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Mary Ann Cowan herbarium

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030119105]
Identifier: MS-0609
This item is a large format herbarium book, compiled by Mary Ann Cowan. It contains forty pages with eighty-eight specimens, each identified with a botanical and common name. The item was created in 1835 and further inscribed in 1911.

Dates

  • 1835, 1911

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.28 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (15.5 x 10.5 x 3 inches))

Biographical / Historical

No biographical or historical information is available at this time.

Scope and Contents

Derived from dealer description:

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

This item was purchased from Eclectibles in 2010.

Processing Information

This item was processed in January 2016 by Annie Tang.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA