Finding Aid to the Ynés Mexía papers, 1872-1963, 1872-1963 (bulk 1910-1938)

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Finding Aid to the Ynés Mexía papers, 1872-1963, 1872-1963 (bulk 1910-1938)

Collection number: BANC MSS 68/130 m

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
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Processed by Marie Byrne and Ruby A. Hamilton
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Ynés Mexía papers
Date (inclusive): 1872-1963
Date (bulk): 1910-1938
Collection Number: BANC MSS 68/130 m
Creator: Mexía, Ynés, 1870-1938
Extent: 9 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 oversize folder 8.5 linear feet 3 digital objects (3 images)
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Abstract: Papers of the botanist, explorer and lecturer, the daughter of Enrique Guillermo Antonio Mexia and granddaughter of Jose Antonio Mexia. Includes letters to and from Mexia about family, personal matters, and plant collections; writings by Mexia and other pertaining to the Mexia botanical collections from Mexico, South America, and Alaska. Includes correspondence by Nina Floy Bracelin, acting as the representative of Mexia, pertaining to botanical collections
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, Spanish
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ynes Mexia papers, BANC MSS 68/130 m, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

Digital reproductions of selected items are available.

Related Collections

  • Title: Mexía Family Papers, BANC MSS M-B1
  • Title: Nina Floy Bracelin Papers, BANC MSS 68/132 c
  • Title: University of California, Berkeley, Herbarium, field notebooks and plant collections

Material Cataloged Separately

  • Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
  • Some maps have been transferred to the Map Collection of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Mexía, Enrique Guillermo Antonio, 1829-1896
Mexía, José Antonio, 1790-1839
Mexía, Ynés, 1870-1938--Archives
Mexía family
Botany--South America
Herbaria--Central America
Herbaria--South America
Scientific expeditions--Alaska
Scientific expeditions--Mexico
Scientific expeditions--South America
Women botanists

Acquisition Information

One carton of material was given in 1955-1956 by Mrs. Nina Floy Bracelin, from the Ynis Mexma Estate. Additional items were a gift from Mrs. William E. Colby in 1962. The bulk of the collection came from Mrs. Bracelin in 1963.


Ynés Mexía was born May 24, 1870 in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., where her father, General Enrique A. Mexía, was serving as a representative of the Mexican government under President Porfirio Díaz. Her grandfather, José Antonio Mexía, was also a Mexican general, serving under President Antonio López de Santa Anna. Her mother, Sarah R. Wilmer of Maryland, was a descendent of Samuel Eccleston, Fifth Archbishop of Baltimore. Ynés Mexía spent her early childhood in Texas on a land grant where the town of Mexía, Limestone County, is now located. She attended private schools in Philadelphia and Ontario, Canada; St. Joseph's College, Emmetsburg, Maryland; and the University of California, Berkeley. As a young woman she lived in Tacubaya, Mexico, where she married Herman E. Laue in 1898. After his death, she married Agustín Reygadas. This second marriage ended in a divorce.
Her first collecting expedition was to Mexico in 1922, as a member of a group led by E. L. Furlong, Curator of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley. The important collecting began in 1925 on her second trip to Mexico, with Mrs. Roxana S. Ferris, Dudley Herbarium, Stanford University. On subsequent collecting expeditions she went three more times to Mexico, once to Alaska, and twice to South America. She collected for the University of California and the United States Department of Agriculture. One trip to South America, lasting two and a half years, was initiated by her, and included a trip down the Amazon.
Her contributions to botany included a total of 8,800 numbers. She collected approximately 145,000 specimens. Two were new genera, Mexianthus mexicanus Robinson (Compositae) and Spulula quadrifida Mains (Pucciniaceae). The collections included approximately five hundred new species, primarily spermatophytes. Fifty species were named after her. Her plants were widely distributed and are now in leading botanical museums in the United States and Western Europe.
She was a member of the Sierra Club, California Botanical Society, Audubon Association of the Pacific, California Academy of Sciences, Sociedad Geografica de Lima, Peru, and an honorary member of the Departamento Forestal de Caza y Pesca of Mexico. In 1951, part of the remainder of her estate was given to the Save-the-Redwoods League, which purchased land in Northern California, west of Prairie Creek, containing a beach and Home Creek Canyon.
In 1938, during a collecting trip in the mountains of the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, she became ill. She returned to San Francisco in May, and died on July 12, 1938, at the age of 68.

