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Inventory to the papers of Alice Eastwood at the California Academy of Sciences Library MSS.142
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The Alice Eastwood Collection is comprised of materials donated to the California Academy of Sciences. It contains her memoirs, diaries, field notes, and correspondence, among other items.
Alice Eastwood was born to Colin Skinner Eastwood and Eliza Jane Gowdey Eastwood on January 19, 1859, in Toronto Canada. The family moved to Denver, Colorado in 1873 and Alice Eastwood went on to graduate as valedictorian from Shawa Convent Catholic High School in 1879. For the next ten years, Eastwood would teach at her alma mater, forgoing a college education. Using Grey’s Manual and the Flora of Colorado, Alice Eastwood would use this time to teach herself botany, going on various collecting trips during her vacations.
23.09 Cubic feet 80 boxes (19 manuscript boxes, 40 clamshell boxes, 4 extra large manuscript boxes, 4 half-width manuscript boxes, 3 flat oversized archives boxes, 1 photo album box, and 9 index boxes), 3 half-oversize folders in Manuscript Flat Files
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