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Josselyn Botanical Society of Maine Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0269

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Josselyn Botanical Society of Maine include meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, scrapbooks, and clippings recording the society's activities. It also includes journals, lantern slides, and microscope slides documenting the information gathered by the society.

Dates

  • 1895-2000

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the Library.

Historical Note

The Josselyn Botanical Society was founded in 1895 for the study of plants in Maine and the dissemination of that information. The Society was named for John Josselyn, 17th century naturalist, who was the first to accurately record Maine's plant life.

Extent

8 linear feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The records of the Josselyn Botanical Society of Maine include meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, scrapbooks, and clippings recording the society's activities. It also includes journals, lantern slides, and microscope slides documenting the information gathered by the society.

Custodial History

Gift of the Society prior to 1974 and periodically since then.

General

New accessions do not follow the original numbering scheme - started with box 9. Inadvertantly, number 8 was not used.
Title
Guide to the Josselyn Botanical Society of Maine Records
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686