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A.F. Holmes and John Torrey correspondence, 1827-1857.

Author: A F Holmes
Series: John Torrey papers, series 1, correspondence.
Edition/Format:   Manuscript : Letter   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Correspondence from A.F. Holmes to John Torrey, dated 1827-1857. Holmes' early letters reflect his many interests-- chemistry, botany, geology, mineralogy-- as he peppers Torrey with questions about mineral identification ("I hope you will excuse the trouble I give you & impute it to my desire to perfect myself in a difficult study...") and sends him parcels of moss specimens. Subsequent letters express concern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Personal correspondence
Named Person: A F Holmes; John Torrey; Charles Daubeny; James E De Kay; Robert Kaye Greville; W F Macrae; Charles Daubeny; James E De Kay; Robert Kaye Greville; A F Holmes; John Torrey
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: A F Holmes
OCLC Number: 1015315271
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 folder (8 letters)
Series Title: John Torrey papers, series 1, correspondence.
Other Titles: New York Botanical Garden Archives.
John Torrey
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Correspondence from A.F. Holmes to John Torrey, dated 1827-1857. Holmes' early letters reflect his many interests-- chemistry, botany, geology, mineralogy-- as he peppers Torrey with questions about mineral identification ("I hope you will excuse the trouble I give you & impute it to my desire to perfect myself in a difficult study...") and sends him parcels of moss specimens. Subsequent letters express concern about Torrey's long silences and hopes of not having inadvertently given offence. One letter, dated November 28, 1837, describes in detail the rebellions taking place in Canada at that time, and laments the fact that he has let his side interests fall by the wayside. "I am glad to find you continue to [be] enthusiastic in your Botany... I have almost forgotten my Botany, it being 14 or 15 years since I have done much in it. My attention latterly was more turned to minerals but after amassing a very handsome collection, that also I have nearly put aside." By 1840, however, he is again sending Torrey a plant specimen, and asking "what paste you use for sticking on numbers or labels on minerals..." The last letter, dated 1857, happily anticipates Torrey's August visit to Montreal.

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4669481185#Topic\/saint_denis_battle_of_saint_denis_saint_hyacinthe_quebec_1837<\/a>> # Saint-Denis, Battle of, Saint-Denis, Saint-Hyacinthe, Qu\u00E9bec, 1837<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Saint-Denis, Battle of, Saint-Denis, Saint-Hyacinthe, Qu\u00E9bec, 1837<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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