Carl A. Purpus collection, 1895-1938
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Brief Description: This collection contains materials relating to Carl A. Purpus's work as a botanical collector in Mexico. The collection consists primarily of letters from Carl A. Purpus to the Brandegees written between 1895 and 1924. A small amount of correspondence between William Setchell and Carl A.  Purpus dated 1911-1938 is also included.  Additional items includes notes; lists of specimens including a list of Purpus Colorado plants from Coulter; a small notebook labeled Account with C. A. Purpus; and a list of determinations for Purpus's collections in T. S. Brandegee's handwriting.
Held at:
University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley ,  University and Jepson Herbaria
1001 Valley Life Sciences
Berkeley, CA 94720 2465
Email: akasameyer [at]
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Botany - Mexico
Brandegee, Katharine Layne, 1844-1920
Brandegee, Townshend Stith, 1843-1925
Purpus, Carl Albert (1851-1941)
Setchell, William Albert, 1864-1943
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Copyright has not been assigned to the University and Jepson Herbaria Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University and Jepson Herbaria Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the publisher.
Related Materials: For more information about Carl A. Purpus, including transcriptions of some of the letters written by Purpus to the Brandegees, see the website Carl Albert Purpus, Plant Collector in Western North America created by Tom Schweich. For more information please see
PreferredCitation: Carl A. Purpus Collection, University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley.