Library of the Gray Herbarium

Library of the Gray Herbarium


ARNOLD ARBORETUM


Plant Records

Note: Arnold Arboretum records pertaining to herbarium specimens were moved to the Gray Herbarium when the bulk of the Arboretum's herbarium specimens [except specimens of cultivated plants] were combined with the Gray collection, around 1954.
All-purpose journals: day by day list of plants sent, received, inserted
31. Sept. 25, 1882 - July 25, 1899 (small book)
32. Aug. 1, 1899 - June, 1914 (book)
33. July, 1914 - June, 1924 (book)

Accessions:
34. Herbarium record and notes: Plants on hand, Jan. 1, 1880; Plants received by donation and exchange, Jan. 1880 - May 5, 1882; Specimens distributed, Jan. 2, 1880 - Feb. 17, 1882
35. Sept. 25, 1882 - June 1938 (large book)
36. July 1, 1924 - June 1938 (large book)
37. "Incoming specimens April 1933 - Dec. 1937" (folder)
38. "Accessions 1933-1934-1937-1939" (folder)
39. "Incoming specimens Jan. 1938 -" (folder)
40. July, 1913 - sept. 29, 1928; note under 1927 says "see new book" (small book)
41. March 9, 1927 - May 25, 1933 (book)
42. Jan. 5, 1930 - Aug. 12, 1954 (large book)
43. Arnold Arboretum short time loans Jan. 19, 1942 - Nov. 1, 1951 (book)

Distribution records:
44. Specimens sent out Sept. 27, 1882 - 1925-26 (small book)
45. Arnold Arboretum Distributions Sept. 8, 1928 - April 9, 1938 (book)
46. "Distribution - Cultivated Arboretum specimens 1922-1929" (folder)
47. "Data for future distribution 1947" (folder)

Exchange records:
48. Loose-leaf notebook records of exchange, roughly 1918-1940
49. Records of Institutional exchange on ledger cards, roughly 1940-1952
50. Plants sent out from Arnold Arboretum after July 1, 1948 to June 11, 1954 for Identification and exchange (book)
51. "Exchange May 1944 May 1945" (folder)
52. "Exchange 1953-54" (folder)

Count:
53. Tally of additions to herbarium, Nov. 23, 1882-1924 (small book)
54. count of herbarium sheets, April 15, 1899 (folder)
55. Mounting record -- Jamaica Plain 1963-1964 (spiral notebook)

Misc. Items:
List of collectors of the Arnold Arboretum: 82 p. typed list, alphabetical order, n.d.
Records of Purchase and Subsidy: ledger cards by names of collectors, about 1935-1948
Data on subsidies and purchases of specimens as gleaned from correspondence, Jan. 1955 (for both Arnold Arboretum and Gray Herbarium)
For collectors' lists, see Plant List section of Archives Guide
see also: Gray Herbarium -- Plant Records


Building & Grounds Plans
1. Plan for stairs, Feb. 10, 1904, from G.W. & F. Smith map Iron Co.; 1 drawing
2. Alterations to First Floor Administration Building, Jamaica Plain, July 21, 1954; 2 sets of 2 drawings
3. Black and white map of Arnold Arboretum, printed by Walker Lith. & Pub. Co., Boston. Given to the Gray Herbarium by C.S. Sargent
4. Color map of Arnold Arboretum, published by Geo. H. Walker & Co., Boston, 1900.


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