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Index to the Orchid Herbarium of the Oakes Ames Botanical Museum of Harvard University

Leslie Garay

Index to the Orchid Herbarium of the Oakes Ames Botanical Museum of Harvard University

by Leslie Garay

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Published by Chadwyck-Healy .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Flowering Plants (Angiospermae)

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    Open LibraryOL11263123M
    ISBN 100887360106
    ISBN 109780887360107
    OCLC/WorldCa20084346

    Orchid herbarium of Oakes Ames by Oakes Ames (Visual) Botany and its applications at Harvard: a report to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences by Irving W Bailey (). Posts about Oakes Ames written by Maura Flannery. Now that I’ve introduced Oakes and Blanche Ames in the previous posts (1,2), I want to discuss some of Oakes’s contributions to botany at Harvard University. As a student he was already obsessed by orchids and visited the great herbaria, including Kew.. He also kept adding to his own living collection.

    Christmas cards of Blanche and Oakes Ames --The Orchid herbarium of Oakes Ames, an historical perspective, by Leslie A. Garay. --Oakes Ames, Blanche Ames and the American Orchid Society, Inc., by Gordon W. Dillon: Responsibility: compiled by Botanical Museum of Harvard University. Image courtesy of the Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium (AMES), Harvard University Images courtesy of the Bailey-Wetmore Wood Collection, Harvard University Herbaria, Harvard University Vascular.

      Orchids at Christmas was published jointly by the Ames family and Harvard's Botanical Museum in as a tribute to Oakes and Blanche Ames. It has been out of print for several years. The Ames' descendants have undertaken to reprint it for the beauty of the orchid drawings by Blanche, a botanical artist, and for the arresting poems Author: Blanche and Oakes Ames and their descendants. Harvard’s Orchid Herbarium of Oakes Ames (AMES) contains about , specimens, in addition to a library of about 5, books, reprints, and journals. The herbarium also houses a collection of 3, flowers in glycerine, 4, pickled specimens, and hundreds of line drawings supplement dried specimens in the main collection.


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Index to the Orchid Herbarium of the Oakes Ames Botanical Museum of Harvard University by Leslie Garay Download PDF EPUB FB2

Oakes Ames, G. Goodale's successor in the Botanical Museum, took a particular interest in developing two special collections: an orchid herbarium (AMES) and a collection of plants of economic importance.

The orchid herbarium is exceptionally rich in type specimens, with nearly 2, holotypes (including nearly described by Ames) and 3, isotypes. Harvard’s Orchid Herbarium of Oakes Ames (AMES) contains aboutspecimens, in addition to a library of about 5, books, reprints, and journals.

The herbarium also houses a collection of 3, flowers in glycerine, 4, pickled specimens, and hundreds of line drawings supplement dried specimens in the main collection. Oakes Ames, who held a variety of botanical teaching and. He was Director of the Botanical Garden from and Curator of the Botanical Museum from In he became Supervisor of the Botanical Museum and in he held the post of Director.

Additional biographical information for Oakes Ames may be found in the finding aid of the Oakes Ames orchid manuscripts. The Economic Herbarium of Oakes Ames consists of ab specimens of economically important plants of cultivated and wild origin.

The Herbarium was a part of the Botanical Museum, which also included the Economic Botany Collections, the Ware Collection of Glass Models of Plants, the Paleobotanical Collection, the Economic Botany Library and Archives, the Orchid Library of Oakes Ames.

Caularthron preserved in the Orchid Herbarium of Oakes Ames of the Botanical Museum of Harvard University. It is, furthermore, a pleasure for me to thank Mr. Dunsterville for kind permission to reproduce two carefully executed drawings prepared for his forthcoming book of illustrations of Venezuelan orchids.

Harvard Papers in Botany Volume umber July A Publication of the Harvard niversity Herbaria Including he Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Arnold Arboretum Botanical useum Farlow Herbarium Gray Herbarium Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium ISS -Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol.

21, No. 1,Front matter, Table of Contents, End matter. Harvard Papers in Botany Vol Number 1 June A Publication of the Harvard University Herbaria Including The Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Arnold Arboretum Botanical Museum Farlow Herbarium Gray Herbarium Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol.

