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Henri Philibert (1823-1901)

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2.5 linear inches (1 box)


Henri Philibert (1823-1901) was a bryologist and honorary professor at the Faculty of Letters in Aix, Germany, where he was born November 15, 1823. He conducted studies of an anatomical structure of mosses called the "peristome," which is a ring of moisture-absorbing teeth surrounding the opening of the moss spore capsule.


The Henri Philibert collection consists of one box of seven files of the author's translations of a series of articles entitled Studies on the peristome.


Series 1    Studies on the Peristome, 1888-1896
                2.5 lin. in. Arranged chronologically.

There is one file containing 5 numbers of the Revue Bryologique (1888), which published parts 1-5 of Philibert's seventh article on the peristome. The remaining 6 files are the author's own translations of various parts of his seventh, eighth, and ninth articles on the subject, plus an index on the series published from 1884 to 1888.


The New York Botanical Garden

RG4 Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton Records

Processed November 1999 by David Rose under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) PA-23141-98 and a grant from the Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation.

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Susan Fraser, NYBG Archivist
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
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