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Frederick Vernon Coville Papers

Creator::
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1888-1936 and undated
Introduction:
These papers of Frederick Vernon Coville were part of a group of Smithsonian Department of Botany records which were originally deposited in 1971 at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. In December 1977, the records were returned to the Smithsonian for maintenance in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of a small amount of correspondence, 1888-1921; material concerning the Medicinal Plants Survey, 1897-1898; notes concerning the revision of Coville's work on Death Valley plants, 1933-1936; and a small group of manuscript notes on currants and gooseberries, undated. Events and items of special interest which are documented in the correspondence include the explorations of Per Axel Rydberg in the Black Hills; the artistic work of Frederick A. Walpole; the acquisition of the Greene Herbarium; the botany exhibits at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893; and the Mearns collection from the Mexican Boundary Survey, 1893.

The Smithsonian Archives contains other Coville correspondence scattered throughout a number of collections. Most of this material can be found in the records of the Division of Plants, particularly Record Units 220, 221, 222, and 224. Other collections include Record Unit 201, Assistant Secretary in Charge of the United States National Museum, 1875-1902, and the records of the Office of the Secretary, Record Units 31, 34, 45, and 46. The main body of Coville's official correspondence is located in Record Group 54, Records of the Bureau of Plant Industry, at the National Archives.
Historical Note:
Frederick Vernon Coville (1867-1937), botanist and blueberry breeder, was born in New York and educated at Cornell University (B. A., 1887). His important field work included the Geological Survey of Arkansas, 1888; the Death Valley Expedition, 1891; and the Harriman Alaska Expedition, 1899. Most of his career was spent at the United States Department of Agriculture, where he served as Assistant Botanist, 1888-1893, and Botanist, 1893-1937. He was also Honorary Curator of the United States National Herbarium, 1893-1937, and was instrumental in the establishment of the National Arboretum in 1927. More extensive biographical material can be found in Science, Volume 85, 280-281.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7272, Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7272
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Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7272

Frederick Vernon Coville Papers, 1888-1936 and undated

Creator:
Coville, Frederick V (Frederick Vernon) 1867-1937  Search this
Subject:
Coville, Frederick V (Frederick Vernon) 1867-1937  Search this
Rydberg, Per Axel 1860-1931  Search this
Walpole, Frederick A. 1861-1904  Search this
Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916  Search this
United States-Mexican International Boundary Survey 1891-1894  Search this
Medicinal Plants Survey, 1897-1898  Search this
Edward L. Greene Herbarium  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
Geological Survey of Arkansas  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
United States National Herbarium  Search this
National Arboretum (U.S.)  Search this
Death Valley Expedition (1891)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1888
1888-1936
1888-1936 and undated
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007272
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217429

Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937

Forename:
Frederick  Search this
Middle Initial:
Vernon  Search this
Surname:
Coville  Search this
Occupation:
Botanists
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1867
Death Date:
1937
See more records related to affiliations:
United States Dept. of Agriculture
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Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP173

Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922

Forename:
John  Search this
Middle Initial:
Casper  Search this
Surname:
Branner  Search this
Occupation:
Geologists
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1850
Death Date:
1922
See more records related to affiliations:
Geological Survey of Arkansas
Indiana university
Stanford university
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Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP422

Annual report of the Geological Survey of Arkansas / by John C. Branner, State Geologist

Author:
Arkansas Geological Survey  Search this
Geological Survey of Arkansas  Search this
Physical description:
5 v. : ill., maps and 2 atlases ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Arkansas
Date:
1887
1892
1887-1900
Topic:
Geology--Periodicals  Search this
Petrology--Periodicals  Search this
Paleontology--Periodicals  Search this
Mines and mineral resources--Periodicals  Search this
Natural history--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
QE87 .A721
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_458455

Second report of a geological reconnoissance of the middle and southern counties of Arkansas : made during the years 1859 and 1860 / by David Dale Owen ..., assisted by Robert Peter, chemical assistant, M. Leo Lesquereux, botanist, Edward Cox, assistant geologist

Author:
Geological Survey of Arkansas  Search this
Owen, Richard 1810-1890  Search this
Owen, David 1807-1860  Search this
Elderhorst, William 1828-1861  Search this
Cox, Edward Thomas 1821-1907  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
433, [1] p., [13] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arkansas
Date:
1860
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Soils  Search this
Botany  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Call number:
QE87 .A1s 1860
QE87.A1s 1860
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_354691

The slates of Arkansas, by A.H. Purdue ... with a bibliography of the geology of Arkansas, by J.C. Branner ..

Author:
Geological Survey of Arkansas  Search this
Purdue, A. H (Albert Homer) 1861-1917  Search this
Branner, John Casper 1850-1922  Search this
Physical description:
viii p., 1 l., [ix]-xii, 170 p. VII pl. (incl. 2 fold. maps) fold. tab., diagrs. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arkansas
Date:
1909
1909]
Topic:
Slate  Search this
Geology--Bibliography  Search this
Call number:
TN958.P8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_232544

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