Violetta White Delafield Mushroom Collection

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Violetta White Delafield Mushroom Collection
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Collection Facts

Dates of Original:

Historical Context

Violetta White Delafield (1875-1949) began to study botany in the 1890s and was for many years a member of the New York Botanical Garden. An accomplished amateur mycologist, Violetta published several technical papers on fungi, and created hundreds of annotated watercolors.

Scope of Collection

This collection represents a series of watercolor drawings Delafield made at Montgomery Place--an estate now owned by Bard--between 1922 and 1926.