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Sophora affinis Torr. & A. Gray

Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Gov. Stevens  Search this
Preparation:
Wood Sample
Place:
United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Sophora affinis Torr. & A. Gray
USNM Number:
USw3468
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31d726381-ce37-4f15-811e-b813f3f458a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2765206

Physocarpus capitatus (Pursh) Kuntze

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
John Milton Bigelow  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Lieut. Whipple  Search this
Place:
California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1853 to 1854
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae Amygdaloideae
Published Name:
Physocarpus capitatus (Pursh) Kuntze
Opulaster capitatus (Pursh) Kuntze
Barcode:
00858460
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0092
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3622ff228-1120-4787-8195-c2a17f6431d2
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10817011
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Shepherdia argentea (Pursh) Nutt.

Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Gov. Stevens  Search this
Place:
United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Elaeagnaceae
Published Name:
Shepherdia argentea (Pursh) Nutt.
Lepargyrea argentea (Pursh) Greene
Barcode:
01189138
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0485
USNM Number:
101175
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31407a555-38aa-48da-8f5d-194f4b321aa2
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10970925
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Geum triflorum Pursh

Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Gov. Stevens  Search this
Place:
United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae Rosoideae
Published Name:
Geum triflorum Pursh
Sieversia triflora (Pursh) R. Br.
Barcode:
01160047
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0128
USNM Number:
227634
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3be9adc7e-0515-4d42-a32d-8e7e6ff57e85
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10818298
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Lysiloma bahamensis Benth.

Collector:
Collector unknown  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Gov. Stevens  Search this
Preparation:
Wood Sample
Place:
United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Caesalpinioideae
Published Name:
Lysiloma bahamensis Benth.
USNM Number:
USw3727
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c2611df4-618b-4fe2-825c-e933e0e1e7e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2765145

Phaseolus polystachios (L.) Britton, Stearns & Poggenb.

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
John Milton Bigelow  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Lieut. Whipple  Search this
Place:
Fort Smith to the Rio Grande, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Collection Date:
8 Aug 1853
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Phaseolus polystachios (L.) Britton, Stearns & Poggenb.
Barcode:
01149723
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0062
USNM Number:
83910
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/330e74eb2-c84b-4d79-8c66-10d638b47ab0
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10575670
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Orobanche californica subsp. jepsonii (Munz) Heckard

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
John S. Newberry  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Lieut. Williamson  Search this
Place:
Canoe Creek, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1 Aug ----
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Orobanchaceae
Published Name:
Orobanche californica subsp. jepsonii (Munz) Heckard
Barcode:
04697628
USNM Number:
10988
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35d97bdcd-64ee-4566-8bc9-d1f6a596023b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16843864

Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata (Nutt.) S. Watson

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
John S. Newberry  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Lieut. Williamson  Search this
Place:
Klamath Lake, California, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae Rosoideae
Published Name:
Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata (Nutt.) S. Watson
Potentilla gracilis Douglas ex Hook.
Barcode:
01159793
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0112
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/320a28110-85ac-41fd-9d83-8d28bd4c5d9e
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10817738
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Lobelia appendiculata A. DC.

Biogeographical Region:
7 - North America  Search this
Collector:
John Milton Bigelow  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Lieut. Whipple  Search this
Place:
Fort Smith, Arkansas (?), United States, North America
Collection Date:
1853 to 1854
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Campanulaceae
Published Name:
Lobelia appendiculata A. DC.
Barcode:
00935812
USNM Number:
57822
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3db1e560f-00ec-4f13-852a-abd306de360b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2842330
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Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench

Biogeographical Region:
7 - North America  Search this
Collector:
John Milton Bigelow  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Lieut. Whipple  Search this
Place:
Fort Smith, Arkansas (?), United States, North America
Collection Date:
1853 to 1854
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Caesalpinioideae
Published Name:
Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench
Barcode:
00367859
USNM Number:
48321
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3846b58e5-d45a-48cd-b78c-807680affc58
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2553644
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Gymnocladus dioicus (L.) K. Koch

Biogeographical Region:
7 - North America  Search this
Collector:
John Milton Bigelow  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Lieut. Whipple  Search this
Place:
Fort Smith, Arkansas (?), United States, North America
Collection Date:
1853 to 1854
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Caesalpinioideae
Published Name:
Gymnocladus dioicus (L.) K. Koch
Barcode:
00389966
USNM Number:
68061
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34bcdcec0-01ad-4ca3-8a99-a9f7f62988bc
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Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1853-1861. Arranged Alphabetically by Correspondent.

