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This collection consists of materials assembled by geneticist and researcher Richard W. Lightly concerning the professional career of Roland M. Harper covering the period from 1899 to 2018, with the majority of materials concentrated in the 1960s and 1970s. Materials include correspondences involving Roland M. Harper, predominantly featuring exchanges between Clermont H. Lee and Francis Harper. Additionally, the collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and various botanical research materials related to Roland M. Harper.

Select materials include correspondence between George K. Small and Marie Mellinger; a bibliography of Harper's published writings, 1899-1954, by Jack McCormick, an original copy of his publication On a Collection of Plants Made in Georgia in the Summer of 1900 (1901).

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Botany, Clermont Lee, Correspondence– Letters, Francis Harper, Marie Mellinger, Obituary, Richard W. Lighty, Roland M. Harper




0.21 linear feet (1 box)

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Gift of Dr. Richard W. Lighty, 2010.


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Richard W. Lighty Collection of Roland Harper writings

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