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SEMI-HISTORIC LETTERS - W

 

Last Name First Name Dates Amount Notes See Also Birth and Death Dates
Wadsworth Eliot 1919-1926 5 of Boston and N.Y.; 5 letters, 1919-1926; draft of a report from Harvard Endowment Fund, 1919

Waghorne Arthur Charles 1894-1899 26 26 letter and 2 circulars
1851-1900
Wagley E D 1919 1 of British Guiana

Wagner J H 1922 1 of Washington D.C.; 1 letter, 1922, accompanied by a letter form J.K. Small, 1922

Wait John Cassan 1893 1

1860-1936
Waite Nellie Francena

see: Flynn, Nellie Francena (nee Waite)

Walcott Charles Doolittle 1904-1925 4 4 letters 1904-1925; death notice, 1927
1850-1927
Walcott Henry Pickering 1900, 1911 2

1838-1932
Waldron Clarence H 1913 1

1893-
Waldron Lawrence Root 1900 1

1875-1954
Walker Harriet Ann 1896-1912 5

1845-1929
Walsingham Frank Gordon 1936-1941 17 one letter copied from herbarium sheet for Anthostoma Senegalense 6/1994
1890-1964
Walter Hans 1906 2 of Halle

Walters Frank 1914-1916, n.d. 6 of Massachusetts

Walthausen G L Frie von 1896 1 of Michigan

Walton Addie E 1894-1919 34 Cambridge, Mass.

Walton George Lincoln 1911-1941 11 10 letters, 1911-1929; copy of section of will; 1 letter from Alice Walton, his sister, 1941
1854-1941
Walton Perry 1915 2 of Boston

Wambaugh Flora

see: Patterson, Flora (nee Wambaugh)

Wang N 1906 1 of Vienna

Ward F Hawley

see: Ward's Natural Science Establishment

Ward Frederick A 1914-1927 5 of Cortland, NY

Ward Henry Levi 1916 1

1863-
Ward Lester Frank 1892-1893 3

1841-1913
Ward Lester Frank


Walter Deane inventory (pp. 3, 24, 46) in Archives Guide
Ward Malthus A


Thaddeus William Harris Inventory (p. 2) in Archives Guide
Ward Martha Eugenia 1904-1926 35 of Massachusetts

Ward Rachel Halsted 1898 1

1837-1917
Ward Robert DeCourcy 1930 2

1867-1931
Ware Mary Lee 1902-1924 6

1858-1937
Ware Robert Allison 1902-1942 341 6 folders of letters
1857-1946
Ware Robert Allison


Walter Deane inventory (p. 3, 7, 24, 46) in Archives Guide
Warming (Johannes) Eugenius Bulow 1897-1921 9

1841-1924
Warren Fred Adelbert 1924-1933 4 4 letters, 1924-1933; "information of O.D. Allen plants for F.A. Warren," n.d.
1902
Warren Gretchen (nee Osgood) 1940, n.d 4 (Mrs. Fiske Warren) of Boston

Warren Joseph 1907-1910 15 of Cambridge, MA

Warren Winslow 1908-1909 3

1838-1930
Waterman George A 1894 1 of Malden, Mass.

Waters Campbell Easter


George Edward Davenport inventory in Archives Guide 1872-
Watson Arthur 1892-1899 6 of Northampton, MA

Watson Belle A 1909-1924 17
Biographical and Autograph Collections section of Archives Guide
Watson Benjamin Marston 1896-1917 35

1848-1918
Watson Edith 1910, 1943 3 of Connecticut

Watson Elba Emanuel 1920-1926 3

1871-1936
Watson Julia 1924, n.d. 3 of Northampton, Mass.

