Mary Ann Cowan herbarium
- 1835, 1911
- Cowan, Mary Ann, active 1835 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
0.28 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (15.5 x 10.5 x 3 inches))
Biographical / Historical
Scope and Contents
This item is a large format herbarium book, compiled by Mary Ann Cowan in 1835. It contains forty pages with eighty-eight specimens, each identified with a botanical and common name. The cover is of heavy stock. The title page reads, "Mary Ann Cowan, Sudbury School, 5th Month 14th 1835." The majority of specimens are well preserved. The book was originally intended to be a Partnership account book for Robert Cowans, as indicated by a hand penned note on the inside from cover dating to December 1, 1911. The herbarium is believed to have been made in Pennsylvania. The item spans from 1835 to 1911.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA