2 boxes (10 lin. in.)..
Collection documents von Schweinitz' collections, especially the fungi and his herbarium.
Lewis David von Schweinitz (1780-1834) was called "the first American mycologist" by William Farlow. He is also known by the names de Schweinitz and Schweinitz. His Synopsis fungorum Carolinae Superioris and Synopsis fungorum in America Borealis are milestones in the history of mycology. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., he was educated by the Moravian Brethren in Germany. Von Schweinitz's career as a secular official of the Moravian Church in the United States provided opportunities for travel and collections ; especially North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia. He also collected in Egypt and Europe. He collaborated with John Torrey, Johannes Baptista von Albertini and Prince Maximillian II of Weid. His herbarium of cryptogamia and flowering plants is located at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
Lewis David von Schweinitz Papers, 1800-1833, New York Botanical Garden Archives.
Microfilm Bronx, N.Y. : New York Botanical Garde, filmed by Archival Micrographics, Inc.,. 1984 (N.Y. Botanical Gardens ; reel 1).
Lewis David von Schweinitz papers Gray Herbarium Library Cambridge, Mass.
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