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Hermann, Frederick Joseph, 1906–1987

HI Archives collection no. 16
Papers, 1934–1951
1.5 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical Note

Frederick Joseph Hermann (1906–1987) spent his early career at the botanical gardens, University of Michigan, as a taxonomic assistant and teaching fellow (1933–1937), then as assistant curator and instructor (1937–1938). He later served as associate botanist (1938–1948) and botanist (1948–?) for the United States Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Plant Industry.

Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists mainly of letters from Charles C. Deam (1865–1953), an expert on the trees, ferns and flowering plants of Indiana; he was for many years the state forester there. The letters concern Deam's work on Juncus Linnaeus, his Flora of Indiana (Indianapolis, 1940), and other topics. There is at least one copy of a letter from Hermann, some lists of Hermann's plants (determined by Deam?) and related items.

Finding Aid

A finding aid for this collection is available online.

Other Resources

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