Archives and Manuscript Collections
SARAH LOUISE ROGERS CLARKE PAPERS, 1899-1904
2.5 linear inches (1 box)
Sarah Louise Rogers Clarke (d. 1906) was a member of the Torrey Botanical
Club from 1891-1906. She maintained a large herbarium consisting of her
collections in the Adirondacks and materials which she purchased. Much
of this herbarium was donated to the New York Botanical Garden. A large
part of her mosses were donated to Washington University.
In 1879, Clarke was married to Samuel Belcher Clarke, a lawyer who was
a principal in the firm of Root and Clarke, New York City . They had two
children, Edith Cornelia, b. May 8, 1881 and Roger Henry, b. Feb. 1, 1884.
The Clarkes resided at 1 West 81st Street in New York City.
Both Clarkes died in 1906.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The collection consists of one item. This is a manuscript list of plants
in Clarke's herbarium, which are not included in Britton and Brown's
Series1: List of Herbarium Plants
Series 1 List of Herbarium Plants, 1899-1904
2.5 lin. in.
This series contains Mrs. Clarke's holographic list of plants in her
herbarium that are not included in Britton and Brown's Illustrated
Flora. The list is on pages of lined loose-leaf paper contained in
a hard cover with an identifying label.
Processed January 2000 by Laura Zelasnic under a grant
from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) PA-23141-98 and a
grant from the Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation.
For more information and a complete description contact
Susan Fraser, NYBG
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY 10458-5126
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