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|Collectors:||Newberry, J. S. (John Strong), 1822-1892.|
|Title:||John Strong Newberry Papers (PP)|
|Quantity:||2.5 linear inches; 1 box|
|Call Phrase:||Newberry (PP)|
John Strong Newberry (1822-1892) was born in Windsor, Connecticut on 22 December 1822 but lived in Ohio during his boyhood. Like many naturalists of the time, he was self-trained in botany and zoology. He graduated from the Cleveland Medical School in 1848 and traveled to Paris, France to continue medical studies, but he also took courses in botany at the Jardin des Plantes. In the 1850s he accompanied several expeditions and surveys to the American west from which he gained large botanical and geological collections. In 1863 the United States Congress elected him one of fifty original members of the National Academy of Sciences.
In 1866 he accepted a professorship at the School of Mines of Columbia University where he taught geology and botany. Soon after he was elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and president of the Lyceum of Natural History (later the New York Academy of Sciences) serving for 30 years. Newberry led the Torrey Botanical Club during the period of its greatest activity and growth. At Columbia, he was the teacher and mentor of the young Nathaniel Lord Britton who served as his personal assistant and succeeded him as Professor of Geology and Botany at Columbia University. Newberry died in New Haven, Connecticut in 1892.
The John Strong Newberry collection consists of correspondence, lecture notes, and a manuscript of an address before the New York Academy of Sciences 28 April 1879.
|The collection is organized into three series:|
|Series 1: Correspondence. 1919. Arranged by subject.|
|Series 2: Lecture Notes. ca. 1850. Arranged alphabetically.|
|Series 3: Manuscript. 1879.|
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|The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.|
|Robin, Ch. -- Teachings.|
|Brongniart, Adolphe, 1801-1876 -- Teachings.|
|Cordier, P. L. A. (Pierre Louis Antoine), 1777-1861 -- Teachings.|
|New York Botanical Garden Archives.|
|Newberry, J. S. (John Strong), 1822-1892 -- Archives.|
|Newberry, J. S. (John Strong), 1822-1892. On the distribution of seeds in plants.|
New York Botanical Garden
RG4--Charles Arthur Hollick Records
RG4--Nathaniel Lord Britton Records
American Museum of Natural History
Fossil Fish Records, 1873-1980
Bancroft Library, University of California
John N. Macomb Correspondence, 1858-1860
John Strong Newberry Papers (PP), Archives, The New York Botanical Garden.
Enclosed correspondence from Professor James F. Kemp to Professor Harper states that "In some overlooked things in my office I have found the accompanying notes of lectures on Botany, Fossil Plants, and Geology, taken by Professor J. S. Newberry when he was student in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris somewhere about 1850. Will you not take them to Dr. Britton and ask him if he does not wish to put them in the library of the Botanical Garden."
Originally processed by David Rose, Archives Assistant, May 1999 with grant funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH-PA 23141-98) and the Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation. 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:
There are two letters, one from Lester Ward and one from Professor James F. Kemp to Professor Harper, of Columbia University, regarding provenance and a packet envelope that serves as a record of accession. See Provenance below.
|1.1||Kemp, James F.||1919|
Series 2. Lecture Notes.
Scope and Content:
Consists of lecture notes, in French, of courses in botany, geology, paleontology, and microscopy taken by Newberry at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France.
|1.3||Botany, Adolphe Theodore Brongiart (1801-1876)||ca. 1850|
|1.4||Fossil plants (Fougeres fossiles)||ca. 1850|
|1.5||Geology, Louis Cordier||ca. 1850|
|1.6||Microscope, Charles Phillipe Robin (1821-1885)||ca. 1850|
Series 3. Manuscript.
Scope and Content:
Consists of one hard bound notebook of a presentation by Newberry before the New York Academy of Sciences, 28 April 1879, entitled "On the Distribution of Seeds in Plants."
|1.7||"On the Distribution of Seeds in Plants" NY Academy of Sciences"||28 April 1879|