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Harry Ardell Allard Collection

The Harry Ardell Allard Collection contains 364 ink drawings, which seem to be associated with the flora of Virginia and West Virginia about which Allard wrote some 55 of his 254 papers.

The images in this collection are in the public domain and can be downloaded from the Catalogue of the Botanical Art Collection at the Hunt Institute database. For quick access to the images in this collection, see the Art Collections page, which features search results for each of the Art Department collections for which images have been added to the database. Otherwise, to locate these images in the database, search on the artist’s last name. When using these images, please include the following credit statement: Harry Ardell Allard Collection, courtesy of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Harry Ardell Allard (1880–1963). Photo by W. H. Hodge, 1955. HI Archives portrait no. 1.

Allard (1880–1963) was born in Oxford, Massachusetts. He graduated with a B.S. in botany and geology from the University of North Carolina in 1905. In 1906, he began his 40-year career at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1946. He is also known for his co-discovery with Dr. W. W. Garner (1875–1956) of photoperiodism, his fundamental work on tobacco mosaic and plant breeding, his collections of lichens and flowering plants, and his pioneer observations on the stridulation of insects.

Other resources
Individual portraits of Allard are available from the Hunt Institute portrait collection in Archives. Thumbnails of the individual portrait holdings are available as a PDF for research purposes. For publication-quality images, contact the Archivist to place an order.

Biographical citations for Allard are available from the Hunt Institute biographical collection in Archives as a PDF.

A bibliography of Allard’s papers is included in Ashley B. Gurney’s "Harry A. Allard, Naturalist" in the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club (1964, vol. 91, no. 2, pp. 151–164). According to Gurney, Allard also sent 21 boxes of biographical material to the University of North Carolina Library in 1953.

Carya cordiformis (Wang.) K. Koch, ink drawing by Harry Ardell Allard, 1951. HI Art accession no. 5412.22.

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