Harrison Garman papers, circa 1898-1912

Abstract

Correspondence and notes related to the Entomology files and research of Dr. Harrison Garman, circa 1989-1912.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Harrison Garman papers, circa 1898-1912
Creator
Garman, Harrison
Extent
6.65 cubic feet (19 boxes)
Subjects
Garman, Harrison, 1856-1944.
University of Kentucky.
Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station.
Lexington (Ky.)
Beaufort (N.C.)
Agriculture -- Research -- Kentucky.
Entomology -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
College teachers -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Finding Aid Author
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Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Dr. Harrison Garman was born on December 27, 1856 in Lena, Illinois. He was educated in the public school system, graduated from Illinois State Normal University, and attended Johns Hopkins University from 1881 to 1882. He married Rosalie Miller of Hatfield, Massachusetts.
Dr. Garman's career in entomology and botany began at the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural Science, 1883-1889. He served as Assistant Illinois State Entomologist from 1883-1885. From 1885-1889 he served as Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Garman accepted a position as Entomologist and Botanist for the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station from 1889 to1929. In addition to his works at the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, Dr. Garman also served as the Kentucky State Entomologist from 1897 to 1929. Dr. Garman authored numerous articles, papers, and experiments which were published in the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins.
Considered a naturalist, of particular interest to Dr. Garman were the study of stream pollutants and pollution in Kentucky streams, believing it to be "one of the most important subjects before the public in this country at the present time." Dr. Garman was associated with numerous botanical, entomological, and zoological organizations, including the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association, the Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Sciences, and the Zoologists of Central States. He died on August 7, 1944 in Lexington, Kentucky and is buried in a local Lexington cemetery.
Scope and Content
The Harrison Garman papers include correspondence and notes related to the Entomology files and research of Dr. Harrison Garman. Much of the correspondence is written on personal stationary and corporate letterheads which date from 1898 to 1912. It consists mostly of incoming correspondence from nurserymen, farmers, seed companies, chemical companies, apiaries, private individuals, foreign agricultural departments, the United States Department of Agriculture, and other Experimental Stations concerning questions and comments pertaining to the area of study that is listed on each folder. The correspondence pertains to concerns and questions raised by individual members of the community, his peers, and governmental organizations regarding topics in entomology. There are some newspaper clippings concerning pesticide use by the public during this time period.
Professor Garman recorded his research and experiments in his own handwriting on small loose-leaf notepapers. The notes are dated, some with the experiment number, and several include hand illustrations of identified plants and insects. Professor Garman also created a notebook describing in detail the various species of Marine Biology in Beaufort, North Carolina, dating from July to September of 1881. In the notebook, he makes references to the works of Dr. W.K. Brooks, Fritz Muller, and [Charles] Spence Bate; all prominent scientists in their fields. The notebook is leather bound and measures 4" x 6.5". Some items of interest are: a memo dated March 9, 1915 imprinted on a cotton fiber (not paper) letterhead from a cotton manufacturer, the Botany Misc. Folder contains a letter from The Sword of Laban, American Anti-Mormon Association, The Gospel Dollar League, and Box 19, Folder 11, contains Professor Garman's handwritten bound notebook on Marine Biology from Beaufort, North Carolina, dated 1881.
The collection also included bound Agricultural Experiment Station Annual Reports from 1890 to 1931, Entomology Bulletins from 1889-1954, Entomology Circulars from 1927-1937, Botany Bulletins from 1890-1932, loose Botany Circulars from 1915-1937, Regulatory Series July 1935 and 1962-1963, Results of Research for 1964, 1966, 1967, and 1968. A bibliography is included in the collection file, but the publications have been removed from the collection.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Amphibia

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Arachnide

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Aves (Audubon Society)

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Avis (Misc.)

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Botany (Misc.)

