William Dunlop Brackenridge Papers,
circa 1838-1875
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Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7189
Creators:
Brackenridge, William D. (William Dunlop), 1810-1893.
Dates:
circa 1838-1875
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers include a notebook of William Dunlop Brackenridge with daily entries from July 19 to August 31, 1841; two portraits of Brackenridge; and correspondence with John Torrey, Herbert Torrey, Asa Gray, Charles Wilkes, Charles Pickering, and others.

Historical Note
Historical Note
William Dunlop Brackenridge (1810-1893) was a gardener and nurseryman from Scotland who came to the United States in 1837. When Asa Gray resigned his position as Botanist for the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, William Rich, the Assistant Botanist, took his place and Brackenridge was appointed to fill Rich's place. When the expedition returned in 1842, Brackenridge was entrusted with the care of the living plants and also with the report on ferns collected by the expedition. In 1855 he moved to the Baltimore area and spent the rest of his life there as a nurseryman and landscape architect.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7189, William Dunlop Brackenridge Papers

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Brackenridge, William D. (William Dunlop), 1810-1893 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Torrey, John, 1796-1873 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Torrey, Herbert Gray, 1838-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gray, Asa, 1810-1888 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rich, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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