Teaching materials, including hand-drawn illustrations, lectures, and exams for several botany courses taught by UCSB professor
Maynard Moseley. Includes a small amount of correspondence.
Maynard Fowle Moseley was born in Boston in 1918 and attended University of Massachusetts and University of Illinois at Urbana,
completing his Ph.D. in Botany in 1947. He taught for two years at Cornell before moving to Santa Barbara to join the faculty
of UCSB in 1949. At UCSB, he was Professor of Botany where he taught plant anatomy and plant morphology until April 1, 1984.
Moseley researched wood and floral anatomy as they related to the evolution of and relationship between flowering plants.
He was an expert in the floral structure of water lilies and published extensively on them. He was also co-author with William
Purves of Botany in the Laboratory, published in 1974. During his career he advised seven doctoral students and was known for his interest and enthusiasm in
his students' work. The Botanical Society of America established the Maynard F. Moseley Award in 1995 to honor a career of
dedicated teaching, scholarship, and service to the furtherance of the botanical sciences. Moseley passed away in 2003 at
the age of 85.
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