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Leiberg, John Bernhard, 1853–1913

HI Archives collection no. 11
Notes on Oregon specimens, n.d. (ca.1895–1896)
.25 linear feet (1 folder)

Biographical Note

John Bernhard Leiberg (1853–1913) was a bryologist, forester and botanical explorer. He authored numerous publications concerning botany and forestry.

Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of one handwritten notebook. The notebook contains a numbered list of plant and tree specimens Leiberg collected in Oregon, with notes as to date (month only given, June–September), locations and altitudes. Although no year is given, it is likely that the notes were compiled during the summer of either 1895 or 1896, when Leiberg worked in Oregon for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This list is a duplicate of one first believed lost in the mail between Athol, Idaho and the USDA in Washington, D.C., but the original was later found.

Finding Aid

A finding aid for this collection is available online.

Other Resources

For information about portraits of and biographical citations for this subject, see the Hunt Institute Archives Register of Botanical Biography and Iconography database.

John Bernhard Leiberg (1853–1913), 1870, 18 × 13 cm, photograph by an unknown photographer, HI Archives portrait no. 2.