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[146] part of some plant-flower, leafage, roots. The work is so natural that one seems to be looking at the real flower. Each picture is accompanied by the botanical description. Indeed this book is a sort of more beautiful and less perishable herbarium of the region it covers.

One of the treasured books of the library is a botanical treatise by Goethe, with the great writer's name on the fly leaf. Mrs. Gray is arranging a large collection of autographs, which when finished will be paced, probably, in the library. One autograph is that of Linnaeus. Another is an autograph letter written with regard to the purchase of land when the Botanical Garden was started, in 1801.

At one end of the library room is a collection of interesting relics. Here is an inkstand which was used constantly by Professor Gray. He had asked Sir Joseph Hooker, the English botanist, for something that had belonged to George Bentham, and Hooker gave him this inkstand, which had been long used by Bentham. Near this are Dr. Gray's dissecting microscopes, and the trowel he used in his field work. This was given him by his tutor, Dr. Torrey, who had himself used it. Close by is a seal made — b Dr. Peck, the founder of the Garden, and intended for official use. Some quaint little portraits of botanists hang near.

There is a remarkable collection of portraits at the Herbarium. This, too, was Dr. Gray's private collection. There are portraits of nearly all of the older generation of botanists, including one of Jussieu, and two of Linnaeus. One of the latter is an oil painting. done expressly for Dr. Gray b-an artist who knew Linnaeus. Dr. Gray himself is represented by portrait and bust.

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