Expeditions & Exploration

The botanical expeditions of Harvard botanists represented in the Archives date from 1818 to 1980. The collections include plant lists, field notes, maps, illustrations, photographs, and realia.

1817-1818 Voyage of Frigate Congress to Buenos Aires and other South American ports
William Baldwin Papers

1819 Maj. Stephen H. Long expedition to Rocky Mountains
William Baldwin Papers

1827-1829 Mexican Boundary Commission (Comisi'on de L'imites under Mier y Ter'an)
Jean Louis Berlandier Papers

1838-1842 Wilkes Expedition (U.S. Exploring Expedition)
Asa Gray Correspondence Collection
Wilkes Expedition Collection

1850-1854 U.S. Boundary Commission (surveyed boundary with Mexico)
George Thruber and William Munro Papers

1852-1854 U.S. Japan Expedition
Asa Gray Correspondence Collection
U.S. Japan Expedition Collection
Charles Wright Papers

1853-1856 U.S. North Pacific Exploring Expedition
Asa Gray Correspondence Collection
U.S. North Pacific Exploring Expedition Collection
Charles Wright Papers

1853-1856 August Fendler's Venezuela Exploration
Asa Gray Correspondence Collection
Plant List Collections
W.S. Sullivant Papers

1860-1864 California State Geological Survey
William Henry Brewer Papers
Henry Nichols Bolander Papers

1867-1869 Clarence King Expedition / Geological Survey of the 40th Parallel
Sereno Watson Papers

1871 U.S. Commission to Santo Domingo
Charles Wright Papers

1878-1910 Edward Palmer Expeditions
Edward Palmer Papers
Plant List Collections

1900-1927 Gaspe Exploration
J.F. Collins Papers
C.W. Dodge Papers
M.L. Fernald Papers

1905-1906 South American Voyage
William Farlow Papers
Roland Thaxter Papers

1925-1935 Costa Rica and Panama Collecting Trips
C.W. Dodge Papers

1931 Forbes Expedition (survey of northern Labrador)
Alexander Forbes Papers

1936-1937 Second Archibold New Guinea Expedition
Leonard John Brass Papers

1943 Operation Tabarin, Antarctic Expedition
I.M. Lamb Papers

1950s Amazon Exploration
R.E. Schultes Papers

1953 Fourth Archbold New Guinea Expedition
Leonard John Brass Papers

1980 Sino-American Botanical Expedition to Western Hubei Province, People's Republic of China
Sino-American Botanical Expedition Collection