Pennybacker's Herbarium

Identity elements

Reference code

US TxAM-C 322

Level of description



Pennybacker's Herbarium


  • 1881 (Creation)


1 box

Name of creator


Biographical history

Julian Pennybacker was a Texas A&M student from Palestine, TX who graduated in 1886 with a BS in Agriculture. He was born in 1875 in Mississippi, and his family later moved to Palestine, Texas located in Anderson County. He was a brother-in-law to the Texas Women's rights suffragist, Anna J. H. Pennybacker.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

This collection contains 26 botany samples and information compiled by Julian Pennybacker, a student at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. The herbarium was a class project for a Texas A&M College botany class project in 1881 and the samples were collected in the Brazos Valley.

In November 2003, the herbarium was examined by M. D. Reed of the Texas A&M University Biology Department. She made the following note which is attached to the herbarium:

This was a student collection made for a botany class. Pennybacker appears on student rolls of the era.
The book used to identify the plants was probably something by Asa Gray and not meant to cover Texas. Since there was no complete treatment of the Texas flora at the time, this cannot be considered a fault.
When examined in 2003, the specimens were found to be fragmentary, mixed together, and separated from their sheets. To the extent possible, they were identified, remounted, and databased by Monique Dubrule Reed of the Biology Department Herbarium.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use elements

Conditions governing access

Physical access

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

Languages of the material

Scripts of the material

Language and script notes

Finding aids

Acquisition and appraisal elements

Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition


Related materials elements

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related archival materials

Related descriptions

Notes element

Specialized notes

  • Conservation/Preservation: Identified, remounted, and databased by Monique Dubrule Reed of the Biology Department, November 18, 2003.

Alternative identifier(s)

Description control element

Rules or conventions

Sources used

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places