Annotated List of Virginia Flora
Scope and Content
This collection contains a typed list of Virginia flora, with handwritten annotations, processed for the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station (VAES), possibly by A. B. Massey. The list is over 200 pages long and includes handwritten notes in the margins of the pages. The list is separated by the different types of flora, ranging from Polypodiaceae, Phytolaccaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Aizoaceae, Caryophyllaceae, and others. Each section is also arranged alphabetically.
The typed list was published in the VAES Technical Bulletin No. 155, December 1961, as
Virginia Flora: An Annotated Catalog of Plant Taxa Recorded as Occuring in Virginia, compiled by A. B. Massey.
- Massey, A. B. (Arthur Ballard) (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection are in English.
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Arthur Ballard Massey, the son of botanist W. F. Massey, was born in Albemarle County, Virginia in 1889. After graduating from North Carolina State University in 1909, the younger Massey studied in Florida and Chicago. Meanwhile, he also served as an instructor of botany at Clemson University from 1910 to 1913, then as assistant botanist for the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station from 1913 to 1918. In the latter year, Massey was hired by Virginia Polytechnic Institute as a bacteriologist in the school's botany department. He would earn his master's degree at VPI in 1928. In addition to his duties as an instructor, which included teaching all bacteriology courses, Massey held an appointment on the research staff of the Agricultural Experiment Station. In 1935, Massey became botanist for the Virginia Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, a position that included instruction and that he would hold until retirement. Massey is also credited with establishing the university's herbarium, depositing within it more than 25,000 specimens, and was an instrumental force in the creation of the Mountain Lake Biological Station. Arthur Ballard Massey retired in 1959 and died in 1981.
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This collection contains a typed list of Virginia flora, with handwritten annotations, processed for the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, possibly by A. B. Massey.
Source of Acquisition
This collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2012.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Annotated List of Virginia Flora by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Annotated List of Virginia Flora was completed in April 2022.
- Annotated List of Virginia Flora, undated
- Kiana Wilkerson, Graduate Assistant, and LM Rozema
- 2022 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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