Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Archives Collections List

George Hill Mathewson Lawrence (1910–1978)

Taxonomist, bibliographer. Founding director, Hunt Botanical Library

International Commission for the Nomenclature
of Cultivated Plants Records, 1955–1958

HI Archives collection no. 23
One box


Letter from taxonomist William T. Stearn (1911–2001) and proceedings of the Thirteenth International Horticultural Congress, 1952

HI Archives collection no. 45
Folder file, box 2



Lawrence, George Hill Mathewson
Date: 1970
Location: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
HI Archives portrait no. 18

Scope and content note for HI Archives collection no. 23
These papers relate to the work of the Commission in revising the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (first adopted in 1952). Included are the Commission’s membership list, minutes, proposals, reports, remarks, correspondence, notes, and related material concerning the revised Code (adopted December 1957). These items belonged to Dr. Lawrence, a member of the Commission and its Editorial Committee, and relate partly to the Commission’s November 1956 meeting in Utrecht. This collection also contains proposals from which the Code was drafted, various drafts, a report of the meeting on the International Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature and Registration (London, March 1955; 13 mimeographed pages) and a record of the Committee’s meetings held August and September 1955 at the Fourteenth International Horticultural Congress (Scheveningen, Holland; 19 mimeographed pages).

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.

Lawrence, George Hill Mathewson
with Karl Rechinger (b. 1906)
Date: June 1955 (at age 45)
Location: Mt. Schneeberg, Austria
HI Archives portrait no. 11


Top of Page




URL for this page: huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu /hibd/departments/Archives/Archives-HR/LawrenceG.shtml



© 2011 Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.
All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions.