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…

Elam T. Bartholomew

illustration for collector profile of Elam Bartholomew

(9 June 1852 – 18 November 1934) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 80 fungal specimens collected by Elam Bartholomew.  As we continue to catalog our micro-fungi and other collections it is likely that more specimens collected by Bartholomew will be found.  NCU’s mycological collections are cataloged using funds…

Samuel McCutchen Bain

illustration for Bain DWG

(14 January 1869 – 30 January 1919) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has about a dozen vascular plant specimens collected by S. M. Bain. It is likely that more will be found as our collections are cataloged.  Bain’s specimens curated by NCU date from 1891-1893 and were collected in Tennessee….