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Fossil vegetables from Mansfield

Item Information

Title:
Fossil vegetables from Mansfield
Description:
Five pen and inkwash drawings of plant fossil specimens on one sheet by Orra White Hitchcock. The specimens come from Mansfield, Massachusetts, are labeled 221 through 225, and appeared in Edward Hitchcock's Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts as plate 27. The title is written in Edward Hitchcock's hand. The artwork is housed in a mat for conservation.
Artist:
Hitchcock, Orra White, 1796-1863
Date:
[ca. 1840–1841]
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Genre:
Ink washes
Drawings (visual works)
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box OS5 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Subjects:
Archives
Fossils
Pictorial works
Illustrations
Hitchcock, Orra White, 1796-1863
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Final report on the geology of Massachusetts
Places:
Massachusetts
Extent:
1 drawing ; visible image 21 x 27 cm, in mat 33 x 40 cm
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Terms of Use:
Public Domain: This material has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. While Amherst College Archives & Special Collections claims no rights or authority over this material, we do ask that any publication or use of this material cite the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College as the source of the images and the repository where the original documents can be found.
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Place of origin:
Massachusetts
Notes (date):
The item is undated. The date range provided is taken from Robert Herbert and Daria D'Arienzo's book, Orra White Hitchcock, 1796-1863: An Amherst Woman of Art and Science.