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Henry Bolander correspondence, 1861-1889

Collection Overview

Title: Henry Bolander correspondence, 1861-1889

Creator: Bolander, Henry Nicholas (1831-1897)

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Alphabetically by correspondent. Within each folder, letters are arranged chronologically. A list of the contents of each folder has been been prepared by Dr. Richard G. Beidleman and is available upon request.

Languages: English [eng], German [ger]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of correspondence received by Dr. Henry Nicholas Bolander, botanist for the California Geological Survey.

Biographical Note

Henry Nicholas Bolander, German-American botanist (1831-1897), was born in Schlüchtern, Germany and moved to Columbus, Ohio at the age of 15 in 1846.  He graduated from Columbus Lutheran Seminary and began working as a teacher in 1851.  In Ohio he developed an interest in botany after befriending Leo Lesqueruex. In 1861 Bolander moved to San Francisco and taught with the San Francisco School District. In 1864, he was hired as the State Botanist for California for the California Geological Survey. He worked for the Survey until 1871 when he was elected State Superintendent of Schools.  He passed away in 1897 in Portland, Oregon.

Administrative Information

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: Henry Bolander Correspondence, University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Box and Folder Listing

Folder 1: Agassiz, Louis, 1872 December 25Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Austin, Coe F. (Closter, New Jersey), 1865-1873Add to your cart.
Letters written to Bolander by Coe Austin from Closter, New Jersey.
Folder 3: Baird, Spencer (Smithsonian), 1870 March 6Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Brewer, William H. (Yale University, New Haven), 1864-1868Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Curtis, Moses Ashley, 1866 July 3Add to your cart.
Folder 6: de Candolle, Alphonse, 1866-1868Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Eaton, Daniel Cady, 1869-1873Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Engelmann, George (St. Louis), 1863-1883Add to your cart.
Note: letters in German unless indicated otherwise.
Folder 9: Farlow, William Gilson (Harvard Botanic Garden), 1876-1877Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Gottsche, C. M., 1868 June 24Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Gray, Asa (Botanic Garden, Harvard), 1863-1887Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Henry, Joseph (Secretary, Smithsonian Institution), 24 Feburary 1874Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Hooker, Joseph Dalton (Kew Gardens), 1867-1871Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Köeber (Breslau), 26 November 1867Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Lesquereux, Leo (Columbus, Ohio), 1862-1889Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Lyell, Mrs. Charles (Katharine), 11 November 1868Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Mann, Horace, 1866-1868Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Maximowicz, C. J., 1870-1873Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Muller, Jean (Geneva Botanic Garden), 1877-1878Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Olney, Stephen Thayer, 24 September 1868Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Parry, Charles Christopher, 18 May 1867Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Philippi, R. A., 22 January 1872Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Sargent, Charles Sprague (Arnold Arboretum), 13 April 1875Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Thompson, William, 1870Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Thurber, George, 1861-1876Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Torrey, John, 1870-1872Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Tuckerman, E., 3 February 1866Add to your cart.
Folder 28: von Mueller, Ferdinand (Melbourne, Australia), 1876-1884Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Watson, Sereno (Curator, Harvard Herbarium), 1870-1877Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Wright, Charles, 1869Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Unidentified correspondenceAdd to your cart.