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On Her Own TermsAnnie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West$
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Barbara Stein

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520227262

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520227262.001.0001

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The Switch to Botany

The Switch to Botany

(p.274) 26 The Switch to Botany
On Her Own Terms

Barbara R. Stein

University of California Press

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

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