Type:
Archival materials
Note:
Correspondents include Spencer F. Baird, James Graham Cooper, George Gibbs, Rodman M. Price, and Isaac I. Stevens. The letter of 1 January 1854 from Suckley to Spencer F. Baird contains notes and observations on the country traveled by the Pacific Railroad Survey of the 47th and 49th parallels. The letters of July 22 and 31, 1856 from Suckley to Rodman M. Price contain accounts of Washington Territory under the administration of Governor Isaac I. Stevens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7191, George Suckley Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7191, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7191-refidd1e238

Folder 2 Daily journal maintained by George Suckley while serving with the Pacific Railroad Survey of the 47th and 48th parallels from May 24 to December 6, 1853. Includes a record of Suckley's canoe trip from Fort Owen down the Bitter Root, Clark's Fo...

Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7191, George Suckley Papers
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George Suckley Papers / Series 2: Journals, Field Books, and Notes, 1849-1861. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7191-refidd1e288

Folders 4-5 Miscellaneous journals, field books, and notes concerning Suckley's work on the Pacific Railroad Survey; his duties as Army Assistant Surgeon at Fort Steilacoom, Washington Territory; his collecting trip to Panama with James Graham Cooper; ...

Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7191, George Suckley Papers
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George Suckley Papers / Series 2: Journals, Field Books, and Notes, 1849-1861. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7191-refidd1e310

Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus

Collector:
W. H. Emory  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey Lt. A. W. Whipple  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Camp 127, New Mexico, United States, North America
Collection Date:
20 Feb 1854
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Emberizidae, Emberizinae
Published Name:
Ammodramus savannarum ammolegus
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 175
USNM Number:
A6334
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35e3f79f7-49ed-4e31-a9af-41021eeaeecc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_15230827
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Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company Records

Creator:
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.  Search this
Names:
Atlantic City Railroad  Search this
Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad  Search this
Reading Belt Railroad  Search this
Bines, William H.  Search this
Boggs, George B.  Search this
Buckholz, Charles W.  Search this
Byers, Charles E.  Search this
Chamberlain, E.C.  Search this
Davis, N.M.  Search this
Gowen, Franklin B.  Search this
Jamison, Robert  Search this
Keim, George DeB  Search this
Lorenz, William  Search this
Manning, Charles P.  Search this
Nichols, Henry K.  Search this
Rice, George  Search this
Richardson, F.E.  Search this
Royers, John H.  Search this
Steele, J. Dutton  Search this
Thompson, J.W.  Search this
Whitney, E.S.  Search this
Wilson, H.T.  Search this
Wootten, John E.  Search this
Yarington, T.O.  Search this
Zacharias, H.C.  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet (78 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Right of way deeds
Reports
Letterpress copybooks
Mechanical drawings
Estimates
Financial statements
Circular letters
Bills
Accident reports
Correspondence
Place:
Lackawanna County (Pa.)
Luzerne County (Pa.)
Cressona (Pa.)
Harrisburg (Pa.)
Norristown (Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
New Jersey
Sumerton (Pa.)
Cheltenham (Pa.)
Sunbury (Pa.)
Reading (Pa.)
Trenton (N.J.)
Schuylkill County (Pa.)
Pennsylvania
Date:
1860-1936
Summary:
Collection of engineering reports and correspondence from the Engineering Department of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad was most used for the transportation of anthracite coal within Pennsylvania from 1833 through the early 1970s.
Scope and Contents:
Primarily outgoing correspondence from the Engineering Department of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company, the remainder being engineering reports and other miscellaneous papers.

Series 1: Letterpress Copybooks consists of 219 volumes from various engineers, each with own index (1865-1892): were generated by Chief Engineer, Assistant Chief Engineer, various resident engineers, other lower-level engineers, and the Chief Road-Master. Bulk of copybooks created by William H. Bines and Henry K. Nichols during long careers with the Philadelphia & Reading. Other volumes contain letters and reports by Charles W. Buckholz, Charles E. Byers, William Lorenz, and others. Correspondence covers all aspects of the engineering operations of the railroad, much of it at highest levels, being addressed to the Presidents of the Reading. Also includes one letterbook from John E. Wooten (1865), Superintendent.

Series 2: Reports of Chief Engineer to Auditor, 1908-1910; structural design calculation notebooks, 1901-1935; right of way deeds, 1903; and tracings of assorted machine parts.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1: Letterpress Copybooks, 1866-1870

Series 2: Chief Engineer Standard Plans, 1904-1942 Series 3: Construction Reports, 1901-1913

Series 4: Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) Valuation of Railroads, 1913-1922

Series 5: Reports and Miscellaneous Papers, 1860-1936
Biographical / Historical:
This railroad was chartered in 1833 to provide low-cost transportation from the Schuylkill and Mahanoy anthracite coal fields in eastern Pennsylvania to Philadelphia. Main line from Philadelphia to Pottsville opened 1842. Reading expanded by acquiring other railroads, and by 1869 had monopoly of coal traffic from Schuylkill anthracite region.