  • Box 1, folder 5-7
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Coleoptera, 1889-1902

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Coleoptera, 1903-1924

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Coleoptera - Calandridae

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Cylleue Robiniae

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Coleoptera - Cerambycidae Misc. Insects

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Coleoptera Chrysomelidae, 1889-1902

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Coleoptera Chrysomelidae, 1903-1919

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Coleoptera Curculionidae

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Coleoptera Dermestidae

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Coleoptera Otiorhynchiade

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Coleoptera Ptinidae

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Coleoptera Rhynchitidae

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Coleoptera Tenebrionidae

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Coleoptera Trogosilidae

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Cone Worm

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Corisidae

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Corn Molds

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Crustacea

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Cryptogamia

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Cryptogamia (Misc.)

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Cryptogamia - Agaricaceae

  • Box 3, folder 12
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Cryptogamia - Apple (Misc.)

  • Box 3, folder 13-14
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Cryptogamia - Apple (Misc.)

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Cryptogamia - 1892 Apple Rot

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Cryptogamia - Berries

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Cryptogamia - Cherry (Misc.)

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Cryptogamia - Clover (Misc.)

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Cryptogamia - Fruit (Misc.)

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Cryptogamia - Fruits

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Cryptogamia - Graminiae (Misc.)

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Cryptogamia - Grape (Misc.)

  • Box 4, folder 9
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Cryptogamia - early blight Macrosporium Solani

  • Box 4, folder 10
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Cryptogamia - (Misc.)

  • Box 5, folder 1-2
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Cryptogamia - Peach Clado Sporium Carpaphilium

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Cryptogamia - Plum (Misc.)

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Cryptogamia - Selevotinia fructigenae

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Cryptogamia - Small fruits

  • Box 5, folder 6
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Cryptogamia - Sphaeropsis Matorum

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Cryptogamia - Vegetable (Misc.)

  • Box 5, folder 8-9
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Diptera, 1889-1909

  • Box 6, folder 1
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Diptera, 1910-1924

  • Box 6, folder 2
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Diptera Cecidomyidae c. destructor

  • Box 6, folder 3
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Diptera Culicidae

  • Box 6, folder 4
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Diptera Simulidae Buf. Gnat

  • Box 6, folder 5
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Diptera Simulidae Buf. Gnat - (Grasses & Forage Crops)

  • Box 6, folder 6
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Diptera Simulidae Buf. Gnat - (Hemp; Millet; Sorghum; Wheat; Barley; Emmer; Tobacco; Tomatoes; Broom Corn; Corn; Strawberry)

  • Box 6, folder 7
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Hemiptera

  • Box 6, folder 8
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Hemiptera - Aleyrodidae

  • Box 7, folder 1
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Hemiptera - Aphidae, 1889-1897

  • Box 7, folder 2
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Hemiptera - Aphidae, 1898-1919

  • Box 7, folder 3
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Hemiptera - Cicadidae, Cicada, Tibicen, 1889-1905

  • Box 7, folder 4
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Hemiptera - Cicadidae, Cicada, Tibicen, 1906-1919

  • Box 7, folder 5
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Hemiptera Cocidae, 1887, 1889-1927

  • Box 7, folder 6
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Hemiptera Cocidae - Aspidiotus Perniciosus, 1897-1904

  • Box 8, folder 1
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Hemiptera Cocidae - Aspidiotus Perniciosus, 1905-1919

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Hemiptera 13-year Locust, 1911

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Hemiptera Lygaeidae Blissus Leucopterus, 1888-1896

  • Box 8, folder 4
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Hemiptera Lygaeidae Blissus Leucopterus, 1897-1900

  • Box 8, folder 5
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Hemiptera Lygaeidae Blissus Leucopterus, 1901-1914

  • Box 9, folder 1
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Hemiptera Tassidae

  • Box 9, folder 2
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Hymenoptera

  • Box 9, folder 3
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Insecta, 1882, 1889-1899

  • Box 9, folder 4
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Insecta, 1901-1924

  • Box 9, folder 5
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Insecta Alfalfa

  • Box 10, folder 1
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Insecta Red Clover

  • Box 10, folder 2
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Insecta Spraying Exp., 1893-1896

  • Box 10, folder 3
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Lepidoptera, 1889-1892

  • Box 10, folder 4
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Lepidoptera, 1893-1899

  • Box 10, folder 5
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Lepidoptera, 1900-1907

  • Box 10, folder 6
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Lepidoptera, 1908-1927

  • Box 11, folder 1
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Lepidoptera Cobsolete, 1912-1914

