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Washington University in St. Louis

Finding-Aid for the George Engelmann Papers (WTU00041)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: George Engelmann. Papers,
Creator: Engelmann, George, 1809-1884
Inclusive dates: 1864-1884.
Extent: 40 items
Call number: WTU00041
Language: English
Repository: Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63130

Access and Use:
Source of Collection:

Access Restrictions:


Use Restriction:


Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.


Biographical information concerning George Engelmann can be found in Washington University Magazine , v. 39, no. 3, Spring 1969, in an article entitled "Godfather of the Garden" by Edgar S. Anderson. See also the Dictionary of American Biography , v.6. Information on Garland Carr Broadhead, addressee of the letters can be found in Shoemaker, Missouri and Missourians (copies in collection folders).

Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of letters from Engelmann to Broadhead concerning nomenclature and classification of plant specimens collected by Broadhead. Included is one letter, March 1906, from Broadhead to the Academy of Science of St. Louis, giving the letters to the Academy and explaining their origin.

Subject Terms

  • Engelmann, George, 1809-1884