Biographical and content note
Arthur Moreland Scott (18881963) was a structural engineer in New Orleans who was self taught in desmidologythe study of unicellular alga. This collection concerns his work with desmids, especially relating to publications on North and South Australian desmids, “Notes on Indonesian Freshwater Algae” IIV (19561960[?]), “Desmids from the Southeastern United States” (1957), “Sudanese Desmids” (1958) and “Indonesian Desmids” (1961); exchange and identification of specimens; the work and activities of fellow desmidologists; and personal affairs. Also included are some drafts of “Notes on Indonesian Fresh-Water Algae” IV and some drawings for this and other publications.
Correspondents include Pierre Bourrelly (b. 1910), Hannah Croasdale (19051999), Franz Eckert, Kurt Förster, Rolf Grönblad (18951962), Willi Krieger (18861954), John Walter Guerrier Lund (b. 1912), Gunnar Nygaard (19032003), William Randolph Taylor (18951990), Paul van Oye (18861969), Larry Alston Whitford (b. 1902) and Felix Woytkowski (18921966).
Individual portraits of this subject are available from the Hunt Institute portrait collection. 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 this subject are available from the Hunt Institute biographical collection as a PDF.