Henry G. Jesup papers, 1890 - 1891Manuscript MS-1257

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Henry G. Jesup papers, 1890 - 1891

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1257

Collection Dates:

1890 - 1891

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Henry G. Jesup (1826-1903), professor of Botany. The papers contain botanical notebooks and an annotated copy of his book "Catalogue of Flowering Plants and Higher Cryptograms."

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Use & Access

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Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Henry G. Jesup contain a botanical notebook with localities of plants, as well as a notebook with notes on "Sylva Sylvarum or A Natural History in the ten centuries... ." His annotated book "A Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Higher Cryptograms," is also included.


Henry Griswold Jesup was born January 23, 1826 in Westport, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale in 1847, after which he taught at Union School Seminary. He joined the faculty at Dartmouth College in 1876, as the first appointed professor of botany. He held this position until 1898. In 1899, he received emeritus status. Jesup's botanical work was devoted to the local flora of the region about Amherst, Massachusetts and later in the vicinity of Dartmouth College. His most important publication was his "Catalogue of Flowering Plants and Higher Cryptograms," which was published in 1891. Jesup died in 1903.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers, 1890-

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1890-1891

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Notebook: Botanical notebook (localities of plants), 1890
  • Folder: 2, Book: "A Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Higher Cryptograms," by Henry G. Jesup, with notes and annotations, 1891
  • Folder: 3, Notebook: Notes on "Sylva Sylvarum or A Naturall History in the ten centuries...", undated

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