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Kennedy, Rae Casena Baldwin, 1879-1952. Rae Baldwin Kennedy field notes, 1927-1939: A Guide.

Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Botany Libraries, Harvard University
Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Botany Libraries, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

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
Date(s): 1927-1939
Quantity: 0.6 linear feet (18 items in shared box 5)
Language of materials: English


The Kennedy field notebooks were found with additional materials given by Kennedy's sister, Mrs. Horace E. Stump, in 1952 and 1953. They may have been included in her gift.

Processing Information:

Processed by Lynn McWhood
January 1982

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is available by appointment for research. Researchers must register and provide two forms of valid photo identification. Please contact botref@oeb.harvard.edu for additional information.

Preferred Citation:

Rae Baldwin Kennedy field notes, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University.

Related Materials

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.
George Golding Kennedy Papers, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University
Kennedy 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.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 17 field notebooks and loose sheets of field notes, dated 1927-1939. Notebooks list specimens by collection date.

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