Scope and Content

The Ynés Mexía Papers reflect the outstanding contributions of this botanist, explorer and collector, who began her most important work late in her life, when she was past 50 years old. Her 15-year career of plant collecting for the University of California, United States Department of Agriculture, and herself took her on five expeditions to Mexico, two to South America, and one to Alaska. The botanical researcher will be impressed by the detailed scientific record left by Ynés Mexía.
In the General Correspondence (Series 1) there are personal letters and letters written to Nina Floy Bracelin, who was her close associate. Some correspondence to and from Mexico is in Spanish. The letters from the field to Bracelin are fascinating accounts of her experiences, and a few from South America were passed among friends and colleagues. Other correspondence regarding botanical collections is found elsewhere in the collection (Series 4). The letters to botanical institutions and to other botanists include Bracelin correspondence, written while she was acting in her capacity as an assistant to Mexía.
Series 2, Biographical Information, contains personal financial records, family history materials, newsclippings concerning Mexía's botanical expeditions, and obituaries. Writings relating to her travels and plants, travel, lecture and natural history notes, as well as articles which cite Mexía, are found in Series 3.
Notebooks compiled by Mrs. Bracelin containing determination and distribution lists relating to plant collections (Series 5), and card file boxes containing labels for numerical and family sets of botanical species (Series 6) are present also. Annotated maps used during botanical expeditions are included in Series 7. Photographs of plants taken by Ynés Mexía have been separated and placed with the Pictorial Collections.

Container Listing


Series 1: General Correspondence 1882-1938

Physical Description: Box 1-4.


Outgoing correspondence is arranged chronologically, while incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.


The letters in this series are arranged into two subseries. The first, Outgoing and Incoming, primarily concerns personal matters. The second, Outgoing to Nina Floy Bracelin, contain both personal and business information. Mrs. Bracelin worked very closely with Mexía, having sole responsibility for the plant collections while Mexía was in the field collecting. The Outgoing and Incoming letters in the first group are to family, friends and businesses. Incoming correspondence includes letters from Florence Merriman Bailey, Vernon Bailey, Harold C. Bryant, Willis L. Jepson and C. Hart Merriam.

