Herbarium with manuscript notes. White card with specimen 4 3/8 x 3 1/4 inches. Sheet 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Some scuffs and stains.
Delicate and charming pressed fern specimen placed on a white sheet by an accomplished hand, mounted on scrap book paper. Calligraphy notes in manuscript describe the scene where the specimen was obtained. The herbarium is comparable to a library of preserved plants with the specimens and labels providing all the information. In fact, the label and specimen are equally important. Dated Aug 14/ 1846.