Through the kindness of Mr. Henry C. Gmelin of Elkader, Iowa, a collection of dried plants numbering two hundred and sixty-nine species which were collected by his father, Dr. Rudolph Gmelin, in southeastern Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa, between the years 1874 and 1894, were presented to the Iowa State College. It fell to the lot of the writer to arrange and mount the collection, and because of the prominence of the collector and the unusual care taken in preparing and preserving the specimens, it has been thought proper to place on record a short biographical sketch of Dr. Gmelin and append a list of the plants.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1921 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Cratty, R. I.
"Dr. Rudolph Gmelin and His Collection of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa Plants,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 28(1), 247-255.
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