Vesta Hesse field notes, 1936-1941
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Brief Description: This collection contains botanical notes, photograph, and correspondence of Santa Cruz botanist Vesse Hesse. Field notes are on plants collected in the Santa Cruz Mountains in 1943 by Vesta Hesse, prepared for Professor Willis Linn Jepson at the University of California, Berkeley. Also included is a list of plants in the families Scrophulariaceae to Compositae which Hesse presumes will be available for collecting in the general vicinity of Boulder Creek during 1944; 5 letters sent from Annetta Carter to Hesse between 1968 and 1975; and 11 photographs of plants, dated and identified. Photographs were taken between 1936 and 1941.
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]
Created by: Hesse, Vesta F. (1901-1982)
Volume: 0.1 Linear Feet
Biographical Note for Hesse, Vesta F. (1901-1982) :

Vesta Florence Hesse was born in Santa Cruz County, California on 1901. She attended Boulder Creek Union High School and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Physics in 1924. She taught high school in Angel's Camp, Calaveras County from 1925-1927. In 1930 she returned to her family's apple orchard in Boulder Creek and began studying the flora of the Santa Cruz Mountains. She sent specimens to and corresponded with botanists at the University of California, California Academy of Sciences, and Stanford University including Willis Jepson, Rimo Bacigalupi, John Thomas Howell, Annetta Carter, Roxana Ferris, and John H. Thomas.

She made about 3350 collections from 1939 to 1968.

She was elected Second Vice President of the California Botanical Society in 1982. Vesta F. Hesse passed away on December 9, 1982 in Berkeley, California.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Botany - California
Carter, Annetta, 1907-1991
Hesse, Vesta F., 1901-1982
Genres/Forms of Material
Field notes
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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PreferredCitation: Vesta Hesse Field Notes, University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley.