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Freed Hoffman papers


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Freed Hoffman papers, 1941-1959 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

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Title: Freed Hoffman papers, 1941-1959Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Hoffman, Freed W.

Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Field notes, sketches, and lists can be found following the correspondence.

Subjects: Botany - California, Northern, Serpentine plants

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Freed Hoffman Papers document the botanical activities of Freed Hoffman, an amateur botanist based in Guerneville, California. Hoffman's botanical speciality was serpentine plants and the genus Streptanthus. His papers contain incoming correspondence, field notes, manuscripts, lists, and illustrations.

Biographical Note

Freedom W. (Freed) Hoffman, teacher and amateur botanist, was born in Knights Landing, California on January 30, 1880.  He graduated from Chico Normal School and studied art in New York City before returning to California to teach school.  He married Jemella Gertrude (Jimmy) Peugh in 1907 and shortly afterward was hired as the principal of LeConte School in Berkeley, California.  While in Berkeley he studied botany with Dr. Setchell and Dr. Gardner at the University of California at Berkeley. Around 1920, he and Jimmy moved to Guerneville to manage their orchards in the area.  He developed an interest in plants growing on serpentine soils and collected over 4000 plant specimens that are now housed at the University and Jepson Herbaria at the University of California, Berkeley. Much of his work focused on the genus Streptanthus, in which he published two new species in 1952. Freed W. Hoffman passed away on November 13, 1959 at his home in Guerneville.

Subject/Index Terms

Botany - California, Northern
Serpentine plants

Administrative Information

Repository: University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

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.

Preferred Citation: Freed Hoffman Papers, University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

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Folder 1: Applegate, Evelyn, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Bacigalupi, Rimo, 1950-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Baker, Milo S., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Carter, Annetta, 1946-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Constance, Lincoln, 1949-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Crum, Ethel, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hoffman, Mrs. Freed (Jim), 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hoover, Robert F., 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Howell, John Thomas, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Kruckeberg, Arthur Rice, 1947-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Lyon, Gregory S., 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Mason, Herbert L., 1943-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 13: McMillan, Calvin, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Morrison, John, 1942?-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Ownbey, Marion, 1949-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Peck, Morton E., 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Robbins, G. Thomas, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sharsmith, Helen K., 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Whitehead, Jack, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 20: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Field notes on Streptanthus and ThelypodiumAdd to your cart.
Includes sketches of plants.
Folder 22: Streptanthus field notesAdd to your cart.
Includes sketches of plants.

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