20, No. 1,Front matter, Table of Contents, End matter. Ames most notable accomplishment is building an extensive orchid herbarium, with library, photographs, and paintings, which he gave to Harvard in Today the Orchid Herbarium of Oakes Ames contains aboutspecimens, plus 3, flowers in glycerine, 4, pickled specimens, and hundreds of line drawings.

The Botanical Museum Leaflets of Harvard University began publication during his tenure with the museum, and did not cease publication until over 50 years later, in Ames was also "instrumental in raising the Charles Sprague Sargent Memorial Fund" during his time as Supervisor of the Arnold Arboretum (Mangelsdorf xiii).

Oakes Ames () was hired as an Instructor of Botany immediately after receiving his Master's degree from Harvard in Thus began a career of teaching at Harvard which lasted 50 years. During this time Ames also held other influential positions. He was Director of the Botanical Garden from and Curator of the Botanical.

As I’ve investigated Oakes Ames’s passion for orchids in writing the last three posts (1,2,3), I’ve become more interested in these plants myself. Interested, but not obsessed, which may be the result of a gender bias.

In several items I’ve read, the male-centeredness of orchid fascination is noted. In The Orchid Thief () Susan Orlean. At Harvard’s Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium, there are a number of sheets that include watercolor and specimen.

After Oakes retired they spent more time in Florida, and worked on a book of Blanche’s illustrations paired with his commentaries; it was prepared to go along with a lecture she gave at the orchid society (Ames, ).

Now that I’ve introduced Oakes and Blanche Ames in the previous posts (1,2), I want to discuss some of Oakes’s contributions to botany at Harvard University.

As a student he was already obsessed by orchids and visited the great herbaria, including Kew. He. The Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium and Library was formed by Oakes Ames and donated to the Botanical Museum of Harvard University on Decem }, publisher = {}, author = {Harvard University.

The Harvard University Herbaria (HUH) houses the Farlow reference library and Farlow Herbarium, the Gray Herbarium, and the Orchid Herbarium of Oakes Ames.

The Botanical Museum houses the Ware collection of botanical models (“glass flowers”). named the Harvard University Herbarium, brings together under one roof a major portion of the herbarium and library of the Arnold Arboretum, the Gray Herbarium, the Orchid Herbarium of Oakes Ames, the herbarium of the New England Botanical Club, the palaeobotanical collections of the Botanical Museum and the wood collections of the Arnold.

Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium correspondence files, Archives of the Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria The Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium and Library was formed by Oakes Ames and donated to the Botanical Museum of Harvard University on Decem Finding aid available online.

Index to the orchid herbarium of Oakes Ames in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University,ed. Chadwyck-Healey, pp. ISBN Hommages [ edit ] The following plants have been named after Garay in his honour. HUH The Botany Libraries include the Gray Herbarium Library, a portion of the Arnold Arboretum Library, the Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany, the Economic Botany Library of Oakes Ames, and the Oakes Ames Orchid Library.

The libraries are integral components of the Harvard University Herbaria's collections of plant specimens. I fell in love with Blanche and Oakes Ames () years ago when I came across a book in the library, Jottings of a Harvard Botanist (), a collection of Ames’s letters and other writings complied by his daughter, Pauline Ames Plimpton.

I enjoy reading about the human side of science and this book filled the bill. It was so memorable that years later when I fell in love with herbaria. The history of the Herbarium can be traced back towhen Oakes Ames donated his collection to Harvard University, including a large herbarium.

Since then, the collection has increased considerably, especially from the ethnobotanical research of Prof. Richard E. Schultes and his students in the Andes and the Amazon.Orchids Venezuela, Galfrid C.K. Dunsterville & Leslie A.

Garay, 3 volumes,Publ. Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium of the * Botanical Museum of Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts Systematics of the genus Stelis SW,Harvard University, Botanical Museum leaflets, pp. Harvard University Libraries; Index to American Botanical Literature (search page)contains records (21, as of Jan.

) of recent literature, both from books and journals, dealing with American plants, from Greenland to Antarctica. The Index was established in ; published initially in the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club and.