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Vasey, George

Collection Creator:
Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911  Search this
Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926  Search this
Archer, William Andrew  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1873-1888
Collection Restrictions:
The Edward Palmer papers are open for research.

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Collection Citation:
Edward Palmer papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Vasey, George

Collection Creator:
Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911  Search this
Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926  Search this
Archer, William Andrew  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1889-1892
Collection Restrictions:
The Edward Palmer papers are open for research.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Edward Palmer papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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George Vasey Papers

Creator::
Vasey, George  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1889-1893
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of appointment letters to special posts and functions, and honors and awards. Official files of Vasey may be found in Record Unit 220.
Historical Note:
George Vasey (1822-1893), a physician and botanist, was born near Scarborough, England. In 1828 his parents emigrated to the United States, settling in Oneida County, New York. Vasey became interested in botany as a youth, reading Almira Hart Lincoln's Elements of Botany, and meeting the German botanist, P. H. Kneiskern, who subsequently introduced him to John Torrey and Asa Gray.

Vasey graduated from Oneida Institute in 1841 and the Berkshire Medical Institute at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1846. After spending a few weeks of training at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, Vasey left to practice medicine in New York and Illinois. Vasey collected botanical specimens while practicing medicine and helped form the Illinois Natural History Society. In 1864 he received an M.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University.

In 1872, Vasey was appointed Botanist of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Curator of the National Herbarium; and in 1889 he became Honorary Curator of the Department of Botany, United States National Museum. Vasey held these positions until his death. At the USDA, Vasey built up its collections of North American grasses, and was instrumental in establishing the Grass Experimental Station at Garden City, Kansas. Vasey's most important botanical study was on the agricultural grasses of the United States, published in 1884. In 1891 he began preparation of his work on North American grasses for publication. The first part of his work was issued in 1892, but he died before the second part could be published.

Vasey was a member of the Geographical Society of Washington; the Biological Society of Washington; a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and an associate fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1892 he was one of the vice-presidents at the Botanical Congress at Genoa, representing the USDA and the Smithsonian.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Physicians  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7087, George Vasey Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7087
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Vasey, George  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7087, George Vasey Papers
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Correspondence and Awards

Collection Creator::
Vasey, George  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7087, George Vasey Papers
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George Vasey Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Vasey, George

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Container:
Boxes 1-29 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, Biographical Information File
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Biographical Information File / Boxes 1-29
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 42 Vasey, George, 1888-1889

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 / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1888-1921, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 4
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Folder 43 Vasey, George R., 1893

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 / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, 1888-1921, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 4
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 Vasey, George. Correspondence 1889, 1890.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Plants  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 220, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Correspondence
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Correspondence / Series 1: INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1870-1893. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 17
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Folder 2 Vasey, George. Handwritten speech on medicinal plants given to a club in Washington, D.C., 1889.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Plants  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 220, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Correspondence
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Correspondence / Series 1: INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1870-1893. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 17
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Folder 3 Vasey, George. Notes on medicinal plants and grasses.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Plants  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 220, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Correspondence
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Correspondence / Series 1: INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1870-1893. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 17
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Folder 4 Vasey, George R., 1889

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Plants  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 220, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Series 1: INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1870-1893. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 17
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Pyrularia pubera Michx.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
George Richard Vasey  Search this
Place:
Mtns, North Carolina, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1878
Common name:
buffalo nut
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Santalales Santalaceae
Published Name:
Pyrularia pubera Michx.
Barcode:
01312421
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37d57cd9a-4cf3-4629-8b01-f0196466da6d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13992308
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Comandra pallida A. DC.

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
George Richard Vasey  Search this
Place:
El Paso, Texas, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1881
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Santalales Santalaceae
Published Name:
Comandra pallida A. DC.
Barcode:
01311955
USNM Number:
68761
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ea387fce-1fe2-4f1f-b8b9-10a9353f0e28
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13955100
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Comandra pallida A. DC.

Biogeographical Region:
77 - South-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
George Richard Vasey  Search this
Place:
Santa Magdalena Mts, Socorro, New Mexico, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Jun 1881
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Santalales Santalaceae
Published Name:
Comandra pallida A. DC.
Barcode:
01312025
USNM Number:
68752
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30ea34115-bcec-4de4-9843-bbfd798336fe
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13955201
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Comandra pallida A. DC.

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
George Richard Vasey  Search this
Place:
Washington, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1883
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Santalales Santalaceae
Published Name:
Comandra pallida A. DC.
Barcode:
01312058
USNM Number:
68767
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30aff91bd-9270-4d98-bf15-e812f4d7be08
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13955234
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Comandra pallida A. DC.

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
George Richard Vasey  Search this
Place:
Washington, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1889
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Santalales Santalaceae
Published Name:
Comandra pallida A. DC.
Barcode:
01312068
USNM Number:
296604
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33548151a-9b46-4bbf-ac26-0750bf8877bb
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13955244
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Comandra pallida A. DC.

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
George Richard Vasey  Search this
Place:
Washington, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1889
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Santalales Santalaceae
Published Name:
Comandra pallida A. DC.
Barcode:
01312069
USNM Number:
296605
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/390899caa-12d7-42e2-a3b0-cef8efeddb24
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13955245
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Aesculus sylvatica W. Bartram

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
George Richard Vasey  Search this
Place:
Mts, North Carolina, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1878
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Sapindales Hippocastanaceae (sapindaceae)
Published Name:
Aesculus sylvatica W. Bartram
Barcode:
01911016
USNM Number:
17852
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/360d78d97-6176-40c6-8d6a-f2c0fd71e1c6
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13800646
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Gonolobus suberosus

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
George Richard Vasey  Search this
Place:
N. Alabama, Alabama, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1878
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Transcribed by digital volunteers
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Gentianales Asclepiadaceae
Published Name:
Gonolobus suberosus
Barcode:
01343875
USNM Number:
2347372
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b2420df2-f96b-4f1a-88dc-a9ae8a3894b4
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12461630
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