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Hunnewell, Mary P. Hunnewell herbarium watercolors, 1900: 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.: gra00051
Repository: Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Botany Libraries, Harvard University
Creator: Hunnewell, Mary P.
Title: Hunnewell herbarium watercolors
Date(s): 1900
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (6 leaves of paintings)
Language of materials: English


The provenance of this collection is unknown.

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:

Hunnewell herbarium watercolors, Archives of the Gray Herbarium, Harvard University.

Biographical Note

Mary Peele Hunnewell was born on November 17, 1875, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Walter and Jane Appleton Peele Hunnewell. She was the younger sister of amateur botanist Francis Welles Hunnewell. She married Sidney M. Williams in 1908 and lived in Wellesley her entire life. She died in 1920.
Vital Statistic Records, Massachusetts Archives.
Fiske JE. 1917. History of the Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Boston (MA): The Pilgrim Press.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of six watercolors by Hunnewell painted from four specimens she collected in the Pyrenees in France. Four paintings have printed specimen labels from the attached. The printed labels originally read "F.W. Hunnewell, 2nd." The "F.W." has been crossed out and replaced with "M.P."

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