George Andrew Christenberry

(3 September 1915 – 21 April 2009) Photo:  Augusta College Yearbook, 1978 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates 36 specimens collected by George Andrew Christenberry, who usually signed his labels as “G. A. Christenberry.”  It is possible that as we continue to catalog our collections more will be found.  Despite…

Herman Harrison Braxton

(1906-1988) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged 33 fungal specimens and 8 vascular plant specimens collected (or co-collected) by Herman Harrison Braxton, who always signed his specimen labels “H. H. Braxton.”  Most of Braxton’s specimens were collected in the Crawford Creek area of Haywood County, North Carolina. To date, only…

Charles Clinton Lindley, Jr.

(9 May 1932 – 12 June 2002) photo:  Charles Clinton Lindley, Jr., 1954, courtesy of the Yackety yack   The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates about 20 vascular plant specimens collected by Charles Clinton Lindley, Jr., who usually signed his labels “Clinton C. Lindley.”  All specimens were collected between 1952…

Frances Katherine Foust Lombard

(23 January 1915 – 22 June 1995)7 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged approximately 40 vascular plant specimens and 25 bryophyte specimens collected by Frances K. Foust Lombard.  All bear her maiden name, Foust.  It is odd that we have found no mycological specimens collected by her, despite the fact that…

William McCally Pollock

(25 June 1877 – ?) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates about 46 vascular plant specimens collected by William McCally Pollock.  As we continue to catalog our collections it is likely that we will discover more of Pollock’s specimens at NCU.  All found thus far were collected in West Virginia…

William Willard Ashe

(1872-1932) William Willard Ashe was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on June 4, 1872. His family inhabited a rambling antebellum estate named Elmwood * which provided Ashe, described by one biographer as a “congenital naturalist,” with abundant woods and fields to explore for curiosities. It is reported that Willard and his brother Samuel together published a small…

Lisa Marie Giencke

(b. 1982) Lisa Giencke worked in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) from 2002 – 2007 in several capacities including work-study student and staff member. She deposited about 400 specimens (most from Battle Park in Orange County, NC), and annotated many existing specimens in our fern collection. Ms. Giencke’s greatest legacy to the Herbarium…

Robert Kenneth Godfrey

(29 August 1911  – 6 February 2000) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged over 1,300 specimens collected by Robert K. Godfrey.  Without doubt many more will be found as we continue to catalog our collections. Godfrey earned his undergraduate degree from Maryville College in Tennessee, then earned masters degrees at North Carolina State…

Elizabeth Kathleen Goldie-Smith

(1 June 1922 – 27 September 1995)1 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged approximately a dozen specimens collected by or annotated by Elizabeth Kathleen Goldie-Smith, who usually signed her labels as “E.K.G.S.”  Our fungal collection is being cataloged into the searchable on-line database, www.mycoportal.org  As we continue to catalog our fungi…