Watson Sarah Bolles 1892-? 7 (Mrs. Reed Watson) of Connecticut; description of Botanical Magazine; 2 packets of specimens and a poem, "A Glory Ghost;" mimeographed sheet re: herbarium of the late Rosa Bolles Watson; Rosa's herbarium is discussed in one of Sarah's letters

Watson Sereno 1869-1891 50 6 letters to Asa Gray, 1 letter from his trip to Europe, correspondence and commentary re: Botanical Exchange Club. Death notice, March 9, 1892. Sereno Watson inventory in Archives Guide 1826-1892
Watson Sereno

Large map on cloth, roughly 7' x 7 1/2', "apparently prepared by Dr. Watson..." "Found in an attic of the Watson house at Northampton..."
1826-1892
Watson Sereno


William Henry Brewer inventory in Archives Guide 1826-1892
Watson Sereno


Walter Deane inventory (p. 3, 47, 48, 51) in Archives Guide 1826-1892
Watson Sereno


p. 28 (item 18) and p. 32 (item 50) of Asa Gray inventory in Archives Guide 1826-1892
Watson Sereno


Thomas Morong inventory in Archives Guide 1826-1892
Watson Sereno


Thomas Potts James inventory in Archives Guide 1826-1892
Watson Sereno


James Watson Robbins inventory in Archives Guide 1826-1892
Watson Sereno


George Thurber and William Munro inventory in Archives Guide 1826-1892
Watson Wade Ralph 1926 2

1903-
Waugh Frank Albert 1899-1920 5

1869-1943
Weatherby Charles Alfred 1896-1949 588 (approx) 16 folders containing letters and other documents, correspondence of Weatherby's contemporaries. Correspondence of Una W. and Alice Tryon, 1949-1957
1875-1949
Weatherby Charles Alfred


C. A. Weatherby inventory in Archives Guide 1875-1949
Weatherby Charles Alfred


Walter Deane inventory (p. 3, 9, 24) in Archives Guide 1875-1949
Weatherby Charles Alfred


Hitchcock, Albert Spear (1865-1935) 1875-1949
Weatherby Charles Alfred


Maxon, William Ralph (1877-1948) 1875-1949
Weatherby Charles Alfred


Nomenclature (International Congress) 1875-1949
Weatherby Charles Alfred


Small, John Kunkel (1869-1938) 1875-1949
Weatherby Charles Alfred


Webb, Roscoe James (1875-1925) 1875-1949
Weatherby Una Lenora 1919-1959 42 (nee Foster); letters, obituary, misc. drawings by Una Weatherby.
1875-1957
Weatherwax Paul 1938, 1939 2

1888-
Webb Roscoe James 1902-1926 17 11 letters, 1902-1925; plant list, 1925; letter from Almon N. Rood, 1925; letter from C.A. Weatherby, 1925; 4 letters about Webb's will, 1926; copy of Webb's will
1875-1925
Webber Herbert John 1895-1900 8

1865-1946
Weber
1910 1 of Berlin; 1 letter from Weber about collection of Kurt Dinter, 1910

Weber Charles Martin 1911 2 of Philippines

Weber (Frederic) Albert Constant 1902, 1903 2

1830-1903
Weberbauer August(o) 1925-1949 14 9 letters, 1925-1931; letter re: customs on shipment of specimens; 4 letters to/from Elsa Weberbauer R. (daughter) re: sale of herbarium & library, 1949
1871-1948
Webster Arthur Gordon 1915 2
Moore, George Foot (1851-1931) 1863-1923
Webster C A 1920 1 of Yarmouth, N.S.; 1 letter and a hand-drawn map

Webster E C ca. 1910-1920 50 of NY and Conn.

Webster E S 1925 1 of Boston

Webster Frank B 1901 2 of Boston

Webster Helen Maria 1936-1946, n.d. 16 nee Noyes; Mrs. Hollis Webster
1875-1949
Webster Hollis 1898-1922, n.d. 19

1862-
Webster John White


Thaddeus William Harris inventory (p. 3) in Archives Guide 1793-1850
Webster Joseph Rowe n.d. 1

1833-1916
Webster K G T 1913-1923 18 of Cambridge, Mass.

Webster Lucia Washburn 1925 3 (nee Hazen)
1875-
Wedgwood M L 1930-1937 9 (of England)

Weed Alonzo Rogers 1919 1

1867-1937
Weed Clarence Moores 1893 1

1864-1947
Weeks Nellie Louise 1910 2 of NY and Va.

