William Trelease Papers, 1868-1945
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Brief Description: Papers of William Trelease (1857-1945), professor of botany and head of department (1913-20), including correspondence with family (1877-1913) about academic work at Cornell (1877-80), Harvard (1888-86), John Hopkins (1883) and Wisconsin (1881-85), faculty appointments, botany and family and with botanists, curators and collectors in North and Central America, Europe and Jamaica about research on oaks and agave; acquisition, identification and loan of specimens; field trips; nomenclature; publication and exchange of publications; passports (1888, 1894); a typed copy of Trelease's address given at the dedication of the Natural History Hall (1892); travel correspondence, literature and photographs (1930-35); photographs (1876-1908, 1913, ca. 1940); obituaries (1945) a file on the disposition of books, manuscripts and specimens (1945, 1947-48) and biographical sketches of forty-seven prominent biologists. The series includes the business and family correspondence of Trelease's parents, Samuel R. and Mary G. Trelease (1876-1913); a reprint of Trelease's address "Botanical Opportunity" given as retiring president of the Botanical Society of America (1896); Botanical Observation on the Azores (1897); a copy of The Yucceae (1902) with handwritten notes; 21 reprints (1909, 1912-27) and J. Christian Bay's "Personal Reminiscences" of Trelease (1945) with correspondence and obituaries. Correspondents include Liberty H. Bailey (Cornell), Nathaniel L. Britton (New York), Bruno T. Carreiro (Azores), Simon H. Gage (Cornell), Asa Gray (Harvard), William Harris (Jamaica) and Benjamin L. Robinson (Harvard).
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University of Illinois Archives
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Record Series Number: 15/4/22
Created by: Trelease, William (1857-1945)
Volume: 3.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/1963; 8/15/69; 11/24/69; 3/23/76; 11/11/80
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1504022.pdf
Arrangement: By type of material and alphabetically (correspondence) thereunder.
Subject Index
Advertising
Agave
Azores
Biologists
Botanical Society of America
Botany
Cornell University
Entomology
Faculty Papers
Field Trips
Harvard University
Irrigation
Jamaica - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Johns Hopkins University
Madison, Wisconsin
Methodist
Music -- Spain - Business and Industry
Natural History Building
New Jersey
New Zealand - Business and Industry
Oaks
Photography
St. Louis, Missouri
Texas - Rio Grande Valley
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wood's Hole Marine Biological Laboratory
Yucceae
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]