Algae from Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, Florida ([ca. 1864?])

Collection processed and finding aid created by William Lewis, June 2007, and Meg Hixon, August 2013
Graphics Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: Algae from Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, Florida
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: [ca. 1864?]
Extent: 1 volume
This album contains pressed algae specimens and a photograph of Fort Jefferson, Florida. Possibly compiled and owned by someone named Stuart.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

1996. F-347.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation

Algae from Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, Florida, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


The compiler of this volume, possibly named Stuart, collected algae specimens around the mid-1860s.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This album (24cm x 24cm) contains 305 algae specimens collected around the mid-1860s, comprised of 294 items pressed onto 10cm x 6cm cards and 11 items pressed onto larger cards. Only one specimen is identified. The smaller cards are mounted six to a page and the larger cards are laid into the volume between pages of specimens. Numerous types of algae are represented, in a multitude of colors. The bottom cards on the first two facing pages spell the name "Stuart," which is also stamped in gilt on the front cover. The album is bound in brown leather and cloth with the title "Algae from Fort Jefferson, 'Tortugas,' Florida" is stamped on the back cover and "Album" stamped on the spine. A photograph of Florida's Fort Jefferson is pasted onto the first page as a frontispiece.

Subject Terms

  • Photographs shelf.
Subjects - Visual Materials:
  • Algae--Catalogs and collections.
  • Fort Jefferson (Fla.)
Genre Terms:
  • Card photograph albums--1860-1870.
  • Algae--United States--1860-1870.

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Container / Location Title
Volume   1 [A.2.1865.1]  
Algae from Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, Florida [series]