Correspondence of Elizabeth Atwater and G. W. Clinton
Edited by P. M. Eckel
Res Botanica
Missouri Botanical Garden
August 6, 2003
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The Correspondence of

Elizabeth Atwater (1812‑1878) and

George William Clinton (1807‑1885)

 

Edited by P. M. Eckel, P.O. Box 299, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, 63166‑0299; email: mailto:patricia.eckel@mobot.org

 


 

Specimens of Elizabeth Atwater curated
at the Clinton Herbarium, Buffalo Museum of Science
Buffalo, New York (BUF)

 

Specimens in the Clinton Herbarium were sporadically computerized at various times during the 1980's and 1990's. The fern collections in the General Herbarium (as opposed to the Local Herbarium or specimens from New York State and Ontario, Canada) were computerized, as were most of the grasses, hepatics and around half of the moss collections. The following unedited data is presented to supplement the information posted in the

letters Elizabeth Atwater sent to George Clinton, founder and developer of the herbarium that bears his name, from 1867 to 1879. Many other specimens in this collection are yet to be added to the database.

 

Such information may also be correlated with computerized collections of Atwater's specimens at the Chicago Academy of Science and other institutions.

 

The Clinton Herbarium is presently the ninth oldest continuously owned herbarium in the United States and is one of the cultural treasures of the City of Buffalo, New York.

 

Achillea millefolium

L.

USA New York

Trenton Falls, N.Y." [Handwritten location" is unclear.]

Mm. E.E. Atwater Aug. 27, 1864

Herbarium number: 30040    

 

Adiantum capillus‑veneris

L.

France Alpes‑Maritimes

from Mentone.

[label handwritten].

Elizabeth E. Atwater

Herbarium number: 34111    

 

Adiantum jordani

C. Mull.

USA [California]

Cal.

Wm. E. E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 34160    

Adiantum chilense Kaulf.

 

Aira elongata

Hook.

USA California

California.

General Herbarium. Buffalo Society of

Natural Sciences.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mm. E. E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 761    

 

Anthoceros laciniatus

Schw.

USA Florida

"Green Cove Springs" border of St. Johns River ‑ Florida.

Mm. E. E. Atwater March 22, 1892

Herbarium number: 41737    

 

Asplenium ruta‑muraria

L.

Ireland Kerry

From old stone walls at Muckross House, Killarney [= tourist center; ruins of an ancient castle and two ancient abbeys] Ex Coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Ex Coll. Elizabeth E. Atwater

Herbarium number: 34475    

 

Asplenium trichomanes

L.

Ireland Meath

From the County of Meath.

Mm. E. E. Atwater Oct. 1866

Herbarium number: 34462    

 

Avena fatua

L.

USA California

Cal. 1873.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mm. E. E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 1027    

 

Ceterach officinarum

Willd.

France Alpes‑Maritimes

From the valleys in Mentone.

Mm. E. E. Atwater 186[6]

Herbarium number: 35038    

 

Cheilanthes fendleri

D.C. Eaton

USA California

Nevada Falls [Yosemite National Park]. ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mm. E. E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 34804    

 

Cheilanthes fragrans

Webb. & Berth.

France Alpes‑Maritimes

Near Nice.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mm. E. E. Atwater Dec. 1865

Herbarium number: 34826    

Cheilanthes odera Swartz.

 

Cheilanthes siliquosa

Maxon

USA California

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mm. E. E. Atwater 1877‑8

Herbarium number: 35309    

Pellaea densa Hook.

 

Dryopteris arguta

(Kaulf.) Watt.

USA Wyoming

Wyoming.

Mm. E. E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 34361    

 

Dryopteris filix‑mas

(L.) Schott

Scotland

From the grounds of "Huntley Lodge" the [...] of the [Dachep] of [London] ‑ near Huntley ‑ about 50 miles from Fosses. North of Scotland

Mm. E. E. Atwater Sept. 1865   

Herbarium number: 34303    

Aspidium filix‑mas Swz.