  • Box 11, folder 2
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Lepidoptera Grape

  • Box 11, folder 3
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Lepidoptera Noctuidae

  • Box 11, folder 4
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Lepidoptera Sphingidae Spraying, 1897-1898

  • Box 11, folder 5
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Lepidoptera Sphingidae Ph. Carolina

  • Box 11, folder 6
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Mammalia

  • Box 12, folder 1
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Maps Showing Distribution of Plants

  • Box 12, folder 2
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Micrograph Reprints

  • Box 12, folder 3
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Miscellaneous - Fruits

  • Box 12, folder 4
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Mollusca

  • Box 12, folder 5
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Myriapodae

  • Box 12, folder 6
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Nodule Bacteria

  • Box 12, folder 7
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Orthopterae

  • Box 12, folder 8
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Pellagra

  • Box 13, folder 1
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Phenogamia

  • Box 13, folder 2-4
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Phenogamia araliaceae Panax guingusfolium

  • Box 13, folder 5-6
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Phenogamia araliaceae (Ginseng)

  • Box 13, folder 7
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Phenogamia araliaceae Panax quinquifolium

  • Box 13, folder 8
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Phenogamia araliaceae Panax quinqusfolium

  • Box 13, folder 9
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Phenogamia araliaceae Panax quinquefolium

  • Box 13, folder 10
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Phenogamia Bignoniaeceae

  • Box 14, folder 1
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Phenogamia compositas

  • Box 14, folder 2
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Phenogamia Forage (Misc.)

  • Box 14, folder 3-4
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Phenogamia Forest trees

  • Box 14, folder 5-10
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Phenogamia

  • Box 14, folder 11
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Phenogamia Fruits

  • Box 15, folder 1-2
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Phenogamia graminiae

  • Box 15, folder 3-8
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Phenogamia Leguminosae

  • Box 16, folder 1-2
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Phenogamia Liliaceae allium vineale

  • Box 16, folder 3-4
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Phenogamia orobanchaceae - Orobanche ramosa

  • Box 16, folder 5
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Phenogamia orobanchaceae - Orobanche ramosa drawings

  • Box 16, folder 6
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Phenogamia Plantaginaceae - weeds

  • Box 16, folder 7
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Phenogamia Polygonaceae - weeds Rumex sp.

  • Box 16, folder 8
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Phenogamia Scrophululariaceae Verbasciene phlomoide

  • Box 17, folder 1
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Phenogamia - Seeds

  • Box 17, folder 2
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Phenogamia urticaeae - Cannabis satira

  • Box 17, folder 3
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Phenogamia Cuseutaceae - weeds

  • Box 17, folder 4
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Phenogamia - Compositae weeds

  • Box 17, folder 5
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Phenogamia - weeds

  • Box 17, folder 6-8
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Pisces

  • Box 17, folder 9
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Platyptera

  • Box 17, folder 10
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae

  • Box 18, folder 1
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Apple/Pear Bacillus Amylor

  • Box 18, folder 2
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Cabbage Bacillus Campestris

  • Box 18, folder 3
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Dairy Bacteria

  • Box 18, folder 4
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Danish Butter Culture

  • Box 18, folder 5
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Glycine Hispida

  • Box 18, folder 6
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Leguminosae

  • Box 18, folder 7-9
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Medicago Sativa

  • Box 18, folder 10
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Melilotus Alba

  • Box 18, folder 11
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Nodule Bacteria Misc.

  • Box 18, folder 12
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - O. Douglas Butter Culture

  • Box 19, folder 1
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Tobacco

  • Box 19, folder 2
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Trifolium Pratense

  • Box 19, folder 3
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Schizomycetes Bacteriaceae - Trifolium Repens, etc.

  • Box 19, folder 4
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Siphon apter

  • Box 19, folder 5
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Thysanoptera

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Thysanoura

  • Box 19, folder 7
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Vermes

  • Box 19, folder 8
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Out of file

  • Box 19, folder 9
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Unnamed

  • Box 19, folder 10
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Marine Biology Notebook, Beaufort, North Carolina, 1881

  • Box 19, folder 11
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