Outgoing and Incoming 1882-1938



box 1, folder 1-8

Outgoing 1882-1938

box 1, folder 9

Outgoing undated



box 1, folder 10

Aguilar, Miguel 1910-1917

box 1, folder 11

Allen, A. N. 1930-1931

box 1, folder 12

Aragón, Agustín 1917-1931

box 1, folder 13

Bailey, Florence Merriman 1934-1938

box 1, folder 14

Bailey, Vernon 1924-1938

box 2, folder 1

Bank of Montreal 1910-1932

box 2, folder 2

C. Basave del Castillo, N. 1934

box 2, folder 3

Bracelin, Nina Floy undated

box 2, folder 4

Brown, Philip King 1909-1938

box 2, folder 5

Bryant, Harold C. 1932-1933

box 2, folder 6

Díaz Mercado, Florentino 1909-1915

box 2, folder 7

Du Re, Adolfo 1932

box 2, folder 8

Eckford & Cooke, Law Offices 1910-1918

box 2, folder 9

Eloesser, Leo 1932

box 2, folder 10

Finley, Etheridge Knight 1899-1902

box 2, folder 11

First National Bank. Mexia, Texas. 1910-1913

box 2, folder 12

Gómez, Medardo 1933

box 2, folder 13

Gónzalez Rubio, Amada (Mexía) de 1872-1938

box 2, folder 14

Goodman, E. 1930-1933

box 2, folder 15

Gray, Mary 1896

box 2, folder 16

Harrison & Harrison, Attorneys-at-Law 1910-1911

box 2, folder 17

Hunt, J. L. Starr 1912-1913

box 2, folder 18

Hunter, J. W. 1913-1915

box 2, folder 19

Hunter, Louise 1914-1915

box 2, folder 20

Jepson, Willis L. 1923-1933

box 2, folder 21

Laue, German 1910-1911

box 2, folder 22

Merriam, C. Hart 1925-1926

box 2, folder 23

Mexía, Adele A. 1935-1936

box 2, folder 24

Miller, Loye Holmes undated

box 2, folder 25

Ortega, Rafael 1930-1934

box 2, folder 26

Reygadas, Agustín 1910-1916

box 2, folder 27

Reygadas, Manuel 1911

box 2, folder 28

Sierra Club 1932-1933

box 2, folder 29

Starbuck, Anna Diller 1910-1911

box 2, folder 30

Thompson, Katherine (Ramsey) 1896-1918

box 2, folder 31

U.S. Consul. Mexico. 1929

box 2, folder 32

U.S. Consul. Rio de Janeiro. 1932

box 2, folder 33

University of California, Berkeley, Library 1932

box 2, folder 34

University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Anthropology 1937

box 2, folder 35

Weightman, Martha W. 1896-1899

box 2, folder 36

Williams & Bradley, Lawyers 1901-1911

box 2, folder 37

A-Z Miscellaneous 1877-1937


Outgoing Mexía to Nina Floy Bracelin 1909-1938

box 3, folder 1-15

Outgoing 1909-1938


Series 2: Biographical Information 1898-1939

Physical Description: Box 4.


Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.


This brief series includes financial accounts, primarily for property in Tacubaya, Mexico; inventories of property in Mexico; lists of gifts to University of California, Berkeley, and the Sierra Club; family histories; papers relating to Mexía's education and first marriage; clippings about her Amazon trip; and her obituaries.
box 4, folder 1-3

Accounts 1902-1938

box 4, folder 4

Accounts re quinta in Tacubaya, Mexico 1912-1915

box 4, folder 5

Bequests to UCB and Sierra Club 1939-1957

oversize-folder 1 A

Certificates 1934 1938

box 4, folder 6

Clippings 1925-1937

box 4, folder 7

Education at UCB 1921-1937

box 4, folder 8

Estate inventories undated

box 4, folder 9

Lists of animals on Tacubaya property 1912-1915

box 4, folder 10

Lists of books, archaeological artifacts, etc. 1929-1934

box 4, folder 11

Marriage to Herman Laue 1898-1904

box 4, folder 12

Mexía family history, by Adele A. Mexía undated

box 4, folder 13

Mexía family history, by Nina F. Bracelin undated

box 4, folder 14

Notes on Mexía Family 1898-1937

box 4, folder 15

Obituaries 1938

box 4, folder 16

Property in Tacubaya 1912-1937

box 4, folder 17

Miscellaneous papers 1898-1938


Series 3: Papers Relating to Botanical Expeditions 1922-1938

Physical Description: Box 5-8.


Folders in subseries 1 are arranged alphabetically by subject. Folders in subseries 2 are arranged alphabetically by title or subject, as in the case of travel notes and lecture notes. Folders in subseries 3 are arranged alphabetically by author.


Series 3 contains documents and notes related to collecting expeditions; writings emanating from travels and articles written by others about Mexía's work or who cite her. The series is subdivided into three subseries. The first, Accounts and Botanical Notes, contains accounts for trips, letters of introduction, passports, collecting permits and notes on birds and plants. The second, Travel Notes and Writings, includes notes taken during her travels, lecture notes, writings about birds, plants, places, and some fiction, such as plays and short stories. The third, Mexia Cited in Articles, contains the work of botanists who write about Mexía's plant collections or who cite Mexía. Included are Edwin B. Bartram, Edwin Bingham Copeland, E.P Killip, Harold N. Moldenke and C.V. Morton, among others.

