[Nature and Bird Notes.] Flowers and plants pressed in volume, some with pencil notes identifying them on scraps of paper.

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Title
[Nature and Bird Notes.] Flowers and plants pressed in volume, some with pencil notes identifying them on scraps of paper.
Names
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862 (Author)
Thoreau, John, 1815-1842
Thoreau, Sophia E.
Collection

Henry David Thoreau Papers, 1837-1917 bulk (1837-1860)

Series I: Manuscripts by Henry David Thoreau

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1837 - 1861
Place: Concord, MA
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Thoreau
Shelf locator: Thoreau [Nature and Bird Notes] plants pressed and preserved in the book +
Topics
Transcendentalism (New England)
Nature study
Genres
Natural history
Nature study
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Ownership: Stephen H. Wakeman; W. T. H. Howe.
Physical Description
Specimens
Extent: 49 items
Specimens were laid throughout Thoreau family's Nature and Bird Notes to be pressed and preserved, many with scraps of paper with botanical or common name in HDT's hand; now removed to manuscript boxes.
1. Pressed plant laid between pages 1 & 2 (original numbering —) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 2. Pressed plant laid between pages 1 & 2 (original numbering —) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 3. Pressed plant laid between pages 3 & 4 (original numbering —) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Acuminatum 4. Pressed plant laid between pages 3 & 4 (original numbering —) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: A. radula 5. Pressed plant laid between pages — & 6 (original numbering 2 & 3) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Radula? 6. Pressed plant laid between pages — & 7 (original numbering 4 & 5) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label:.G. Pilosum 7. Pressed plant laid between pages 10 & 11 (original numbering 8 & 9) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Circaea – large 8. Pressed plant laid between pages 12 & 13 (original numbering 10 & 11) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Tubingia[?] alternifolia 9. Pressed plant laid between pages — & 14 (original numbering 12 & 13) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 10. Pressed plant laid between pages 15 & 16 (original numbering 14 & 15) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Rhexia virginica 11. Pressed plant laid between pages 17 & — (original numbering 16 & 17) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: P. arbustifolia | stringed[?] | In Hub. marsh 12. Pressed plant laid between pages 18 & 19 (original numbering 18 & 19) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Sort of | Clustered Rubus | Balls [??] 13. Pressed plant laid between pages 20 & 21 (original numbering 20 & 21) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: R. linpidum[?] 14. Pressed plant laid between pages 22 & 23 (original numbering 22 & 23) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Labels: White Geum & Geum of hill 15. Pressed plant laid between pages 24 & 25 (original numbering 24 & 25) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Labels: P. conciata[?] & Cassia marilandica 16. Pressed plant laid between pages 26 & 27 (original numbering 26 & 27) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: C. sinnata[?] 17. Pressed plant laid between pages 28 & 29 (original numbering 28 & 29) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: H. canadense 18. Pressed plant laid between pages 30 & 31 (original numbering 30 & 31) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: S arritua[?] | H. argentosum[?] 19. Pressed plant laid between pages 32 & 33 (original numbering 32 & 33) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 20. Pressed plant laid between pages — & 35 (original numbering 36 & 37) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 21. Pressed plant laid between pages — & — (original numbering 46 & 47) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 22. Pressed plant laid between pages — & 45 (original numbering 54 & 55) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 23. Pressed plant laid between pages 46 & 47 (original numbering 56 & 57) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 24. Pressed plant laid between pages 48 & 49 (original numbering 58 & 59) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 25. Pressed plant laid between pages 50 & 51 (original numbering 60 & 61) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 26. Pressed plant laid between pages 52 & 53 (original numbering 62 & 63) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 27. Pressed plant laid between pages 54 & — (original numbering 64 & 65) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 28. Pressed plant laid between pages 55 & — (original numbering 66 & 67) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 29. Pressed plant laid between pages — & 58 (original numbering 70 & 71) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 30. Pressed plant laid between pages 59 & 60 (original numbering 72 & 73) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Sage | Rica 31. Pressed plant laid between pages 65 & 66 (A Walk to Wachusett) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 32. Pressed plant laid between pages 67 & 68 (A Walk to Wachusett) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 33. Pressed plant laid between pages 69 & 70 (A Walk to Wachusett) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: C. vulgaris ? | May 10 58 34. Pressed plant laid between pages 75 & 76 (A Walk to Wachusett) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 35. Pressed plant laid between pages 77 & 78 (A Walk to Wachusett) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. No label. 36. Pressed plant laid between pages 79& 80 (A Walk to Wachusett) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Luzula pilosa? 37. Pressed plant laid between pages 81 & 82 (A Walk to Wachusett) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: S. caesia 38. Pressed plant laid between pages 83 & 84 (A Walk to Wachusett) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: 3-ribbed G rod 39. Pressed plant laid between pages 85 & 86 (A Walk to Wachusett) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Bidens connata 40. Pressed plant laid between pages 87 & — (A Walk to Wachusett) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Vac. oxycoccus 41. Pressed plant laid between pages 18 & 19 (reverse direction) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Vac. macrocarpon 42. Pressed plant laid between pages 16 & 17 (reverse direction) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: L. quadrifolia 43. Pressed plant laid between pages 14 & 15 (reverse direction) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Quittacus pond 44. Pressed plant laid between pages 10 & 11 (reverse direction) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Labels: Veronica Worcester & Scutellaria lateriflora 45. Pressed plant laid between pages 8 & 9 (reverse direction) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: P. hydropiperoides 46. Pressed plant laid between pages 6 & 7 (reverse direction) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: P. tenne 47. Pressed plant laid between pages 6 & 7 (reverse direction) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. [mounted specimen] 48. Pressed plant laid between pages 4 & 5 (reverse direction) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Labels: Acalypha virginica & Front rank polygonum 49. Pressed plant laid between pages 2 & 3 (reverse direction) of Thoreaus’ Nature and Bird Notes. Label: Ephorbia maculata
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15520476
MSS Unit ID: 19098
Accession number: (173802B)
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 456d5790-6746-0131-70b7-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1817: Creator Born
  • 1837: Created (Approximate)
  • 1862: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "[Nature and Bird Notes.] Flowers and plants pressed in volume, some with pencil notes identifying them on scraps of paper." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1837 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a2bb0590-6d0c-0132-a537-58d385a7b928

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "[Nature and Bird Notes.] Flowers and plants pressed in volume, some with pencil notes identifying them on scraps of paper." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 17, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a2bb0590-6d0c-0132-a537-58d385a7b928

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Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1837 - 1861). [Nature and Bird Notes.] Flowers and plants pressed in volume, some with pencil notes identifying them on scraps of paper. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a2bb0590-6d0c-0132-a537-58d385a7b928

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[Nature and Bird Notes.] Flowers and plants pressed in volume, some with pencil notes identifying them on scraps of paper.