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RG4465.AM:  Per Axel Rydberg, 1860-1931



Report:  1891

U.S. Department of Agriculture botanist

Size:  1 folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Per Axel Rydberg was born July 6, 1860, in Odh, Westergoethland, Sweden.  He graduated from the royal gymnasium at Skara in 1881 and migrated to the United States in 1882.  He began teaching mathematics at Luther Academy at Wahoo, Nebraska, from 1884-1893.  During this period he received his B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1891 and a Master of Arts degree in 1895.  In 1898 Rydberg received his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University and worked with the New York Botanical Gardens from 1898 until his death on July 25, 1931.  Among his best know publications are The Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains and the Flora of the Plains and Prairies of North America.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder containing a report written in 1891 by Rydberg while on a botanical survey for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The report describes the nature of the vegetation of Nebraska, and is divided into two parts:  1) the itinerary of the trip; and 2) the strictly technical list of the collected plants.  This report was published in the Nebraska History, Volume 32, no. 3, 1951.



Note:  See the library for Flora of the Sandhills of Nebraska by Per Axel Rydberg [580 R97c].



INVENTORY



Report of a Botanical Exploration, made in Western Nebraska, in the summer of 1891, as a Special Agent of the Department of Agriculture



 



Subject headings



Botany — Nebraska

Natural history — Nebraska

Nebraska. Botanical Survey

Rydberg, Per Axel, 1860-1931

U.S. Department of Agriculture



 



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