Accounts and Botanical Notes 1922-1938

box 5, folder 1-5

Accounts for trips 1925-1938

box 5, folder 6

Drawings of Brazilian plants undated

box 5, folder 7

Labels for plants collected in Alaska 1928

box 5, folder 8

Letters of introduction 1925-1938

box 5, folder 9

List of plants 1926-1934

box 5, folder 10

Lists of changes and additional determinations undated

box 5, folder 11

Lists of Mexican plant photographs 1926-1927

box 5, folder 12

Materials re fern collections 1939-1961

box 5, folder 13

Notes on birds 1926

box 5, folder 14

Notes on birds, Biological Station, Michigan 937

box 5, folder 15

Notes on birds, Chihuahua 1929

box 5, folder 16

Notes on birds, Mexico 1926-1927

box 5, folder 17

Notes on birds, Peru 1931-1932

box 5, folder 18

Notes on birds, Yosemite 1922

box 5, folder 19

Notes on birds and animals, Brazil and Peru 924-1932

box 5, folder 20

Notes on birds and botany, Pacific Northwest 924

box 5, folder 21

Notes on plants undated

box 5, folder 22

Notes on shells, Brazil and Peru 1929-1932

box 5, folder 23

Passports and collecting permits 1925-1938

box 5, folder 24

Photographs of Columbian plants (Pilea) 1922


Travel Notes and Writings 1921-1938

box 6, folder 1-8

Travel notes 1926-1938

box 6, folder 9

Bird Study for Beginners by a Beginner. 1924-1925

box 6, folder 10

Birds of Brazil. 1930

box 6, folder 11

The Birds of Golden Gate Park. undated

box 6, folder 12

Botanical Exploration of the Upper Amazon. undated

box 6, folder 13

Botanical Trails of Old Mexico--The Lure of the Unknown. 1929

box 6, folder 14

Camping on the Equator. 1937

box 6, folder 15

The Conqueror of the Sun. undated

box 6, folder 16

The Dispatch-bearers. (a play) undated

box 6, folder 17

Experiences in Hospitable Mexico. 1927

box 6, folder 18-19

Following the Sun Across South America or Down the Amazon and Over the Andes. 1933

box 6, folder 20

Glimpses of a Brazilian Cattle Ranch. 1931

box 6, folder 21

The Grand Cañon. undated

box 7, folder 1

Lecture notes. 1932-1937

box 7, folder 2

Lecture notices. 1927-1937

box 7, folder 3

The Legend of Leticia. undated

box 7, folder 4

The Life of a Gray Squirrel. 1921

box 7, folder 5

Ramphastidae. 1933

box 7, folder 6

Report on Fish-Poisons of Ecuador. 1934-1935

box 7, folder 7

Some of the Common Plants Found in Mt. McKinley National Park. undated

box 7, folder 8

The Talking Leaves. (a play) undated

box 7, folder 9

Three Thousand Miles up the Amazon. 1933

box 7, folder 10

A Trip to the Rio Doce. undated

box 7, folder 11

Vignettes of Birds Long Since Flown. 1935


Mexía Cited in Articles 1924-1951

box 7, folder 12

Alston, A. H. G. The Brazilian Species of Selaginella. 1936

box 7, folder 13

Bacigalupi, Rimo. Taxonomic Studies in Cuphea. 1931

box 7, folder 14

Barkley, Fred A. and Reed, Merton J. Studies in the Anacardiaceae. IV. 1939

box 7, folder 15

Bartram, Edwin B. Mosses of Western Mexico Collected by Mrs. Ynés Mexía. 1928

box 7, folder 16

Blake, S. F. Eleven New American Asteraceae. 1938

box 7, folder 17

Blake, S. F. Twelve New American Asteraceae. 1938

box 7, folder 18

Bryant, Harold C. Nesting of the Allen Hummingbird In Golden Gate Park. (four photos by Ynés Mexía) 1925

box 7, folder 19

Cook, O. F. A New Commerical Oil Palm in Ecuador. 1942

box 7, folder 20

Copeland, Edwin Bingham. Brazilian Ferns Collected by Ynés Mexía. 1932

box 7, folder 21

Copeland, Edwin Bingham. A New Genus of Ferns. 1951

box 7, folder 22

Copeland, Edwin Bingham. Tropical American Ferns. 1941

box 7, folder 23

Crawford, Lloyd C. A New Fern for the United States. 1951

box 7, folder 24

Epling, Carl. Las Labiadas del Noroeste de la Argentina. 1939

box 7, folder 25

Epling, Carl. Supplementary Notes on American Labiatae. 1940

box 7, folder 26

Gleason, H. A. Eight Undescribed Species of Melastomataceae. 1939

box 7, folder 27

Herre, Albert W.C.T. A New Species of Lecidea from Brazil. 1940

box 7, folder 28

Johnston, Ivan M. Studies in the Boraginaceae. XII. 1937

box 7, folder 29

Killip, E. P. New Species of Pilea from the Andes. 1925

box 7, folder 30

Killip, E. P. and Morton, C. V. A Revision of the Mexican and Central American Species of Smilax. 1936

box 7, folder 31

Krukoff, B. A. Erythrina. 1941

box 7, folder 32

Krukoff, B.A. and Moldenke, H.N. Studies of American Menispermaceae, with Special Reference to SpeciesUsed in Preparation of Arrow-Poisons. 1938

box 7, folder 33

Krukoff, B.A. and Moldenke, H.N. Supplementary Notes on American Menispermaceae. 1941

box 7, folder 34

Krukoff, B.A. and Monachino, J. The American Species of Strychnos. 1942

box 7, folder 35

Lundell, Cyrus Longworth. New Vascular Plants from Texas, Mexico, and Central America. 1943

