Willard W. Eggleston transcriptions of Alphonso Wood journals, circa 1925 - 1926Manuscript MS-1304

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Willard W. Eggleston transcriptions of Alphonso Wood journals, circa 1925 - 1926

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1304

Collection Dates:

circa 1925 - 1926

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)


Willard W. Eggleston (1863-1935), botanist. Dartmouth College Class of 1891. The collection consists of transcriptions of the botanical journals of Alphonso Wood.

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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 collection contains the transcription of the journals of Alphonso Wood (1810-1881). The journals contain botanical notes and were transcribed by Willard W. Eggleston. Photographs and negatives of an additional journal kept by Wood during his passage to San Francisco in 1865, is also included.


Willard Webster Eggleston was born on March 28, 1863, in Rutland, Vermont. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1891. From 1895 to 1897, he worked as a civil engineer in Rutland. In 1895, Eggleston founded the Vermont Botanical Club, and in 1900, co-authored "Flora of Vermont: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing without Cultivation." In 1904, he became a researcher at the New York Botanical Garden, a position he held until 1908, when he joined the United States Bureau of Plant Industry investigating plants poisonous to livestock. He retired from this position in 1933. After his retirement Eggleston donated his personal herbarium of ca. 10,000 specimens to the Jesup Herbarium of Dartmouth College. He died on November 25, 1935. In 1942, Alma Eggleston endowed prizes in botany at Dartmouth College in her husband's memory.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Journals, circa 1925-1926

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Box: 1, Dates: circa 1925-1926

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Journal, Volume 1, (1857-1866), 1925
  • Folder: 2, Journal, Volume 2, (1866), 1926
  • Folder: 3, Journal, Volume 3 (circa 1846-1848), 1926
  • Folder: 4, Photographs of journal written during Wood's passage to San Francisco (1865), undated

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