Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
On Her Own TermsAnnie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Barbara Stein

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520227262

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520227262.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use (for details see http://california.universitypressscholarship.com/page/535/privacy-policy-and-legal-notice).date: 20 January 2018

The Switch to Botany

The Switch to Botany

Chapter:
(p.274) 26 The Switch to Botany
Source:
On Her Own Terms
Author(s):

Barbara R. Stein

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0026

This chapter discusses Alexander and Kellogg's shift from collecting birds and small mammals to collecting plants. It stresses that Alexander did not abandon her museums; rather, she just stopped collecting for them. Collecting plants seemed like an appropriate choice, since Alexander was already over seventy by now. The chapter states Alexander's awareness over the loss of native flora in western North America and Hawaii. It also looks at the changes to the women's usual cycle of activity due to their transition to botany, their plant collecting trips, and the struggle between the University Herbarium and Willis Linn Jepson to acquire Alexander's extensive plant collection.

Keywords:   botany, plant collecting, native flora, cycle of activity, University Herbarium, Willis Linn Jepson, plant collection

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.