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Dark-flowered Calliopsis from The family flora and materia medica botanica
"Dark-flowered Calliopsis"
from The family flora and materia medica botanica

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Manuscript and Archival
  • John L. Plyler, Jr. Postcard Collection: contains postcards of several flowering plants.
  • Diane Hopkins-Hughs Collection: contains National Geographic magazines from 1961 through 1984 with features on plants and landscapes.

II. Books and Published Materials
18th century
  • The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama islands ..., Mark Catesby, reproduction of 1731-1743 edition, published in 1972, first natural history of America
  • Flora caroliniana, secundum systema vegetabilium perillustris Linnĉi digesta; characteres essentiales naturalesve et differentias veras exhibens; cum emendationibus numerosis: descriptionum antea evulgatarum: adumbrationes stirpium plus mille continens: necnon, generibus novis non paucis, speciebus plurimis novisq. ornata., Thomas Walter, 1788
  • Historical and biographical sketches of the progress of botany in England from its origin to the introduction of the Linnĉan system, Richard Pulteney, 1790
  • The history, civil and commercial, of the British colonies in the West Indies: in two volumes (includes Appendix. Hortus eastensis: or, a catalogue of exotic plants, in the garden of Hinton East ... in the island of Jamaica), Bryan Edwards, 1794
19th century
  • An oration on chemistry and botany: delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at New Haven, Dec. 9, 1802 , Eli Ives; published by order of the Society
  • Flora carolinĉensis; or, A historical, medical, and economical display of the vegetable kingdom; according to the Linnĉan or sexual system of botany ... In two volumes, John L.E.W. Shecut. Vol. I [A-Fus], 1806
  • Jacob Bigelow's American medical botany, 1817-1821: an examination of the origin, printing, binding, and distribution of America's first color plate book: with special emphasis on the manner of making and printing its colored plates, ed. Richard J. Wolfe, 2012
  • The Southern agriculturist and register of rural affairs; adapted to the southern section of the United States, 1828-1839
  • The book of nature, John Mason Good, M.D., 1835
  • Oceanic sketches, Thomas Nightingale, esq.; with a botanical appendix, by Dr. Hooker, 1835; reprint, 2011
  • North American botany; comprising the native and common cultivated plants, north of Mexico. Genera arranged according to the artificial and natural methods, Amos Eaton, 1840
  • The botanical text-book, Asa Gray, 1842
  • Report of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-44, Captain J. C. Frémont, 1845
  • The encyclopaedia of geography: comprising a complete description of the earth, physical, statistical, civil, and political ... illustrated by eighty-two maps, and about eleven hundred other engravings on wood ... with a new map of the United States, Hugh Murray; assisted in astronomy, &c., by Prof. Wallace, geology, &c., by Prof. Jameson, botany, &c., by Professor Hooker, zoology, &c., by W. Swainson, 1846
  • The vegetable kingdom; or, The structure, classification, and uses of plants, illustrated upon the natural system, John Lindley, 1853
  • The American flora, or history of plants and wild flowers: containing their scientific and general description, natural history, chemical and medical properties, mode of culture, propagation, &c., designed as a book of reference for botanists, physicians, florists, gardeners, students, etc., A.B. Strong, 1853
  • The family flora and materia medica botanica, containing the botanical analysis, natural history and chemical and medical properties and uses of plants, Peter P. Good, 1854
  • Botany of the southern states. In two parts. Part I. Structural and physiological botany and vegetable products. Part II. Descriptions of southern plants. Arranged on the natural system. Preceded by a Linnaean and a dichotomous analysis, John Darby, 1855
  • Gardening for ladies: and companion to the flower-garden, Mrs. Loudon, 1857
  • The Farmer and Planter, published Pendleton, SC, 1857-1858; published Columbia, SC, 1859-1860
  • Flora's lexicon: an interpretation of the language and sentiment of flowers: with an outline of botany, and a poetical introduction, Catharine H. Waterman, 1859
  • A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America; with a view to the improvement of country residences ... With remarks on rural architecture, A. J. Downing, esq., 1860
  • The lady's book of flowers and poetry: to which are added a botanical introduction, a complete floral dictionary and a chapter on plants in rooms, edited by Lucy Hooper, 1860
