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 Fannie Elisabeth Waugh Davis Collection

The Fannie Elisabeth Waugh Davis Collection contains 158 pen and ink drawings. However, we have very little information about the artist.

Images from this collection have been added to 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 quickly locate these images in the database, enter "Waugh Davis" in the artist field. To inquire about publishing these images, please contact the Art Department.

Japanese iris, Iris laevigata, better known as I. kaempferi, ink drawing by Fannie Elisabeth Waugh Davis for L. H. Bailey’s Cyclopedia of American Horticulture (New York, Doubleday, Page & Co., 1900 and subsequent editions, p. 826, fig. 1174). HI Art accession no. 6903.015.

Fannie (also Fanny) Elisabeth Waugh Davis (1871–1958) was born in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. She received a B.S. in 1891 and an M.A. in 1896 from Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University). She later married Kary Cadmus Davis. She worked mainly in pen and ink and pencil but did some watercolors. Her work was reproduced in L. H. Bailey’s Cyclopedia of American Horticulture (1900) and various agricultural books published by J. B. Lippincott Company between 1913 and 1930. In Bailey’s Cyclopedia she signed her work "Fannie" and "Fanny."

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

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