Weigel Oswald and Theodor Oswald 1889-1938 418 of Leipzig; bookseller and botanical dealer; 11 folders; also includes flyers for plant collections

Weinhardt Johann 1908 1 of Budapest

Weis Daniel Wesley 1918-1920 4

1866-
Weiss Frederick Ernest 1902-1933 21 20 letters, 1902-1933; 1 letter, 1919 from Evelyn Spruce Weiss
1865-1933
Weld Caroline L n.d. 2 Mrs. William G. Weld; of Boston

Welles Sumner n.d. 1

1892-
Wellington Richard 1913 1

1884-
Wellman Emma F 1911 2 of Hinsdale, NH

Wells Edgar Huidekoper 1907-1911 7

1875-1938
Welter H 1891-1913 6 bookseller, of Paris

Wendte William 1897-1902 22 22 letters, 1897-1902; "Notes of correction, otc. of the Sixth Edition of Gray's Manual," [1898] see: George Edward Davenport inventory in Archives Guide
Wentworth Louis Albert 1903-1919 10

1873-1929
Wenzel Chester A 1913-1930 13 13 letters, one plant list
1882-
Werkle Carl (aka Charles) 1910 1

1860-1924
Werdermann Erich 1924-1959 36 35 letters, 1924-1956; death notice, 1959; 1 letter to Mrs. Hilde Werdermann, 1959
1892-1959
Wernecke J B E 1921-1929 4 of Nebraska

Werner William C 1893-1932 12 12 letters, 3 plant lists
1851-1935
Wesley William & Son 1894-1921 35 (booksellers); 35 letters and 2 bills, 1894-1921, including notice of change of name to Wheldon & Wesley, Ltd., 1921 Wheldon & Wesley, Ltd.
Weston Alice D 1929 1 Mrs T. I. Weston of South Carolina

Weston William Henry, Jr. 1921-1932 104 3 folders of letters; includes 1 letter from Rudolph W. Ehlert, 1929 and 1 letter from Lora Standish Weston, 1921 Oakes, Henry N; Rowe, Annie E 1890-1978
Wetherill Henry Emerson 1894 1

1871
Wetmore Ralph Hartley

Thesis titles of his Ph.D. candidates
1892
Wettstein von Westersheim Richard von (Ritter) 1904-1926 6 6 letters, 1904-1926; death notice, 1931
1863-1931
Whalen Eliza 1925 1 of Connecticut

Whaler James 1930 1 of Nova Scotia

Wharton Georgia 1910 1 of Washington D.C.

Wharton Mary E 1942-1945 5

1912-
Wheeler Alfred Pelton 1925 3

1871-
Wheeler Charles Fay 1892-1907 19 19 letters and 1 plant list C. F. Wheeler inventory in Archives Guide 1842-1910
Wheeler John Adams 1897-1904 8

-1905
Wheeler Katharine 1910 1 Mrs. Charles Fay Wheeler

Wheeler Leston Ansel 1907-1943 36 36 letters and 3 plant lists; photograph and brief biography
1879-1947(?)
Wheeler Louis Cutter

see: Camp, Wendell Holmes (1904-1963); Weatherby, Charles Alfred (1875-1949)
1910-
Wheeler Mary L 1911-1917 16 of Cambridge, Mass.

Wheeler William Morton 1908-1934 28 28 letters, 1 plant list
1865-1937
Whelpley Philip B 1903-1909 10


Wherry Edgar Theodore


Charles Alfred Weatherby inventory in Archives Guide
Whetzel Herbert Hice 1929-1933 10

1877-1944
White Alfred Tredway 1916 2

1846-1921
White Annie G Hewitt 1898, n.d. 2 of Toronto

White David (aka Charles) 1923-1928 10

1862-1935
White Cyril Tenison 1919-1927 6

1890-1950
White Edward Albert 1905-1906 6

1872-1943
White George Robert 1899-1921 37 also: invitation to unveiling of memorial for White, 1924; samples of Hindustani, Chinese and Japanese words and letter from Charles R. Lanman, 1906
-1922
White Henry 1896 1


White James 1920 1 of Ottawa

White James 1903-1920 12

1863-
White Mark 1899 1 of Winfield, Kansas

White Stephen S 1939-1942 10 10 letters and 1 plant list
1909-
White William Lawrence 1941-1952 6 1 letter, 1941; 3 letters to him, 1949-1950; 1 letter about him from Andrew D. Rodgers III, 1952; 1 letter to Rebecca O. White, 1952
1908-1952
Whitehead Eileen Jessie

see: Erlanson, Eileen Jessie; Grimes, Eileen Jessie

Whitford Harry Nichols 1917-1924 16 16 letters and 2 plant lists
1872-1941
Whiting Charles Goodrich 1909 1

