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This small collection consists almost entirely of correspondence written to Rachel Lowe, 1917-1959, from various collectors and experts in the study and identification of mosses. The letters are arranged in chronological order although there is some evidence from the collection that Mrs. Lowe may have kept at least part of her correspondence together by correspondent. Envelopes have been kept in most cases because Mrs. Lowe often made notes on them.

Most letters concern identification of specimens collected by Mrs. Lowe. Frequent correspondents were associated with the University of Pennsylvania Botanical Laboratory, the New York Botanical Garden, DePaux University, the University of Washington, the Osborn Botanical Laboratory at Yale, Duke University Department of Botany, and the University of Michigan Department of Botany.

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Nature and Geography



Size of Collection

1 box (0.5 cubic feet)

Dates of Collection

1917-1959, bulk 1951-1959

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0778

Lowe (Rachel L.) Papers, 1917-1959

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