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[145] gave the present convenient herbarium building. It is a substantial structure of brick, and fills the space between the hothouses and Mrs. Gray's residence. Within is ample room for the herbarium, and also for the library.

On entering the herbarium building, one comes first to the large room where, in cabinets all about the walls, the specimens are arranged in their proper order. Here assistants are working all the time, for the herbarium is a busy place. Specimens are continually being received, with requests for identification. These must be examined, and if new must be pressed, mounted, named and given their proper place in the collection. There may be also an advanced student or two working here within easy reach of herbarium and library. There may be botanists from distant parts of the country who are here for days and perhaps weeks, working in these favorable surroundings.

The room adjoining the herbarium holds the library. Here are collected many rare books and pamphlets, some almost unique. It was originally Dr. Gray's private library, and he started it so early that he was able to secure many publications now exceedingly rare. A Flora of Greece like one in this library sold recently for eight hundred dollars, and this work is no more rare or valuable than several others to be found here.

Some of the books are artistic treasures. One in particular, Flora Danica, is beautiful enough for a modern art book. This is in eighteen folio volumes, descriptive or rather illustrative, of the flora of northern Europe. The difficulty of the task accomplished in it is indicated by the fact that it was one hundred ears in being published. Every page contains a perfect reproduction in color of every

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