Accession A2003-0019 - University of Toronto. Department of Botany

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UTA 0036-A2003-0019


University of Toronto. Department of Botany


  • 1890s -1940s (Creation)

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6.0 m (60 boxes) of textual and photographic records

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This accession consists of approximately 2700 glass lantern slides used for teaching and publication in the Department of Botany. There are four distinct series: slides of plants arranged by plant family; slides of wilderness in Western Canada and North Western United States, including views of mountains, glaciers, settlements, infrastructure such as bridges, and vegetation; microscopes and views of plant specimens and vegetation taken from both original and published sources. Also in this accession are approximately 300 glass negatives of wild flowers. The photographer is amateur botanist R. S. Cassells and were used in Some Familiar Wild Flowers (1930) compiled by J.E. Jones. There are two index books listing illustrations. Their relationship to the slides remains unclear

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Restricted ; Subject to review under "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act"

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A2003-0019/001 - /060, /P

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