Cyrus Pringle Herbarium
      The Pringle Herbarium                                             
                  The Plant Biology Department at the University of Vermont                        




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The Pringle Library

The Pringle Herbarium Library houses general botany titles and flora for vascular plants and bryophytes of the world with an emphasis on the Americas. The nucleus of the library is the plant systematics collection, donated by the estate of Hugh Churchill, student of tree-fern soral development. Its central goal is to provide a resource for investigators researching the collections housed at the Pringle Herbarium. The Library is open to visitors during regular hours. We are not a lending library, and the library is not an integrated part of the University library collection.

See Pringle's fully-scanned notebooks from 1869-1909, including collection itineraries and daily activities, here.






        
   


The Alice and Rolla Tryon Pteridophyte Library

The Alice and Rolla Tryon Pteridophyte Library comprises systematic literature for ferns and lycophytes with a focus on classification and nomenclature. The Library was presented as a gift to the Pringle Herbarium by Alice Tryon in 2002. Alice’s wish was that the collection be made available for the use of scholars and students interested in the diversity and evolution of the ferns and lycophytes.  The nucleus of the collection includes the personal research libraries of Alice and Rolla Tryon. A substantial portion of the library of the pteridologist Carl Christensen (1872–1942) is incorporated, which was purchased by the Tryons.  The Library has been expanded by the addition of pteridophyte literature from the personal collections of Hugh Churchill and David Barrington. The library is open to researchers during regular hours, or by appointment. Scans of selected texts for research purposes are also available by request.


 











For sale:

Henry Potter's Field Guide to the Hybrid Ferns of the Northeast                                                                                
By Frank and Libby Thorne, Foreword by David Barrington
Published in 1989
$35 | Buy here

Moss Flora of New England, New York, and Southeastern Canada
By Lauren Davis Howard
Published in 1975
$40 | Buy here

A Flora of Northern New Hampshire
By Stanley Pease
Published in 1964
$25 | Buy here