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William Curtis papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

William Curtis (1746-1799) was an English botanist and entomologist. He was born in Alton, Hampshire, England. Curtis began as an apothecary before studying botany. He worked at the Chelsea Physic Garden from 1771 to 1777. He established his own botanic garden at Lambeth in 1779. He published Flora Londinensis in 1787, and the Botanical Magazine in 1787. William Curtis died July 7, 1799.

This collection is comprised of a single folder of papers related to William Curtis, and includes a printed portrait, obituary, and clipped 1946 article on Curtis from "Nature."


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January, 2016.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
January, 2016
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Papers, 1946.
Box 9 Folder 1

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