box 7, folder 36

Mains, E. B. Spumula, A New Genus of Rusts. 1935

box 7, folder 37

Malme, Gust. O. Asclepiadaceae brasilienses. 1936

box 7, folder 38

Maxon, Willima R. and Morton, C. V. The American Species of Dryopteris, subGenus Meniscium. 1938

box 7, folder 39

Moldenke, Harold N. Additional Notes on Menispermaceae. I. 1940

box 7, folder 40

Moldenke, Harold N. Additional Notes on the Genus Aegiphila. I, III, IV, VI, VII. 1937-1941

box 7, folder 41

Moldenke, Harold N. A Monograph on the Genus Amasonia. XXXIV. 1939

box 7, folder 42

Moldenke, Harold N. Nomenclatural Notes. III. 1946

box 7, folder 43

Moldenke, Harold N. Novelties in the American Verbenaceae. 1940

box 7, folder 44

Moldenke, Harold N. Novelties in the Avicenniaceae and Verbenaceae. 1940

box 8, folder 1

Morton, C. V. The American Species of Hymenophyllum Section Sphaerocionium. 1947

box 8, folder 2

Morton, C. V. A New Species of Peltostigma from Mexico. 1933

box 8, folder 3

Morton, C. V. A Revision of Besleria. 1939

box 8, folder 4

Morton, C. V. Taxonomic Studies of Tropical American Plants. 1944

box 8, folder 5

Morton, C. V. Two New Species of Meibomia from Mexico. 1941

box 8, folder 6

Robinson, B. L. Records Preliminary to a General Treatment of the Eupatorieae. VII. 1928

box 8, folder 7

Smith, A. C. Three New Species of Vacciniaceae. 1937

box 8, folder 8

Smith, Lyman B. Studies in the Bromeliaceae. VIII. 937

box 8, folder 9-12

Standley, Paul C. Studies of American Plants. I-IV, VI-X. 1929-1940

box 8, folder 13

Trelease, William. The Pedicellate Peppers of South America. 1935

box 8, folder 14

Woodson, Robert E., Jr. Studies in the Apocynaceae. VII. 1938

box 8, folder 15

Miscellaneous 1928-1951


Series 4: Correspondence with Botanical Institutions and Botanists 1919-1963

Physical Description: Carton 1-2.


Folders are arranged alphabetically by name of institution or person.


Mexía relied heavily on the assistance of Bracelin during her collecting years. The correspondence in this series reflects this close working relationship. Bracelin continued to work with the plant collections after Mexía died. For instance, in 1963 she sent out letters to botanical institutions about corrections to some numerical sets. The correspondence primarily relates to plant collections distributed to botanical institutions in the United States and Western Europe and her collecting activities for the United States Department of Agriculture and the University of California, Berkeley. Some letters are to other botanists, including Edwin B. Bartram, Agnes Chase, Edwin Bingham Copeland, Carl Epling, Thomas Harper Goodspeed, B.A. Krukoff, and William Trelease.
carton 1, folder 1

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Department of Botany 1928-1963

