John Nathaniel Couch

(1896-1986) John Nathaniel Couch was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia on October 12, 1896 to John Henry Couch, a Baptist minister, and Sally Love Terry Couch, a schoolteacher. In 1914 he entered Trinity College (now Duke University) in Durham, North Carolina. After three years at Trinity, he transferred to the University of North Carolina…

Joachim Heinrich Schuette

(20 April 1820 – 21 July 1908) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged ten vascular plant specimens collected by Joachim Heinrich Schuette (pronounced “SHOOT-ee”) – all are from Wisconsin.  As more of NCU’s collection is cataloged it is possible more will be found. The Harvard Herbaria Index of Botanists list the…

Miriam Kresses Slifkin

(May 24, 1925 – August 28, 2020) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates five vascular plant specimens collected by Miriam Kresses Slifkin; as cataloging of collections continues it is likely that more will be found.  All the specimens found thus far were collected in the spring of 1957.  Ironically we…

Willard Webster Eggleston

A black and white portrait of Willard Webster Eggleston

(28 March 1863 –  25 November 1935) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged over 400 vascular plant specimens collected by Willard Webster Eggleston.  Without doubt many more will be found as our cataloging continues.  While NCU’s Eggleston specimens are diverse in taxon and locality, they are particularly rich in Crataegus from the southeastern United…

Mary Steed Stipe Eyles

(7 March 1917 – 29 August 2005) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged eight vascular plant specimens collected by Mary S. Stipe Eyles; many were collected with her spouse, Don E. Eyles.  On the specimens curated by NCU she uses “M. S. Eyles” on the labels.   In 1939 Mary…

Don Edgar Eyles

(4 September 1915 – 4 October 1963) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about a dozen specimens collected by Don E. Eyles; most were collected with his spouse, Mary Stipe Eyles.  Don Eyles was by profession a parasitologist, but was a serious student of ornithology and botany; Mary Stipe Eyles had…

Laurie M. Stewart Radford

(1910 – 2004) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates over 1200 vascular plant specimens collected (or co-collected) by Laurie M. Stewart Radford.  NCU also curates about 25 fungal specimens collected by Stewart Radford from the area around the Highlands Biological Station in Macon County, North Carolina.  She usually used “L….

Joseph Austin Holmes

(1859-1915) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged approximately 60 vascular plant specimens collected by J. A. Holmes. The earliest ones (1877-1880) were collected around Ithaca, New York, while the later ones (1883-1888) were collected from various locations in North Carolina. As more of NCU’s collections are cataloged, we hope…

Elbert Thomas Bartholomew

(1878-1967) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates about 20 mycological specimens collected by Elbert Thomas Bartholomew, who typically signed his specimen labels “E. T. Bartholomew”.  NCU curates specimens collected by his father, Elam Bartholomew, who typically signed his specimens labels “E. Bartholomew.”  In addition, NCU has cataloged a specimen collected…

Clinton Osborne Houghton

(7 April 1873 – 8 November 1967) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates about a dozen vascular plant specimens collected by Clinton Osborne Houghton, who usually signed his labels as “C. O. Houghton”.  They were collected between 1913 and 1930 from Maryland, Delaware, and New York.  As our collections continue…