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Dorothea Lynde Dix and John Torrey correspondence, 1832.

Author: Dorothea Lynde Dix
Series: John Torrey papers, series 1, correspondence.
Edition/Format:   Manuscript : Letter   Archival Material : English
Summary:
Correspondence from Dorothea Lynde Dix to John Torrey, undated. Dix, better known for her work as an educator and reformer, primarily discusses plants in her letters. The first letter, dated only November 19 but received-- according to Torrey's note-- on February 5, 1833, accompanied a specimen of Ficus Dix collected on her recent trip to St. Croix; she playfully regrets that she could not have brought Torrey a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Personal correspondence
Named Person: Dorothea Lynde Dix; John Torrey; John Bartram; John Bartram; Dorothea Lynde Dix; John Torrey
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothea Lynde Dix
OCLC Number: 988107664
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 folder (3 letters)
Series Title: John Torrey papers, series 1, correspondence.
Other Titles: New York Botanical Garden Archives.
John Torrey
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Correspondence from Dorothea Lynde Dix to John Torrey, undated. Dix, better known for her work as an educator and reformer, primarily discusses plants in her letters. The first letter, dated only November 19 but received-- according to Torrey's note-- on February 5, 1833, accompanied a specimen of Ficus Dix collected on her recent trip to St. Croix; she playfully regrets that she could not have brought Torrey a breadfruit tree. The second letter, undated but likely later than the first, was written aboard a steamer and accompanies a specimen of "lotus" that Dix collected from "the marshes below Philadelphia." The third letter, also undated, describes this same "lotus" in detail, and is addressed to both Torrey and "Prof. Henry"-- possibly Joseph Henry. Obsolete plant names mentioned include Ficus indica and Nelumbium luteum.

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