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

 



Botanical Artwork
2 linear feet; 16 folio volumes
Catalog Number: M70.1

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Series Description:
16 volumes of Furbish's botanical watercolors, entitled "Flora of Maine," as well as loose sketches and watercolors of various flora, most of which are unidentified. Includes some matted artwork. The series also contains a card index to the common names of the flora depicted in the volumes.
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Personal Material, 1873-1909, n.d.
0.5 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M70.2

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Series Description:
Consists of correspondence between Kate Furbish and Asa Gray, and President De Witt Hyde of Bowdoin College. The series also includes journals kept by Furbish, including one from her European trip, as well as a prayer book and hymnal.
Arrangement:Correspondence and journals arranged chronologically.
General Note:Furbish's 1873 May 19 - 1877 Oct 2 journals are also available on microfilm.
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Research Material, 1883-1898, n.d.
3 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M70.3

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Chiefly writings by Kate Furbish, primarily collection lists and notes, as well as writings by other people, including a catalogue of Maine plants. The series also includes herbaria collected by Furbish.
Arrangement:Arranged by material type.
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Artifacts
4 items
Catalog Number: M70.4

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Artifacts used by Furbish for her botanical artwork. Series includes a cloth apron, pen nibs, pens, and a ceramic dish for mixing watercolors.
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Images, 1896-2001, n.d.
0.25 linear feet
Catalog Number: M70.5

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This series contains photographs of Furbish as well as various photographs, negatives, prints and slides of her botanical artwork. Also included are color photographic transparencies of Furbish botanical drawings and paintings that were originally produced for Tilbury House, Publishers, publisher of Kate Furbish and the Flora of Maine by Ada Graham and Frank Graham, Jr. (1995). Digital images of the photographic transparencies are included on a CD. In addition there are color slides of eight botanical paintings and acetate composite mechanicals prepared by the Stinehour Press and used in the printing of the Furbish book.
Arrangement:Alphabetical by image type, then by subject.
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Articles, Clippings and Ephemera, 1979- , n.d.
0.25 linear feet.
Catalog Number: M70.6

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Series Description:
Primarily writings and articles about Furbish, as well as clippings. The series also includes miscellaneous printed ephemera.
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