 

Dryopteris marginalis

(L.) Gray

Ireland Wicklow

From Glendalough, Ireland. [Val. of, ruins of several ecclesiastical structures].

[label hand written]

Mm. E. E. Atwater 1867         

Herbarium number: 34297    

Aspidium marginale (L.) Sw.

 

Gymnocarpium dryopteris

(L.) Newm.

Scotland Aberdeen

Ballater, Scotland.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mm. E. E. Atwater July, 1866

Herbarium number: 35339    

Polypodium dryopteris Fee

 

Gymnogramme triangularis

Kf.

USA California

[Congress] Spring, Cal.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mm. E. E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 35049    

 

Madotheca navicularis

(Lehm.& Lindb.) Nees

USA California

Mrs. E. E. Atwater.

Ex Coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, New York. Mrs. E. E. Atwater s.n. 1873

Herbarium number: 42088    

 

Minuartia groenlandica

(Retz.) Ostenf.

USA Vermont

Chittenden

Summit of Mansfield Mt.

Elizabeth E. Atwater (Ex Coll. G.W.C.) 1866 Herbarium number: 10776    

Alsine groenlandica Fenzl.

 

Odontosoria aculeata

(L.) J. Sm.

Jamaica

Jamaica.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mm. E. E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 34916    

Davallia aculeata Sw.

 

Pellaea brachyptera

(Moore) Baker

USA

Nevada & Cal.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mm. E. E. Atwater

Herbarium number: 35300    

Pellaea ornithopus Hk.

 

Platycerium alcicorne

Desv.

Hort. Chicago.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mm. E. E. Atwater May, 1869

Herbarium number: 35351    

 

Polypodium polypodioides

(L.) Hitchc.

Brazil Guanabara

Rio de Janeiro.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. dedit Mm. E. E. Atwater

Herbarium number: 47039    

Polypodium incanum Swartz

 

Polypodium virginianum

L.

Ireland Meath

Leoughcrew Mountains.

ex coll. Elizabeth E. Atwater Oct. 31, 1866 Herbarium number: 47110    

Polypodium vulgare L.

 

Polypogon lutosus

(Poir) Hitchc.

USA [California]

Cal. [California]

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Miss. E. E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 2869    

Polypogon littoralis

 

Polystichum acrostichoides

(Michx.) Schott.

Ireland Meath

From Kells.

Mm. Elizabeth E. Atwater Oct. 21, 1866 Herbarium number: 34307    

Aspidium acrostichoides

 

Polystichum munitum

(Kaulf.) Presl.

USA California

Coast Range.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mm. Elizabeth E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 34315    

Apsidium munitum Kaulf.

 

Reboulia hemisphaerica

Raddi.

USA Georgia

Savannah. Taken from wall of brick piazza: side compl. covered. My husband scolded me, but here it is. E. [Atwater's handwriting] Mrs. E. E. Atwater s.n. Mar. 28, 1872

Herbarium number: 41753    

 

Sequoia gigantea

DC.

USA California

California

"a. seeds."

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y.

Mm. E. E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 179    

 

Sequoia sempervirens

Endl.

USA California

California.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. [note]"This little twig I plucked from a pro‑strate decayed tree at the "Red‑woods" My..." Mm. E. E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 181    

 

Sphenopholis obtusata

(Michx.) Scribn.

USA California

California.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Mrs. E. E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 2957    

Eatonia obtusata, gray

 

Thelypteris patens

(Sw.) Small

USA Louisiana

Orleans

From Fireman's Cemetery (from within a

Ex Coll. Mm. Elizabeth E. Atwater Feb. 8, 1872 Herbarium number: 34339    

Aspidium patens Swtz.

 

Thelypteris phegopteris

(L.) Slosson

Scotland Aberdeen

Ballater. Mountain Polypody or Beech Fern. ex Coll. Elizabeth E. Atwater

Herbarium number: 35336    

Polypodium phegopteris L.

 

Torreya californica

Torr.

USA California

California.

ex coll. G. W. Clinton, Buffalo, N. Y. Elizabeth E. Atwater 1873

Herbarium number: 26