Correspondence of Charles Peck and G. W. Clinton
The Correspondence of
Charles Peck (1833-1917) 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:email@example.com
It was thought prudent for
a variety of reasons to electronically publish my transcription of and notes
to the following letters by Charles Peck of
The following is only an
introduction to the large number of letters that have been transcribed by
myself, and represent the phase of Peck's career that was devoted to the
study of bryophytes. Peck made a switch into mycology after the discovery
that there were too many bryologists in the field actively publishing and
with years of experience behind them both in the
Peck would later
turn away from bryology and become one of the most prominent mycologists in
I have included certain of the notes I have made while transcribing this collection and await more leisure to complete my annotations of the letters. However, I see no reason to withhold the content of these letters from the public at this time.
I thank the following sequence of research librarians of the Buffalo Museum of Science during the decade the correspondence was transcribed: Lisa Seivert, who, with her volunteers, constructed the excellent original digital index and catalogue to these letters, her successors Rachael Brew, David Hemmingway, and Kathy Leacock, the present research librarian.
P. M. Eckel,
The image of Charles Peck displayed above is from the original photograph album of George W. Clinton archived in the Research Library of the Buffalo Museum of Science. It is a carte de visite or visiting card format photograph, made popular during the Civil War era and must be contemporary, approximately, with his letters.
The proper citation of this electronic publication is:
"Eckel, P. M. 2005-2011. Correspondence of Charles Peck and G. W. Clinton. Res Botanica, Missouri Botanical Garden Web site. http://www.mobot.org/plantscience/ResBot/hist/corrauth/PeckClinton/1_PeckClinton.htm. [and lastly cite the date you actually read the publication]."