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Louis David von Schweinitz and John Torrey correspondence, 1820-1832.

Author: Lewis David von Schweinitz
Series: John Torrey papers, series 1, correspondence.
Edition/Format:   Manuscript : Letter   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Correspondence from Louis David von Schweinitz to John Torrey, dated 1820-1832, discussing a multitude of plants (multi-page lists of species are frequently included with letters), particularly cryptogamia; his frequent bouts of ill health; and the activities of their friends and associates. His tone is nearly always warm, patient and fatherly (upon receiving news of Torrey's marriage: "I hope it is not too late to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Personal correspondence
Named Person: Lewis David von Schweinitz; John Torrey; John Torrey; Augustin Pyramus de Candolle; Zaccheus Collins; Solomon White Conrad; William Cooper; William Darlington; James E De Kay; Christian F Denke; Chester Dewey; Thomas Drummond; Stephen Elliott; Elias Fries; Robert Kaye Greville; Abraham Halsey; Johannes Hedwig; William Jackson Hooker, Sir; Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck; John Eatton Le Conte; Alois Joseph Xavier Lederer, Freiherr von; John Lindley; Stephen H Long; Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius; Benjamin Mortimer, Rev.; Henry Muhlenberg; Henry Muhlenberg; C G Nees von Esenbeck; Thomas Nuttall; Charles Pickering; William Robert Prince; C S Rafinesque; Lewis Saynish, Dr.; F Schwaegrichen; Benjamin Silliman; Kurt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel; George C Thorburn; Abraham Halsey; Augustin Pyramus de Candolle; Zaccheus Collins; Solomon White Conrad; William Cooper; William Darlington; James E De Kay; Chester Dewey; Stephen Elliott; Elias Fries; Robert Kaye Greville; Johannes Hedwig; William Jackson Hooker, Sir; Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck; John Eatton Le Conte; John Lindley; Stephen H Long; Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius; Henry Muhlenberg; C G Nees von Esenbeck; Thomas Nuttall; Charles Pickering; William Robert Prince; C S Rafinesque; Lewis David von Schweinitz; Benjamin Silliman; Kurt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel; George C Thorburn; John Torrey
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis David von Schweinitz
OCLC Number: 1048361958
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 folder (37 letters)
Series Title: John Torrey papers, series 1, correspondence.
Other Titles: New York Botanical Garden Archives.
John Torrey
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Correspondence from Louis David von Schweinitz to John Torrey, dated 1820-1832, discussing a multitude of plants (multi-page lists of species are frequently included with letters), particularly cryptogamia; his frequent bouts of ill health; and the activities of their friends and associates. His tone is nearly always warm, patient and fatherly (upon receiving news of Torrey's marriage: "I hope it is not too late to express my sincere congratulations upon your conversion from celibacy...")-- except when confronted with the antics of Rafinesque. "I wonder whether you have seen that most extraordinary & impertinent publication which Rafinesque has just issued-- on every possible subject under the title of Atlantic Journal, " he writes in 1832. "He is doubtless a man of intense knowledge-- as badly digested as may be & crack brained I am sure." Obsolete and unresolved plant names mentioned include Agnostus, Aira compressa, Aira pumila, Blitum maritimum, Carex subulata, Gerardia, Girardia auriculata, Gymnopodium, Hepatica, and Scirpus planifolius.

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