Biographical / Historical
Frederick Joseph Hermann (1906–1987) spent his early career at the botanical gardens, University of Michigan, as a taxonomic assistant and teaching fellow (1933–1937), then as assistant curator and instructor (1937–1938). He later served as associate botanist (1938–1948) and botanist (1948–?) for the United States Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Plant Industry.
Scope and Contents
This collection consists mainly of letters from Charles C. Deam (1865–1953), an expert on the trees, ferns and flowering plants of Indiana; he was for many years the state forester there. The letters concern Deam's work on Juncus Linnaeus, his Flora of Indiana (Indianapolis, 1940), and other topics. There is at least one copy of a letter from Hermann, some lists of Hermann's plants (determined by Deam?) and related items.
Finding Aid Note
This finding aid was created by Nancy Janda in 2020.
This collection was digitized by G. Boardman in 2016.
[Identification of item], [date(s) of item]. Depository: Frederick Joseph Hermann (1906–1987) papers, Hunt Institute Archives collection no. 16 (box [box number], folder [folder number]), Archives, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, Pa.