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United States Exploring Expedition
1838-1842

 


Detail of drawing by A.J. Agate
Collected in Feegee [Fiji]

MANUSCRIPTS:

This collection has been scanned and made available to view online by the Harvard Open Collections Program as part of their Expeditions and Discoveries collection. To view the scan of each item in this container listing click on the link following its description. To view the original item, or to inquire on copyright policies for this collection, please contact the Archivist.

1. "Brief Account of the Discoveries and Results of the United States Exploring Expedition" by [James D. Dana], New Haven, 1843. Article published in Am Jour Sci I 44: 393-408. 5 copies of world map showing route of expedition published in Am Jour Sci I 45: 132. Map of Hawaii. View online via Harvard Open Collections

2. "Map of the Oregon Territory by the U.S. Ex. Ex. Charles Wilkes ... 1841." Printed map, roughly 26" x 76". View online via Harvard Open Collections

3. Ms lists of plants collected in Philippines, Mangsi Islands, Singapore, Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena by Pickering, Brackenridge, and Rich. View online via Harvard Open Collections

4. Blue covered notebook titled "7 New Zealand." List of plants, with notes. View online via Harvard Open Collections

5. Blue covered notebook titled "8 New Zealand / Lord Aucklands Island." List of plants View online via Harvard Open Collections

6. Blue covered notebook titled "Compositae" ("East Indias No. 13" is crossed out). List of Compositae in Rio Negro, Patagonia; Tierra del Fuego; Chile; Peru; Sandwich Islands [Hawaii]; Tahiti; Samoa; New South Wales; New Zeland: Lord Aukland Island. View online via Harvard Open Collections

7. Letter from Brackenridge to Asa Gray, Washington City, Oct. 26, 1849, 4 pp.,enclosing a "Catalogue of phanogamous plants, collected at the Sandwich Islands, by the U. States Ex. Expedition,". View online via Harvard Open Collections

8. List of plants found in Fiji Islands, Coral Islands, Tahiti, Bellinghausen Islands, Samoa Islands, Tongataboo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Negro, Orange Harbour, Chile, Peru, with notes. Expedition map pasted on cover. View online via Harvard Open Collections

9. Letter from Francis Boott to Asa Gray, London, Oct. 10, 1851, 3 00., descriptions of Wilkes Expedition Carices and Unciniae. Click here to be redirected to Harvard Open Collections Scan of this item: View online via Harvard Open Collections

10. "Florula Sandivencis -- Compositae": rough notes by Asa Gray. View online via Harvard Open Collections

11. "1838-40 / Pl. General": rough notes by Asa Gray consisting of lists of species grouped by order, starting with Ranunculaceae and continuing through Cyperaceae, with brief notes on where specimens collected and where other specimens are located. Note by Harold St. John describes this as a check list of the published volume, Phanerogamia I; species listed, however, do not exactly correspond to the published version and go beyond those of Vol. I. View online via Harvard Open Collections

12. "Pl. Oceanicae": rough notes by Asa Gray. First section consists of lists of species grouped by order, Ranunculaceae -- Cyperaceae, with notes on locations, etc.; descriptions of Timonius and Bobea. Second section consists of notes on specimens from Sandwich Islands collected by Menzies, Macrae, Siemann and in Herb. Hooker. Third section consists of notes on specimens from Sandwich Islands in the British Museum. "Phanerogamia Part II": unpublished ms by Asa Gray for second volume of botanical report of the Wilkes Expedition. View online via Harvard Open Collections

13. Caprifoliaceae (2 pp.); Rubiaceae (about 326 pp.); Valerianeae (8 pp.); Calycereae (7 pp.); Compositae, Suborder I Tubuliflorae (1-147). View online via Harvard Open Collections

14. Compositae, Suborder I Tubuliflorae (149-244); section of about 200 pages, seems to be Helenioideae, Inuloideae, Anthemidaea, Senecionideae; Suborders II & III Bilabiataflorae & Liguliflorae & misc. Comp. View online via Harvard Open Collections

15. Stylideae -- Goodenovieae -- Campanulaceae --Lobeliaceae (1-77); Ericaceae -- Ebenaceae; Loganiaceae; Myrsinaceae; Apocynaceae; Asclepiadaceae; Boraginaceae; Covolvulaceae and 7 smaller orders. View online via Harvard Open Collections

16. Solanaceae; Scrophulariaceae; Gesneriaceae; Acanthaceae; Verbenaceae ; Labiatae; Plantaginaceae; Thymeleaceae; Urticaceae and some 15 smaller orders. View online via Harvard Open Collections
DRAWINGS:
17. Letter from Charles Wilkes to Asa Gray, Washington City, March 6, 1858, enclosing a small drawings; receipt for payment to Isaac Sprague for Wilkes Expedition illustration work. View online via Harvard Open Collections
Colored drawings by Alfred T. Agate and Joseph Drayton:
18. Folder containing drawings, about 9" x 15"; all signed drawings are by Agate. View online via Harvard Open Collections
19. Folder containing drawings, about 9" by 15"; all signed drawings are by Agate. View online via Harvard Open Collections
20. Folder containing drawings of varying sizes, mostly 9" x 12" and smaller; 20 drawings are signed by Agate and 6 are signed by Drayton View online via Harvard Open Collections
Note: An Agate drawing of an orchid type is located in Orchid Herbarium.
21. Folder containing drawings of varying sizes, mostly around 12" x 18"; 8 drawings are signed by Agate, some are signed by Drayton. View online via Harvard Open Collections
View online via Harvard Open Collections: Oversized Drawings
Black and white drawings:
22. Folder containing drawings about 13" x 19"; mostly signed by Agate, # 2, 11-22, 24-26, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35-44, 46, 48 and unnumbered. View online via Harvard Open Collections
23. Folder containing drawings about 13" x 19"; mostly signed by W.R. Hutton, #49-52, 54, 55, 58, 59, 60, 62-64, 66-68, 70-72, 74, 76-78, 80-95 View online via Harvard Open Collections
24. Folder containing two series of drawings: One series consists of drawings numbered 1-10, about 14" x 24", apparently by Joseph Drayton as all are labeled "Paid (amount) J.D." on back. With this series are 2 proofs of Drayton plates and a tracing of a Drayton plate with a note from Drayton. The second series consists of miscellaneous drawings, 12" x 18" and smaller. None are signed, some may be by Agate. With this series are a tracing and a mock-up of a plate. View online via Harvard Open Collections
25. Folder containing drawings of Isaac Sprague. Drawings are mostly about 14" x 20". View online via Harvard Open Collections
26. Bundle of proofs of plates, some corrected View online via Harvard Open Collections

 

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