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Kate Furbish Collection, 1873- , n.d. (bulk 1873-1909)


Botanical Artwork

Catalog Number: M70.1


Folio Box 1
Folder 1 Loose botanical artworks [1/4].
2 Loose botanical artworks [2/4].
3 Loose botanical artworks [3/4].
4 Loose botanical artworks [4/4].
Folio Box 2
Folder 1 4 Mat-framed botanical artworks [1/4].
2 4 Mat-framed botanical artworks [2/4].
3 4 Mat-framed botanical artworks [3/4].
4 3 Mat-framed botanical artworks [4/4].
FurbCase Volume 1 Ranunculaceae - Cruciferae
FurbCase 2 Crassulaceae - Gaprifoliaceae
FurbCase 3 Violaceae - Oxalideae
FurbCase 4 Geraniaceae - Leguminosae
FurbCase 5 Rosaceae - Sacifragaceae
FurbCase 6 Rubiaceae - Compositae
FurbCase 7 Compositae
FurbCase 8 Lobeliaceae - Plantaginaceae
FurbCase 9 Plumbaginaceae - Labiatae
FurbCase 10 Borraginaceae - Amarantaceae
FurbCase 11 Polygonaceae - Urticaceae
FurbCase 12 Platanaceae - Araceae
FurbCase 13 Lemnaceae - Orchidaceae
FurbCase 14 Amaryllidaceae
FurbCase 15 Addenda
FurbCase 16 Addenda

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Personal Material, 1873-1909, n.d.

Catalog Number: M70.2


Box 3
Folder 1 Correspondence: Asa Gray to Miss Furbish, Harvard University, Cambridge: 1882 Jun 27
2 Correspondence: Kate Furbish to Mrs. Johnson, East Livermore, Maine: 1894 May 13
3 Correspondence: Kate Furbish to William DeWitt Hyde, Livermore Falls, Maine: 1908 Dec 22
4 Correspondence: Kate Furbish to William DeWitt Hyde, East Livermore, Maine, 1909 May 5 (with typescript)
5 Photocopies of correspondence in other collections
6 Journals: 1873 May 19 - 1877 Oct 2 (also available on microfilm)
7 Journals: European tour, 1883 Jun 15 - 1883 Aug 15
8 Journals: European tour, 1883 Aug 27 - 1883 Sep 25
Box 4
Folder 1 Prayer book; hymnal

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Research Material, 1883-1898, n.d.

Catalog Number: M70.3


Box 4
Folder 2 Writings: "A Catalogue of Maine Plants" w/ms. notes.
3 Writings: Collection lists [1/7].
4 Writings: Collection lists [2/7].
5 Writings: Collection lists [3/7].
6 Writings: Collection lists [4/7].
7 Writings: Collection lists [5/7].
8 Writings: Collection lists [6/7].
9 Writings: Collection lists [7/7].
10 Writings: "An Evening in the Maine Woods" ms. of paper read by KF before the Portland Society of Natural History. 1883 Apr 2
11 Writings: "General Notes - Botany."
12 Writings: Norland-Grange lecture [photocopy; original in Pejebscot Historical Society Archives].
13 Flora identification notes [1/2].
14 Flora identification notes [2/2].
15 "Botanical Maine."
16 Notes removed from inside cover of "Botanical Maine."
17 Miscellaneous botanical notes.
Box 5
Folder 1 "Bulletin of the Natural History Society of New Brunswick." 1898.
2 Catalogues of Maine Plants.
3 "Catalogue of the Phaenogamous Plants..." [3 copies].
4 "The Grasses of Maine" by C.H. Fernald, A.M. 1885.
5 "The Ornamental and Useful Plants of Maine" by F. Lamson Scribner, B.S.
6 "Outlines of the Classification of Plants" by Charles H. Clark.
  Volume 1 Robinson, Benjamin and Merritt Fernald. "Gray's New Manual of Botany." Seventh Edition.
Folio Box 6 Herbaria.

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Artifacts

Catalog Number: M70.4


FurbCase Glass jar of pen nibs
FurbCase 2 pens
FurbCase Cloth apron
FurbCase Ceramic dish for mixing watercolors

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Images, 1896-2001, n.d.

Catalog Number: M70.5


Mapcase Acetate composite mechanicals:
(top) Prepared by the Stinehour Press and used in the printing of Kate Furbish and the Flora of Maine by Ada Graham and Frank Graham, Jr.
Digital images:
Mss. CD Box 1 CD made in 2001 from scans of photographic transparencies created for the Furbish book authored by the Grahams and published by Tilbury House
Box 7
Negatives:
Folder 1 Negative of the Furbish lousewort (one 4x5 black and white negative)
Photographs:
2 Black and white photographs of Kate Furbish, and her Brunswick home (exterior and interior), 1908, n.d.
3 Black and white photographs of various Furbish botanical drawings and paintings
4 Cabinet card group portrait of the Josselyn Botanical Society of Maine, including Kate Furbish, Farmington, 1896
Prints:
5 Notecards with images from original Furbish watercolors
Slides:
6 Color slides of eight Furbish botanical images from the Furbish book authored by the Grahams
7 Color slides of various Furbish botanical drawings and paintings
Tintype:
8 Tintype of Kate Furbish, n.d.
Transparencies:
9 High resolution transparencies (2.5 x 3) originally produced for Tilbury House, publishers for the Furbish book authored by the Grahams

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Articles, Clippings and Ephemera, 1979- , n.d.

Catalog Number: M70.6


Box 7
Folder 10 Articles about Kate Furbish.
11 Reviews of books about Kate Furbish.
12 Miscellaneous printed ephemera.
13 Clippings.
14 Endangered Flora Commemorative Stamps: First day of issue, 7 June 1979.
Folio Box 6 Poster announcing the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens exhibit of Kate Furbish illustrations, 2011 Sep 20-30

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