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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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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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MEDICINAL PLANTS SURVEY, 1897-1898.

Collection Creator::
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
The Medicinal Plants Survey was undertaken in 1897 by Coville, Henry Hurd Rusby, and Valerie Havard to determine the distribution and abundance of medicinal plants so that the most valuable might be cultivated. This series consists of completed Survey forms, some including correspondence; letters from Coville and Havard to Charles Louis Pollard explaining the work; and a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence of Coville and Pollard concerning the Survey.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7272, Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7272, Series 2
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Box 5

Collection Creator::
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7272, Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
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Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
Frederick Vernon Coville Papers / Series 2: MEDICINAL PLANTS SURVEY, 1897-1898.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 Correspondence, 1897

Collection Creator::
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7272, Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
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Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
Frederick Vernon Coville Papers / Series 2: MEDICINAL PLANTS SURVEY, 1897-1898. / Box 5
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 Medicinal Plants Survey questionnaires, B-J

Collection Creator::
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7272, Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
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Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
Frederick Vernon Coville Papers / Series 2: MEDICINAL PLANTS SURVEY, 1897-1898. / Box 5
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 3 Medicinal Plants Survey questionnaires, K-W

Collection Creator::
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7272, Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
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Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
Frederick Vernon Coville Papers / Series 2: MEDICINAL PLANTS SURVEY, 1897-1898. / Box 5
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 Letterpress book of outgoing correspondence, 1897

Collection Creator::
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7272, Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
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Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
Frederick Vernon Coville Papers / Series 2: MEDICINAL PLANTS SURVEY, 1897-1898. / Box 5
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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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

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