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Agnes Marion Ayre Herbarium collection

Media Type: 
Graphic material
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
11-122
STEM Field: 
Botany
Description: 

Some botanical drawings are available online.

Biography/Administrative History: 

Agnes Marion Ayre (1890-1940) of St. John's was an amateur botanist of great distinction. Her botanical drawings were meticulous and praised by botanists of her day. She published several books and pamphlets on Newfoundland, including a guide to wild flowers in 1937. After her death, her Herbarium of some 2,440 pressed specimens of her own plus many additional samples making a total collection of 100,000 items, and 1,876 paintings and drawings went to Memorial University's Department of Biology, see Index Herbariorum. This site includes the botanical images.

Date(s): 
1920s-1930s
Extent: 
1876 drawings/paintings
Province: 
NL
Hosting Institution: 
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Collection Contact: 
archives@mun.ca
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