1842-1922
Whitney Elsie 1929-1947 22 (nee Gibson); 21 letters, 1929-1947; 1 letter from Julian G. Hillhouse, 1933
1885-
Whitney Howard R 1901-1935 16 of Hartford, Conn.; 16 letters, 1901-1935; notes on Crataegus Brainerdi and Crataegus Brainerdi asperifolia, 1927

Whitney J W 1894 1 of Cambridge, MA

Whitney Louise 1935 3 of Michigan

Whitney O L & Co. 1912-1915 5 (electrical); 5 letters including 3 pencil sketches of light fixtures for the Herbarium

Whitwell George 1909 1

ca. 1840-1924
Whorf Edw. H 1901 1 of Boston

Wibbe John Herman 1895 1 of Schnectady, NY; 1 letter and obituary notice
1848-1899
Widder Felix Josef 1947-1949 8 6 letters and 2 Care postcards
1892-
Widtsoe John Andreas 1919 2 2 letters re: herbarium of Marcus Jones
1872-
Wiegand Karl McKay 1898-1941 257 6 folders; items in addition to letters: flyer for edible greens contest, plant list, list of negatives, questionnaire re: taxonomic botanists Merritt Lyndon Fernald inventory (p. 3) in Archives Guide 1873-1942
Wiegmann William Henry 1918 4

1876-
Wieland George Reber 1902-1935 6

1865-1953
Wigglesworth George 1919-1921 8

1853-1930
Wigglesworth Mary Catherine 1916 2 Mrs. George Wigglesworth (nee Dixwell) of Mass.

Wight Alexander Este 1904-1909 8


Wight William Franklin 1901-1911 11

1874-
Wilcox Edwin Forrest Mead 1895-1929 19 19 letters and list of issues of Miss Clark's index of new genera
1876-
Wilcox Ernest N 1902-1903 3 of Washington D.C. and Ill.

Wild Levi 1898-1900 6

1859-
Wilde Earle Irving 1927 1

1888-
Wilkes Charles


Wilkes Expedition inventory (item 17) in Archives Guide 1798-1877
Wilkinson Edward 1892, 1895 2

1846-1918
Wilks William 1919 2 2 letters and flyer of revision of Pritzel
1843-1923
Willicut L D & Sons Co. 1914, 1915 2 builders

Wille (Johan) Nordal Fischer 1900-1911 4

1858-1924
Willets Edwin 1892 2 of Washington D.C.

Willey Arthur 1926 1

1867-
Williams Adelia C 1927 3 of Mass.; 3 letters re: will of Adelia C Williams and notice of probate hearing

Williams Charles Barnes 1925 1 posctard
1865-1928
Williams Edward Newlin 1897-1899 5

1874-1902
Williams Emile Francis 1895-1929 164 4 folders; song about Rhodora and N.E.B.C., 1916, N.E.B.C. resolution on Williams' death Walter Deane inventory (p. 3, 7, 10, 25, 47); George Golding Kennedy inventory 1859-1929
Williams Francis Xavier 1924 2 also 2 plant lists
1882
Williams Frederic Newton 1897-1922 28

1862-1923
Williams Helen Gardner 1931-1946 4 Mrs. Myron R. Williams of NH and VT

Williams Henry Willard 1894 1

1821-1895
Williams J Bertram 1893-1905 14 of Cambridge, Mass.

Williams John D 1897 1 of Boston

Williams Moses 1902-1911 9

1846-1919
Williams Robert Statham 1920-1936 7

1859-1945
Williams Talcott 1897 1

1849-1928
Williams Thomas Albert 1893-1900 10

1865-1900
Williamson Charles Sumner n.d. 1

1857-1914
Williamson John


George Edward Davenport inventory in Archives Guide
Willis John Christopher 1899-1934 19

1868-1958
Wilmott Alfred James 1916-1947 44 also report on Nomina ad Conservationem proposita, 1933
1888-1950
Wilms Friedrich (Frederik) 1898-1914 5 of Berlin; flyer for plants of Carl Curt Hosseus, 1904; Georg Scheffler, 1906; offer for sale of herbarium of Friedrich Heinrich Wilms, n.d.; announcement, 1913