  • First lessons in botany and vegetable physiology: ... To which is added a copious glossary, or dictionary of botanical terms, Asa Gray, 1863
  • Resources of the southern fields and forests, medical, economical, and agricultural; being also a medical botany of the Southern States; with practical information on the useful properties of trees, plants and shrubs, Francis Peyre Porcher, 1869
  • The culture demanded by modern life: a series of addresses and arguments on the claims of scientific education, Professors Tyndall, Henfrey, Huxley ... etc.; with an introduction on mental discipline in education by E.L. Youmans, 1897
20th century
  • Species and varieties: their origin by mutation: lectures delivered at the University of California, Hugo De Vries; edited by Daniel Trembly MacDougal, 1904
  • The mountains of California, John Muir, 1907
  • Pendleton Farmers Society, 1908
  • Handbook of nature-study for teachers and parents, based on the Cornell nature-study leaflets, with much additional material and many new illustrations, Anna Botsford Comstock, 1911
  • The mysteries of the flowers, with eight plates in color and one hundred and forty-three drawings by the author, Herbert Waldron Faulkner ... 1917
  • The Nature Lover's Knapsack: An Anthology of Poems for Lovers of the Open Road edited by Edwin Osgood Grover, 1927
  • Garden Making and Keeping Hugh Findlay, 1932
  • Seed from Madagascar, Duncan Clinch Heyward, 1937
  • New Pronouncing Dictionary of Plant Names, compiled by E. R. Robinson, 1939
  • Source material for teachers of botany, Florence Venable Edmunds, 1939
  • The Carolinian Florist of Governor John Drayton of South Carolina, ed. Margaret Babcock Meriwether, 1943
  • The South Carolina Rice Plantation, as revealed in the papers of Robert F. W. Allston, ed. J.H. Easterby, 1945
  • Design in Flower Arrangement, by John Taylor Arms and Dorothy Noyes Arms, 1949
  • Garden Time in the South, Mattie Abney Hartzog, 1951
  • Period Flower Arrangement, by Margaret Fairbanks Marcus, 1952
  • Kitchen Medicines, Ben Charles Harris, 1961
  • Rice Planter & Sportsman: the Recollections of J. Motte Alston, 1821-1909, ed. Arney R. Childs, 1953
  • Botanical gardening in Greenville, Albert N. Sanders, Laura Smith Ebaugh [and] C. Leland Rodgers; edited by Alfred S. Reid, 1962
  • Lost Heritage, Henry Savage Jr., 1970
  • Genera of the Southeastern plants, Wade T. Batson, 1972
  • Comparative vegetation analysis of five spruce-fir areas in the southern Appalachians, S. Kent Schwarzkopf, 1974
  • Botanical survey of Bad Creek area, Oconee County S.C., C. Leland Rodgers & Joseph E. Green, Jr, 1974
  • An Album of Roses, edited by Phoeve Phillips, 1978
  • Genera of the western plants, Wade T. Batson, 1982
  • A guide to the genera of the plants of eastern North America, Wade T. Batson, 1984
  • Landscape plants for the Southeast, Wade T. Batson, 1984
  • Gardening tips from the weeders, 1993
  • Population dynamics in ecological space and time, eds. Olin E. Rhodes, Jr., Ronald K. Chesser, and Michael H. Smith, 1996
21st century
  • A Japanese view of nature: the world of living things, Kinji Imanishi; translated by Pamela J. Asquith ... [et al.]; edited and introduced by Pamela J. Asquith, 2002
  • Noble trees of the South Carolina upcountry, [photography by Mark Olencki and Mark Dennis; poetry by John Lane; introduction by Michael A. Dirr], 2003
  • Flora mirabilis: how plants have shaped world knowledge, health, wealth, and beauty, Catherine Herbert Howell; foreword by Peter H. Raven, 2009
  • The Golden Seed: Writings on the history and culture of Carolina Gold Rice, editor David S. Shields, 2010
  • Wildflowers and plant communities, by Timothy P. Spira, 2011
  • Natural histories: extraordinary rare book selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, edited by Tom Baione, 2012
III. Reference and Other Materials in General Collection
  • History of agriculture in South Carolina, 1790 to 1860 an economic and social study, Marjorie Stratford Mendenhall, 1940, Microform
  • Index to illustrations of living things outside North America: where to find pictures of flora and fauna, Lucile Thompson Munz and Nedra G. Slauson, 1981, Reference Collection
  • Flora and fauna of the Civil War: an environmental reference guide, Kelby Ouchley, 2010, General Collection
  • The culture of nature in Britain, 1680-1860, Peter M. Harman, 2009, General Collection
  • Pre-Columbian Jamaica, P. Allsworth-Jones, 2008, General Collection
  • By the light of the glow-worm lamp: three centuries of reflections on nature, ed. Alberto Manguel, 1998, General Collection
  • Against extinction: the story of conservation, William M. Adams, 2004, Science Library
  • A Companion to American Environmental History, Douglas Sackman, 2010, Electronic Resource
IV. Online Resources at Furman