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Call No.: gra00037
Repository: Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Botany Libraries, Harvard University
Creator: Kennedy, Rae Casena Baldwin, 1879-1952
Title: Rae Baldwin Kennedy field notes
Quantity: 0.6 linear feet (18 items in shared box 5)
Language of materials: English
Other related material at the Botany Libraries, Harvard University Herbaria: George Golding Kennedy papers.Other related material at Harvard University: Sinclair Kennedy papers, 1905-1946, Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
Rae Casena Baldwin was born on October 30, 1879, in Indiana. She received a Ph.B. from the University of Chicago in 1903 and taught mathematics in the New York City Normal College from around 1907 to 1910. In the summer of 1908 she traveled to Labrador, Canada, where she met Sinclair Kennedy, the son of amateur botanist George Golding Kennedy. The couple married in 1910 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and settled in Brookline, Massachusetts.Kennedy and her husband were both active in the war effort during the First World War. She trained as a nurses' aide with the Red Cross and both were in the National Security League. The Kennedys were active in the Appalachian Mountain Club and traveled frequently. Between 1927 and 1939, Kennedy collected in several places around the world, including Bermuda, Newfoundland, Mallorca, and Switzerland. She died on August 1, 1952.SourcesGeorge Golding Kennedy Papers, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard UniversityKennedy RB. 1916. Report and recommendations on the training course for nurses' aids. Quarterly record of the Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital Alumnae Association. 6(3):9-18.National Security League. 1917. Proceedings of the Congress of Constructive Patriotism at Washington, 1917. New York: National Security League, Inc.
This collection consists of 17 field notebooks and loose sheets of field notes, dated 1927-1939. Notebooks list specimens by collection date.