Wilms Friedrich Heinrich


Wilms, Friedrich 1811-1880
Wilshire H D 1923 1 of Canada

Wilson Ernest Henry 1913-1930 27 11 letters, 1922-1930; 16 letters concernng species of Lilium, with 3 notes on Lilium, 1913-1930; death notice, 1930
1876-1930
Wilson Grace W 1913-1931 28 Mrs. Charles Sumner Wilson, of Newport NH

Wilson John & Son


University Press
Wilson Leonard Richard 1932-1943 19

1906-
Wilson Louis N 1895-1911 4

1857-1937
Wilson Percy 1906-1938 57

1879-1944
Wilson William Powell 1892-1921 33

1844-1927
Wiltse Harlan G 1922 1 of Hannibal, NY

Windt H A de 1908 1 of Winnetka, Ill.

Wing Asa Shove 1920 2

1850-1931
Winkler Hans Karl Albert 1928 1

1877
Winlock W C 1894-1895 4 of Washington D.C.

Winne William Thomas 1941-1942 6

1913
Winser John H 1894 1 of New York

Winship George Parker 1921 1 of Cambridge, Mass.; also 1 circular, 1917

Winslow Evelyn James 1901-1924 24

1870-1949
Winslow Kenelm 1901 1 of Groton

Winsor Justin 1892-1895 7

1831-1897
Winston A L 1915 3 of Westport, Conn.

Wister John Caspar 1923-1946 9 also 1 flyer
1887-
Withey Emily W 1894-1908 23 of Cambridge, Mass.

Wittmack (Marx Carl) Ludwig

1 flyer re: Wittmack's 70th birthday and 1 re: his 80th birthday, 1909 and 1919
1839-1929
Wittrock Gustave Ludwig 1927-1948 58 also 4 shipping notices
1895-1954
Wittrock Veit Brecher 1903-1906 4

1839-1914
Wolbach Simeon Burt 1922-1925 3

1880-
Wolcott Roger 1921-1941 46 of Boston

Wolf John 1892-1893 5

1820-1897
Wood Alphonso


Thomas Morong inventory in Archives Guide 1810-1881
Wood G B 1909 1 of Bar Harbor, ME

Wood Horatio Charles


Sereno Watson inventory in Archives Guide 1841-1920
Wood Kate n.d. 4


Wood Leonard

see: Lowell, Abbot Lawrence
1860-1927
Woodcock Fidella G 1923 5 of San Diego

Woodhead Thomas William 1927-1938 9

1863-1940
Woodman Joseph Edmund 1898 1

1873-
Woods Albert Fred 1902-1918 10

1866-1948
Woodson Robert Everard 1935-1963 200 5 folders; in addition to letters: 12 postcards, 2 plant lists
1904-1963
Woodward Richard William 1904-1928 57
Charles Alfred Weatherby inventory in Archives Guide 1846-1931
Woodworth Jay Backus 1907-1919 6

1865-1925
Woodworth Robert Hugo 1927-1931 6

1902-
Woodworth William McMichael 1898-1900 11

1864-1912
Woolson George Clark 1892-1922 3

1848-1924
Woolson Grace A 1898-1910 21

1850-1911
Wooton Elmer Ottis 1894-1917 47

1865-1945
Worcester Dean Conant 1903,1904 2

1866-1924
Worrell Louis W 1903 1 of Guam; 1 letter, 1903, with a letter of recommendation from B.L. Seawell, 1900

Wortley Edward Jocelyn 1913-1931 7

1884-1942
Wraith William 1926 2 of New York

Wright Annie L 1911 1 (nee Pringle) daughter of Cyrus G. Pringle; 1 letter, 1911, re: notes of her father

Wright Charles


see Charles Wright inventory in Archives Guide 1811-1885
Wright Charles

Plants of Cuba, see Personal Inventory, Archives Guide II
1811-1885
Wright George Frederick 1898, 1911 2

1838-1921
Wright John Shepard 1900 1

1870-
Wright Samuel Hart 1895 1

1825-1905
Wright William Greenwood 1893 1
George Edward Davenport inventory in Archives Guide 1830-1912
Wyman Jeffries

see: Thaddeus William Harris inventory (p. 2) in Archives Guide

Wynd Frederick Lyle 1935-1946 13

1904
Wynne-Edwards Eleanor May

see: Reid, Eleanor May (nee Wynne-Edwards)

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