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Call No.: far00006
Repository: Archives of the Farlow Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany, Botany Libraries, Harvard University
Creator: Bullard, Charles, 1869-1960
Title: Charles Bullard algae drawings
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Charles Bullard was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, on August 5, 1869. He attended Somerville High School and graduated from Harvard in 1896. He was an assistant to William Gilson Farlow for many years. Bullard spent most of his life in Cambridge and never married. He joined the New England Botanical Club in 1921 and was an active member until his death on February 3, 1960.In 1959 Bullard's sister, Katherine, gave almost $1.5 million to Harvard University to endow a professorship and fund research in forestry and neurology. The Charles Bullard Professorship of Forestry, Charles Bullard Fund for Forest Research, and the Stephen Bullard Memorial Fund at Harvard Medical School were created.SourcesBarnhart JH. 1965. Biographical notes upon botanists. Boston (MA): G. K. Hall.Katherine Bullard leaves $1.5 million for forestry professorship at Harvard. Boston Daily Globe, 1959 Dec 15: 4 (col. 1).Membership File, Archives of the New England Botanical Club.
This collection consists of drawings of algae as seen through a microscope with handwritten descriptions. The drawings were made primarily between 1915 and 1921. Some of the specimens illustrated by Bullard were collected by other botanists, but most Bullard collected himself between 1892 and 1912. Most of the specimens were collected in New England, but specimens from Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Washington, and Wisconsin and from New Brunswick and Ontario, Canada, are also represented.