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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.


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 Illustrated Flora.


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 Archivist
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY 10458-5126
(718) 817-8879

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