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Botanical specimen scrapbook

Identifier: Mss 0108

Collection Overview

This is a scrapbook containing 48 plant specimens on blank pages collected from 1883 to 1885. There are nine mounted plant specimens collected from August 1883 to April 1885 from Summerville, S.C.: Zigadenus glaberrimus, Commelina communis, Xyris ambigua, Commelina erecta, Trillium sesile, Cirsium acaulon, Tradescantia roseolens and Amianthium muscitoxicum. Also included are twenty plant specimens which are not dated or identified; six plant specimens collected between May and June 1884; and thirteen plant specimens collected from July 1883 to June 1884 in Flat Rock, N.C., and Summerville, S.C.


  • Creation: 1883-1885

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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1.25 linear feet (1 oversize flat box)

Inventory of the Botanical Specimen Scrapbook, 1883-1885
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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