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Frederick Joseph Hermann (1906–1987)


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Letters, 1934–1951

HI Archives collection no. 16
One box, ca.419 items


Hermann, Frederick Joseph
Date: April 1960
HI Archives portrait no. 2

Biographical note
Frederick Joseph Hermann (1906–1987) spent his early career at the botanical gardens of the University of Michigan as a taxonomic assistant and teaching fellow (1933–1937), and then as assistant curator and instructor (1937–1938). He later served as associate botanist (1938–1948) and botanist (1948–?) for the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture.

Content note
This collection consists mainly of letters from Charles C. Deam (1865–1953), an expert on the trees, ferns, and flowering plants of Indiana, where he was the state forester for many years. The letters concern Deam’s work on Carex, Juncus, his Flora of Indiana, and other topics. There is a copy of a letter from Hermann, lists of Hermann’s plants (determined by Deam?), and related items.

Other resources
Individual and group portraits of this subject are available from the Hunt Institute portrait collection. Thumbnails of the individual and group portrait holdings are available as PDFs for research purposes. For publication-quality images, contact the Archivist to place an order.

Biographical citations for this subject are available from the Hunt Institute biographical collection as a PDF.

Additional papers are available at the Smithsonian: http://persoon.si.edu/fieldguides/fldbooks.cfm

Hermann, Frederick Joseph
Photographer: H. H. Bartlett
Date: ca.1935 (at age ca.29)
HI Archives portrait no. 1


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