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The Archives of Rudolph and Leopold Blaschka
and the
Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants


Series V. Ware Collection of Glass Flower Models

Sub-Series I. History & Acquisition of collection

Acquistion and Development
Harvard President and Fellows report, 12 May 1890. Deed of gift from the Wares and acceptance from Harvard (photocopy)
Collection Development plan, undated. Probably pre-1892
Annotated shipment lists of models
Shipping list, 1929
Last Shipment of Models, 1936
Packing Diagram (photocopy)
Details of how case labels created
Booklet titled History of the Ware labels 1896-1904
Report of Professor George L. Goodale's remarks at dedication of the flowers, 17 April 1893 (photocopy)
Invitation to Dedication Ceremony for the Glass Flowers, 17 April 1893
Copper plates for the invitation to Dedication Ceremony for the Glass Flowers, 17 April 1893. Edward E. Clark, Art Stationer, West Street, Boston
An Account of the Blaschka Glass Models of Flowers by Professor George L. Goodale. 7 November 1894. A speech given to the Boston Society of Natural History
Financial Materials
Invoices 1890-1941 and undated
Flyer explaining why museum will be charging admission to glass flower exhibit
Shipping Lists

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