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Title
Records of the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 (inclusive)
Name/Creator
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)., creator
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
["Brief Account of the Discoveries and Results of the United States Exploring Expedition" by [James D. Dana], New Haven, 1843; 5 copies of world map showing route of expedition; map of Hawaii. WE 1.1-1.3. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2552590 
Digital Object
["Map of the Oregon Territory by the U.S. Ex. Ex. Charles Wilkes ... 1841." WE 2. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2641879?buttons=y 
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[Ms. lists of plants collected in Philippines, Mangsi Islands, Singapore, Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena by Pickering, Brackenridge, and Rich. WE 3. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2560935 
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[Blue covered notebook titled "7 New Zealand." WE 4. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2625023 
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[Blue covered notebook titled "8 New Zealand / Lord Aucklands Island." WE 5. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2556263 
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[Blue covered notebook titled "Compositae." List of Compositae in Rio Negro, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Chile, Peru, Sandwich Islands [Hawaii], Tahiti, Samoa, New South Wales, New Zealand: Lord Auckland Island. WE 6. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2556264 
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[Letter from Brackenridge to Asa Gray, Washington City, Oct. 26, 1849, enclosing a "Catalogue of phanogamous plants, collected at the Sandwich Islands, by the U. States Ex. Expedition." WE 7. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2560936 
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[List of plants found in Fiji Islands, Coral Islands, Tahiti, Bellinghausen Islands, Samoa Islands, Tongataboo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Negro, Orange Harbour, Chile, Peru, with notes. WE 8. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2555515 
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[Letter from Francis Boott to Asa Gray, London, Oct. 10, 1851. WE 9.1-9.2. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2556272 
Digital Object
["Florula Sandivencis -- Compositae": rough notes by Asa Gray. WE 10. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2559506 
Digital Object
["1838-40 / Pl. General": rough notes by Asa Gray: check list of the published volume, Phanerogamia I. WE 11.1-11.4 Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2559507 
Digital Object
["Pl. Oceanicae": rough notes by Asa Gray. WE 12.1-12.3. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2556261 
Digital Object
[Phanerogamia, pt. II: Caprifoliaceae, Rubiaceae, Valerianeae, Calycereae, Compositae, Suborder I Tubuliflorae. WE 13.1-13.6. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2560814 
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[Phanerogamia, pt. II: Compositae, Suborder I Tubuliflorae (149-244); section of about 200 pages, seems to be Helenioideae, Inuloideae, Anthemidaea, Senecionideae; Suborders II & III Bilabiataflorae & Liguliflorae & misc. comp. WE 14. Provides access to page images oft his portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2634185 
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[Phanerogamia, pt. II: Stylideae, Goodenovieae, Campanulaceae, Lobeliaceae, Ericaceae, Ebenaceae, Loganiaceae, Myrsinaceae, Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae, Boraginaceae, Covolvulaceae, and 7 smaller orders. WE 15.1-15.11. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2556262 
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[Phanerogamia, pt. II: Solanaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Gesneriaceae, Acanthaceae, Verbenaceae, Labiatae, Plantaginaceae, Thymeleaceae, Urticaceae, and some 15 smaller orders. WE 16.1-16.11. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2560815 
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[Letter from Charles Wilkes to Asa Gray, Washington City, March 6, 1858, enclosing a small drawings, also a receipt for payment to Isaac Sprague for Wilkes Expedition illustration work. WE 17. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2634186 
Digital Object
[Folder containing drawings, about 9" x 15"; all signed drawings are by Agate. WE 18. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2632930 
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[Folder containing drawings signed by Agate. WE 19. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2576141 
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[Folder containing 20 drawings signed by Agate and 6 signed by Drayton. WE 20. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2576142 
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[Folder containing 8 drawings signed by Agate and some signed by Drayton. WE 21. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2576143 
Digital Object
[Folder containing drawings about 13" x 19"; most signed by Agate. WE 22. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2632931 
Digital Object
[Folder containing drawings about 13" x 19"; most signed by W.R. Hutton. WE 23. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2561493 
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[Folder containing two series of drawings. WE 24. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2632932 
Digital Object
[Folder containing drawings of Isaac Sprague. WE 25. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2640559 
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[Bundle of proofs of plates, some corrected. WE 26. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2612029 
Digital Object
[Oversize Drayton drawings from WE 21. WE 27. Provides access to page images of this portion of the collection.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.GRA:2640560 
Location
Botany Gray Herbarium

Networked Resource
Language
English
Description
21 folders, 1 map and several oversize drawings.
Form/Genre
mixed material

Drawings.
Subject
Agate, Alfred T , 1812-1846 ;  Boott, Francis , 1792-1863 ;  Brackenridge, William D. (William Dunlop) , 1810-1893 ;  Drayton, Joseph ;  Gray, Asa , 1810-1888 ;  Rich, William ;  Sprague, Isaac , 1811-1895 ;  Wilkes, Charles , 1798-1877 ;  Botany -- Oceania ;  Botany -- Hawaii ;  Scientific expeditions ;  Voyages around the world ;  Botanists

Category
Asia (General works)

United States

Visual materials

Voyages around the world (General works)

Pacific Oceans & Islands

Field notes and notebooks

Drawings, sketches, watercolors

Correspondence

Maps

United States South Seas Exploring Expedition (a.k.a. the Wilkes Expedition), 1838-1842

Phanerogams

Gray, Asa, 1810-1888

Botany (General works)

Manuscripts and records

Note
Contains manuscripts and drawings, probably gathered by Asa Gray in producing the expedition's first report. Includes lists of plants collected on the expedition (created by several individuals); letters by Francis Boott and Brackenridge containing notes on Carices and Unciniae and catalog of phanogamous plants; notes by Gray on plants of Hawaii and his manuscript for the unpublished portion of the botanical report. Also colored drawings, possibly field sketches, mostly by Alfred T. Agate and some by Joseph Drayton; and black and white drawings by Agate, W.R. Hutton, Drayton and Isaac Sprague.

The U. S. Exploring Expedition ("Wilkes Expedition") was the first attempt by the United States to undertake an expedition for scientific and navigational investigations on the order of contemporaneous British and French expeditions. The expedition sailed from the Chesapeake Bay on August 18, 1838 under the command of Charles Wilkes. It proceeded to Madeira, Cape Verde, South America, Antarctica, Pacific Islands, Australia, Oregon and California coast, Hawaii, Philippines, Singapore, around the Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena and returned to New York in June 1842. Botanical collections were made by William Rich, William Dunlop Brackenridge, Charles Pickering and others, including naval officers. Asa Gray assisted in producing the first botanical report (1854), with other botanists' reports appearing between 1854 and 1874.

Records of the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Gray Herbarium Archives, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Unpublished finding aids available in repository.