Mollie Blassingame herbarium

Abstract

The Mollie Blassingame herbarium (dated 1855 June 23; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a handwritten herbarium that documents plant life in Texas.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mollie Blassingame herbarium
Date
1855 June 23
Creator
Blossingame, Mollie
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Botanical specimens--Collection and preservation
Plant collecting
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda Hanner
Preferred Citation
46m33 : [identification of item], Mollie Blossingame herbarium, 1855 June 23, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mary Mollie Susan Blassingame was born in February 1838, in Madison County, Alabama. She was the daughter of Robert Blassingame (1794-1870) and Alice Blassingame (1804-1870). Blassingame spent her childhood in Alabama and later moved to Texas. In 1857, she married Augustus D. Russell (1836-1912); they had four children, including her last child Ward Russell. Blassingame died in February 1911, in Kaufman, Tx.
Scope and Content
The Mollie Blassingame herbarium (dated 1855 June 23; 0.1 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a handwritten herbarium that documents plant life in Texas. It pairs dried plants with their classifications, occasionally including poetry and quotations. Blassingame created the herbarium while attending the Moulton Female Institute of Moulton, Texas.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Herbarium, 1855 June 23

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