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Nathaniel Lyon Gardner papers

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Nathaniel Lyon Gardner papers, 1901-1938 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

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Title: Nathaniel Lyon Gardner papers, 1901-1938Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Gardner, Nathaniel Lyon (1864-1937)

Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Arranged in two series:

Series 1: Correspondence (1903-1938)

Series 2: Field notes (1901-1937)

Date Acquired: 12/22/2014

Subjects: Algology, Botany - California, Northern, University of California, Berkeley. - Herbarium.

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Field notes

Languages: English

Abstract

Correspondence and field notes of Nathaniel Lyon Gardner, phycologist and curator of the herbarium at the University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents the algal collecting and curatorial work of Nathaniel Lyon Gardner, phycologist and curator of the Herbarium at the University of California, Berkeley. The collection contains correspondence with phycologists from around the world, specimen identification lists, and Gardner's 10 volumes of field note. Information on Gardner's algal collections from 1897-1901 can be found in his correspondence with William Setchell in the William Setchell Papers.

Biographical Note

Nathaniel Lyon Gardner (1864-1937) phycologist and herbarium curator at the University of California, Berkeley, was born in February 26, 1864 in Keokuk, Iowa. As a high school teacher on Whidbey Island, Washington he became interested in the marine algae of Washington and began corresponding with noted phycologist William Setchell at the University of California, Berkeley.  Setchell encouraged Gardner to further his botanical studies and the two collaborated closely on the marine algal flora of the Pacific Coast over the next 40 years.  Gardner received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Botany from the University of California in 1903 and 1906. He served as a professor in Botany at Berkeley from 1913 until his retirement in 1934, and was the curator of the Herbarium from 1920-1934.  He also was head of the department of biology at Los Angles Polytechnic High School from 1906-1909 and 1910-1913. He married Edith Jordan in 1915.  Gardner passed away in Berkeley on August 15, 1937.

Subject/Index Terms

Algology
Botany - California, Northern
University of California, Berkeley. - Herbarium.

Administrative Information

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

Access Restrictions: Material is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Material may be protected by copyright.

Preferred Citation: Nathaniel Lyon Gardner papers, University and Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley.


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Series 2: Field notes, 1901-1937Add to your cart.
10 volumes of field notes from Nathaniel Lyon, phycologist at the University of California, Berkeley.  Field notes date from 1901-1937 and contain collections #314-8400.  Collections are predominantly from northwestern California, but also from British Columbia, Washington, Missouri, Iowa, Alaska, Oregon, and Baja California.
Item 1: Notes on Washington Algae, etc., 1901-1903.Add to your cart.
Numbers #314-936 from British Columbia, Washington, and Californa. Contains a photocopy of letter from William A. Setchell to Gardner regarding the identification of some of Gardner's collections.  Pages 113-191 titled Geographical distribution and notes on Puget Sound algae.
Item 2: Notes on Algae, 1903-1905Add to your cart.
Numbers #937-1520.  Collections are from California, Missouri, and Iowa.
Item 3: Notes on Algae, 1905-1907Add to your cart.
Numbers #1520-1836 from California.  Also includes a list of Algae collected in Southern California, beginning January 1906. Fide Prof. W. A. Setchell. Numbers begin in this book with #1805. List includes #1837-2585. Note: numbers correspond to collections in Gardner field books #4-5.
Item 4: Notes on Algae, 1907-1910Add to your cart.
Collections #1837-2399 from California, Washington, and Alaska.
Item 5: Algae notes, 1909-1915Add to your cart.
Collections #2400-3107 from California and Oregon.
Item 6: Algae, 1915-1916Add to your cart.
Collections #3108-3747 from California.
Item 7: Notes on Algae, 1917-1918Add to your cart.
Collections #3800-4364 from Washington, Alaska, and California.
Item 8: Algae, 1918-1924Add to your cart.
Collections #4365-5101 from California and Baja California.
Item 9: Field notebook, 1924-1933Add to your cart.
Collections #6000-7250 from Washington and California.
Item 10: Field notebook, 1933-1937Add to your cart.
Collections #7251-8045 from California.

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