoc with Navajos”.

Phaseolus – 12 clippings, including The Agricultural News 1905 “Lima Beans”.

Phleum – 1 item

Phoenix – 24 clippings, including Geographical Review 1926 “The Distribution of the Date Palm”.

Phoradendron – 2 clippings

Phormium – 10 clippings, including The Agricultural News 1918 “New Zealand Hemp”.

Photinia – 1 clipping

Physiology – 8 clippings, including Newsweek 1980 “Hormones for Profit”.

Physostigma – 1 clipping

Phytelephas – 6 clippings

Phytolacca – 6 items

Phytochemistry – 4 items

Picea – 10 items, including Natural History 1938 “The Rarest American Spruce”.

Pickles – 3 items

Pilocarpus – 1 item

Pimenta – 5 items

Pinckneya – 3 items

Pine – 13 items

Pineapple – 24 items

Pinus – 41 items, including American Forestry 1917 “The Slash Pine”.

Piper – 17 items, including New York Times 1971 “Betel– “Leaf Chewers in Karachi Joyfully Await a Taste of Peace”.

Pipes – 14 items, including New York Times 1979 advertisement “New – Fashionable Pipes for the Ladies (you need not inhale)”.

Pisonia – 1 item

Pistacia – 7 items

Pisum – 1 item

Pithecolobium – 5 items, including American Forestry 1916 “The Saman or Rain Tree”.

Plant Lore – 15 items, including The New York Times Sunday 1938 “Finds Death Trees, Feared by Indians”.

Plantago – 5 items

Plastics – 3 items

Plantus – 3 items

Plum – 7 items

Podophyllum – 3 items

Pointsettia – 1 item

Poisons 1 (up to 1930’s) – 40 items, including The Garden 1921 “Squills as a Rat Poison”, The Boston Globe 1924 “Two are Killed by Toadstools”.

Poisons 2 – 23 items

Poisons 3 – 17 items, including The New York Times 1983 “The Deepening Mystery of Yellow Rain”.

Pollination – 1 item

Polygala – 2 items

Polygonum – 2 items

Polymnia – 1 item

Pomaderris – 1 item

Pontederia – 2 items

Potato 1 – 34 items, including Science News Letter 1929 “Earliest Description of Potatoes”.

Potato 2 – 35 items, including The New York Times 1938 “Researchers work on sticky potato that traps insects”.

Preservatives – 3 items, including The New York Times Sunday 1978 “Dried Blossoms Will Last Forever”.

Preserves – 6 items, including The Garden Magazine 1916 “The Guava – A Substitute for Gooseberries in Florida”.

Primula – 2 items

Prioria – 1 item

Propagation – 1 item

Prosopis – 11 items, including The New York Times 1982 “Mesquite: Bad Press but Great Flavor”.

Protein – 9 items

Prunus – 24 items

Pseudotsuga – 11 items

Psophocarpus – 13 items, including Life Magazine 1980 “Food for Tomorrow: From odd pods that grow in the tropics to lobsters bred in boxes”.

Pteridium – 6 items

Puccoon – 1 item

Pumpkins – 8 items

Punica – 4 items

Puya – 2 items

Pyrethrum – 4 items

Pyrola – 2 items

Pyrus – 7 items

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