carton 1, folder 2

Allan Hancock Foundation 1946-1948

carton 1, folder 3

Allen, G. O. 1933-1937

carton 1, folder 4

Arnold Arboretum 1925-1963

carton 1, folder 5

Aspiazu, Miguel 1934-1943

carton 1, folder 6

Bailey, Joshua L., Jr. 1933-1935

carton 1, folder 7

Baker, Milo S. 1930-1937

carton 1, folder 8

Barkley, Fred Alexander 1938-1939

carton 1, folder 9

Bartram, Edwin Bunting 1928-1939

carton 1, folder 10

Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum (Germany) 1929-1963

carton 1, folder 11

British Museum (Natural History) 1925-1963

carton 1, folder 12

Brooklyn Botanic Garden 1928-1946

carton 1, folder 13

California Academy of Sciences 1928-1951

carton 1, folder 14

California Institute of Technology 1929-193

carton 1, folder 15

Catholic University of America. Herbarium 1934-1963

carton 1, folder 16

Chase, Agnes 1926-1935

carton 1, folder 17

Conservatoire et jardin botaniques de la ville de Geneve 1926-1963

carton 1, folder 18

Copeland, Edwin Bingham 1930-1933

carton 1, folder 19

Core, Earl Lemley 1934-1939

carton 1, folder 20

Dudley Herbarium 1927-1963

carton 1, folder 21

Eddy Tree Breeding Station 1928-1929

carton 1, folder 22

Epling, Carl 1930-1943

carton 1, folder 23

Ewan, Joseph Andorfer 1934-1944

carton 1, folder 24

Farlow Reference Library and Herbarium 1935-1936

carton 1, folder 25

Field Museum of Natural History 1926-1963

carton 1, folder 26

Forest College and Research Institute. Dehra Dun, India 1928-1963

carton 1, folder 27

González Ortega, Jesús 1927-1928

carton 1, folder 28

Goodspeed, Thomas Harper 1930-1938

carton 1, folder 29

Goteborg (Sweden). Botaniska Tradgard 1939-1948

carton 1, folder 30

Groves, James 1932-1933

carton 1, folder 31

Harvard University. Botanical Museum 1928-1939

carton 1, folder 32

Harvard University. Gray Herbarium 1926-1963

carton 1, folder 33

Herre, Albert W. 1933-1940

carton 1, folder 34

Jackson, H. S. 1934-1939

carton 1, folder 35

Kobenhavn Universitets. Botanisk Museum (Denmark) 1929-1939

carton 1, folder 36

Krukoff, B. A. 1937-1938

carton 1, folder 37

Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium 1945-1963

carton 1, folder 38

Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art 1931-1932

carton 1, folder 39

Lund (Sweden). Botaniska Museet 1935-1940

carton 1, folder 40

Mille, Luis 1936-1938

carton 1, folder 41

Missouri Botanical Garden 1926-1963

carton 1, folder 42

Mt. McKinley Tourist & Transportation Co., Inc. 1929-1938

carton 1, folder 43

Munz, Philip A. 1928-1941

carton 1, folder 44

Museu Nacional (Brazil). Seccao de Botanica 1931-1938

carton 1, folder 45

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi (Brazil) 1938

carton 1, folder 46

Museum national d'histoire naturelle. Botanique (France) 1930-1937

carton 1, folder 47

National Museum of Canada. Ottawa Herbarium 1929

carton 1, folder 48

New South Wales. Department of Agriculture 1941-1948

carton 1, folder 49-50

New York Botanical Garden 1926-1963

carton 1, folder 51

Oxford University. Department of Botany 1937-1951

carton 1, folder 52

Richards, Donald 1940-1941

carton 1, folder 53

Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht. Botanisch Museum en Herbarium (Netherlands) 1938-1963

carton 1, folder 54

Riksmuseets Botaniska Avdelning (Sweden) 930-1963

carton 1, folder 55

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 1928-1938

carton 1, folder 56

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Herbarium 1926-1963

carton 1, folder 57

Smith, Charles Piper 1929-1940

carton 1, folder 58

Southern Methodist University. Institute of Technology and Plant Industry 1945-1946

carton 1, folder 59

Stewart, Jeanette 1946

carton 1, folder 60

Stokes, Susan 1930

carton 1, folder 61

Swingle, Walter Tennyson 1927-1938

carton 1, folder 62

Trelease, William 1928-1943

carton 1, folder 63-64

United States Department of Agriculture 1929-1948

carton 1, folder 65

United States Forest Service 1935-1939

carton 1, folder 66-68

United States National Museum. Plant Division 926-1963

carton 2, folder 1

Universitat Zurich. Botanisches Museum 1929-1963

carton 2, folder 2

Universite de Geneve. Institut de botanique systematique 1929-1934

carton 2, folder 3

University of California. College of Agriculture 927-1939

carton 2, folder 4

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Botany 1926-1963

carton 2, folder 5

University of California, Berkeley. Museum of Vertebrate Zoology 1919-1936

carton 2, folder 6

University of California, Los Angeles 1943

carton 2, folder 7

University of Michigan. University Herbarium 1926-1963

carton 2, folder 8

University of Minnesota. Department of Botany 1928-1963

carton 2, folder 9

University of Washington. Museum 1929-1931

carton 2, folder 10

Utah Agricultural Experiment Station 1935-1938

carton 2, folder 11

Wellesley College. Department of Botany 1932-1938

carton 2, folder 12

Wimmer, Franz Elfried 1938

carton 2, folder 13

Yale University. Osborn Botanical Laboratory 1934-1938

carton 2, folder 14

Yale University. School of Forestry 1938

carton 2, folder 15

Miscellaneous correspondence re Mexía Collection 1925-1963


Series 5: Notebooks Containing Distribution and Determination Lists 1925-1947

Physical Description: Carton 2.