Expansion accelerated when Franklin B. Gowen became president (1869) and attempted to dominate entire anthracite trade. Purchased Schuylkill Canal (1870) to eliminate competition for coal trade; then organized the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company in 1871 to purchase and operate coal mines; secured over 40 percent of U.S. anthracite reserves, but debt incurred led railroad to bankruptcy and receivership (1880). Gowen's reckless style drove the Reading into second receivership (1886), and he was forced to resign.

Gowen's Successor, Archibald A. McLeod, tried to increase company control over anthracite trade (1892-1893), then control of several New England railroads. The Reading went bankrupt again and McLeod was ousted. In a reorganization (1896), the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad and the Coal & Iron Company became properties of the Reading Company, a holding company. Later additions to system were infrequent and largely confined to short branches and improvements inalignment. Due to anti-trust proceedings, company divested mining subsidiary (1923) and merged wholly owned railroad companies into an operating company. Acquired Lehigh & Susquehanna Railroad 1963, went bankrupt in early 1970s, and conveyed portions of its lines to Conrail (1976). The reorganized Reading Company retains real estate and other non-rail holdings.
Related Materials:
Hagley Museum & Library, Manuscripts & Archives Department, P.O. Box 3630, Wilmington, Delaware 19807.
Provenance:
Collection donated by the Reading Company, Philadelphia, Pa., 1960s.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Railroad accidents  Search this
Railroad engineering  Search this
Railroads -- New Jersey  Search this
Railroads -- Buildings and structures  Search this
Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Coal -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Railroad companies -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Railroad engineers  Search this
Coal -- Transportation  Search this
Anthracite coal industry  Search this
Railroads -- Surveying  Search this
Railroad tracks  Search this
Railroads -- Maintenance and repair  Search this
Railroads -- Signalling  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Railroads -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Genre/Form:
Right of way deeds
Reports
Letterpress copybooks
Mechanical drawings
Estimates
Financial statements
Circular letters
Bills
Accident reports
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0208
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e44f13bf-04bf-4b9e-a922-1f180aa7a596
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0208

Psaltriparus minimus plumbeus

Collector:
Dr C. B. Kennerly  Search this
H. B. Mollhausen  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey, Line Of The 35th Parallel  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
unknown
Stage:
Adult
Type Citation:
Baird, S. F. Jun 1854. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia. 7: 118.
Type Status:
Type
Place:
Little Colorado River, Arizona, United States, North America
Collection Date:
18 Dec 1853
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Aegithalidae
Published Name:
Psaltriparus minimus plumbeus
Psaltria plumbea Baird
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 40
USNM Number:
33003
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31cca544e-2a3d-45c5-9130-6c9b89fdca8e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4293887
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Sphyrapicus thyroideus thyroideus

Collector:
J. S. Newberry  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey, Sacramento Valley To The Columbia River  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Type Citation:
Newberry, J. S. 1857. Rep. Expl. And Surv. R.R. Pac.. Rep. Expl. and Surv. R.R. Pac. 6 (4): 89, pl. 34 (upper fig.).
Type Status:
Type
Place:
Klamath Lake, E Shore, Klamath, Oregon, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 Aug 1855
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Piciformes, Picidae
Published Name:
Sphyrapicus thyroideus thyroideus
Picus williamsoni Newberry in Baird et al.
USNM Number:
A9344
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/379f2165a-3efa-40a2-a126-fca03fe3cc72
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4138761
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Melanerpes uropygialis uropygialis

Collector:
Dr C. B. Kennerly  Search this
H. B. Mollhausen  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey, Line Of The 35th Parallel  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Type Citation:
Baird, S. F. Jun 1854. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia. 7: 120.
Type Status:
Cotype
Place:
Williams River, a Few mi Below Union of Big Sandy and Santa Maria Rivers, "Camp 121", Mohave / Yuma, Arizona, United States, North America
Collection Date:
13 Feb 1854
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Piciformes, Picidae
Published Name:
Melanerpes uropygialis uropygialis
Centurus uropygialis Baird
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 99
USNM Number:
A12324
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37425f51c-c9ec-45c5-81e9-b19e92d2aa32
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_4139041
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Vicia nigricans subsp. gigantea Hook. & Arn.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
John Milton Bigelow  Search this
Expedition:
Pacific Railroad Survey: Lieut. Whipple  Search this
Place:
California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1853 to 1854
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Vicia nigricans subsp. gigantea Hook. & Arn.
Barcode:
01149741
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0206
USNM Number:
67478
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GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35c6c55da-af78-4d2a-8679-f32c31dddee6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10819286
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