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|Collectors:||Leggett, William Henry, 1816-1882.|
|Title:||William Henry Leggett Papers (PP)|
|Quantity:||.5 linear feet; 1 box|
|Call Phrase:||Leggett (PP)|
William Henry Leggett (1816-1882) was born on February 24, 1816. He graduated from Columbia College in 1837. Leggett was a New York City classics teacher and amateur botanist. He was one of the founders of the Torrey Botanical Club and was the first editor of the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, which was started by him as a private enterprise in 1870. Leggett was described as a “profound classical scholar, a most conscientious teacher and an enthusiastic botanist”.1 William Leggett died on April 11, 1882.
Ref: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. Vol. 9, 1882. p. 86
Collection consist primarily of correspondence with colleagues during his tenure as Editor of the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. Prominent correspondents include Asa Gray, George Clinton, William Denslow, George Thurber, and John Williamson. Subjects include the exchange and determination of specimens, the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, and the death of John Torrey. Research notes on Lechea, Compositae, and plants growing in New York.
|The collection is organized into two series:|
|Series 1: Correspondence. 186-1883. Arranged alphabetically.|
|Series 2: Research Notes. 1862-1869. Arranged alphabetically by subject.|
This collection is open for research with permission from Mertz Library staff.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be submitted in writing to the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden.
|The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.|
|Leggett, William Henry, 1816-1882 -- Archives.|
|New York Botanical Garden Archives.|
|Torrey Botanical Club -- History -- Sources.|
New York Botanical Garden Archives
PP-- John Torrey Papers
William Henry Leggett Papers (PP), Archives, The New York Botanical Garden.
This collection was transferred to the New York Botanical Garden Archives.
Originally processed by Susan Fraser, NYBG Archivist, March 2000, with grant funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH-PA-23141-98). Converted to EAD in August 2006 by Kathleene Konkle under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH-PA 50678-04).
Series 1. Correspondence.
Scope and Content:
Correspondence pertaining to plant descriptions, acknowledgements of receipt of specimens, and requests for copies of the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club.
|1.1||Austin, Coe Finch||1870-1883|
|1.2||Baird, Spencer Fullerton||1873|
|1.3||Bennett, James Lawrence||1873|
|1.4||Biscoe, Thomas D.||1872-1874|
|1.6||Brown, Ann Elizabeth||1870-1871|
|1.8||Bumstead, Freeman Joseph||1872-1873|
|1.9||Burgess, Edward S.||1876|
|1.10||Candolle, Alphonse de||1875|
|1.11||Cauty, William M.||1874|
|1.12||Clinton, George William||n.d.|
|1.13||Curtiss, Allen Hiram||1870-1873|
|1.14||Davenport, George Edward||1873-1879|
|1.15||Davis, Charles M.||1878|
|1.17||Denslow, Herbert McKenzie||1871|
|1.18||Eaton, Daniel Cady||1870-1874|
|1.21||Faxon, Charles E.||n.d.|
|1.22||Fischer, George J.||1870/1874|
|1.25||Hall, Isaac H.||1877|
|1.26||Hayden, Ferdinand Vandeveer||1874|
|1.27||Hegelmaier, Christoph Friedrick||1870-1871|
|1.29||Hoysradt, Lyman Henry||1878-1879|
|1.33||Keeler, William T.||1877-1878|
|1.35||Lesquereux, [Charles] Leo||1874-1875|
|1.38||Mann, Benjamin Pickman||1874/1877|
|1.39||Mann, Horace, Jr.||1868|
|1.40||Martin, Daniel Strobel||1871|
|1.41||Mayer, Isaac Shoemaker||1867-1872|
|1.43||Merriam, James Sheldon||1870-1873|
|1.44||Miller, Elihu S.||1871-1872|
|1.45||Millington, Lucy A.||1871-1872|
|1.46||Olney, Stephan Thayer||1871-1875|
|1.47||Owen, Maria L.||1878|
|1.48||Peck, Charles H.||1868-1877|
|1.49||Ravenel, H. W.||1871|
|1.52||Rusby, Henry Hurd||1878|
|1.53||Sargent, Charles Sprague||1879|
|1.54||Smith, John Donnell||1880|
|1.55||Thuemen, Felix, Karl Albert, von||1878|
|1.60||Tutweiler, Julia S.||1872-1873|
|1.61||Underwood, Lucien M.||1878|
|1.64||Wood, A.||ca. 1873-1875|
|1.65||Young, Henri W.||1874|
Series 2. Research Notes.
Scope and Content:
Notes and lists on botanical topics, and a draft proposal to Columbia College on the Torrey Botanical Club’s views regarding the relations of Columbia College to the Science of Botany.
|1.66||Notes on Compositae||1869|
|1.67||Notes on Lechea, I||n.d.|
|1.68||Notes on Lechea, II||n.d.|
|1.69||Plants growing near New York||1862|