Folders are numerically arranged by volume numbers, 1-12.


The notebooks in this series were compiled by Bracelin and contain primarily lists of distributions of plant collections and determinations of plant specimens.
carton 2, folder 16-19

Volume 1 1925-1929

carton 2, folder 20-21

Volume 2 1926-1927

carton 2, folder 22-23

Volume 3 1926-1927

carton 2, folder 24-27

Volume 4 1929-1932

carton 2, folder 28-29

Volume 5 1929-1932


Brazil - Peru


I Distribution Nos. 4001-5199

carton 2, folder 30-31

Volume 6 1929-1932


Brazil - Peru


II Distribution Nos. 5200-6072


State of Minas Geraes, Nos. 4321a-4340


Dept. de Loreto, Nos. 6515-4369a

carton 2, folder 32

Volume 7 1934-1937


Brazil - Peru


III Distribution Nos. 6073-6517

carton 2, folder 33-34

Volume 8 1934-1937


Ecuador and South America


Nos. 6551-8499

carton 2, folder 35

Volume 9 1937-1938





carton 2, folder 36-37

Volume 10 1934-1943


South America and Ecuador


Nos. 6551-8499

carton 2, folder 38

Volume 11 1935-1936


Collections for Goodspeed


Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile

carton 2, folder 39

Volume 12 1926-1927




Series 6: Card File Boxes of Labels for Plant Specimens 1925-1938

Physical Description: Carton 3-4


File boxes are arranged numerically.


Series 6 includes Numerical and Family sets of plants collected by Ynéz Mexía. The labels are on index cards in file boxes.
carton 3, folder 1

Family and Numerical Sets 1925 1929


Mexico, Nos. 1-496. 1925


Mexico, Nos. 2500-2771. 1929

carton 3, folder 2

Numerical Sets 1926-1928


Mexico, Nos. 500-1953. 1926-1927


Alaska, Nos. 2000-2321. 1928

carton 3, folder 3

Family Sets 1926-1928


Mexico, Nos. 500-1953. 1926-1927


Alaska, Nos. 2000-2321. 1928

carton 3, folder 4

Numerical Set 1929-1930


Brazil - Peru, Nos. 4001-5399 1929-1932


Nos. 4001-5399

carton 3, folder 5

Numerical Set 1930-1932


Brazil - Peru 1929-1932


Nos. 5400-6517

carton 3, folder 6

Family Sets 1929-1932


Brazil - Peru 1929-1932


Lichens, Mosses

carton 4, folder 1

Family Sets 1929-1935


Brazil - Peru 1929-1932


Flowering Plants, Ferns and Fern Allies


Ecuador 1934-1935


Nos. 6551-7715, 8401-8499

carton 4, folder 2

Family and Numerical Sets 1934-1935


Ecuador 1934-1935

carton 4, folder 3

Numerical Sets 1934-1935


Ecuador 1934-1935

carton 4, folder 4

Family Sets 1934-1937


South America, Nos. 7751-8334


8335-8400 Skipped

carton 4, folder 5

Family and Numerical Sets 1937-1938


Mexico, Nos. 8701-9318

carton 4, folder 6

Bibliographic References to Ynés Mexía and/or her collections. undated


Series 7: Maps circa 1931

Physical Description: Box 9.


Folders are arranged alphabetically by geographical location.


Annotated maps used in expeditions to Mexico and South America.
box 9, folder 1

Amazon River: Iquitos to Pongo de Mansu Rolled-up map (on tracing paper) Notations on map include dates and times of day 1931

box 9, folder 2

Argentina. Tierra del Fuego undated

box 9, folder 3

Bolivia undated

box 9, folder 4

Brazil undated

box 9, folder 5

Ecuador undated

box 9, folder 5

La Region Oriental Del Ecuador. BANC MSS 68/130 m

Physical Description: 1 map
box 9, folder 6-7

Mexico undated

box 9, folder 8

Peru undated

box 9, folder 9-10

South America undated

box 9, folder 9

Mapa del Sur del Peru y Parte de Bolivia. June 1931 BANC MSS 68/130 m

Physical Description: 1 map
box 9, folder 9

Cours de L'Amazone, Paul Le Cointe, 1892-1906. September 1931 BANC MSS 68/130 m

Physical Description: 1 map