Departmental Bulletin Paper エミリ・ディキンスンと日本の花(2-3)
Emily Dickinsn and Japanese Flowers(2-3)

鵜野, ひろ子  ,  Hiroko, UNO

In the last two papers I reported that of the fourteen species found both in Emily Dickinson's herbarium and among those collected by Perry's expedition to Japan, seven species might have benn obtained directly from the expedition, considering that Dickinson visited Washington just after the specimens' arrival there in January, 1855, that her father Edward Dickinson had connections with Daniel Webster, who had promoted the expedition, and that a conservatory was built at her house in the same year.During research at Harvard University Herbarium in 2015, another likely specimen was found with the help of Mr. Walter Kittredge. Confusion over the neme of a further species was cleared up, confirming that it, too, was both in Dickinson's herbarium and Perry's collection. As a result of this research, the number of species common to both is now fifteen, with the possibility that nine of them represent speciments that Dickinson obtained directly from the expedition. After I report on the corrections in detail, I survey more generally the whole fifteen species.Since one of the two collectors on the expedition,Samuel Williams, was a missionary sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM), the relationship between the ABCFM and the Dickinson family is also examined. This shows that in 1849 Samuel Williams, who was in Canton, China, and Daniel Webster were both honorary members of the ABCFM, and that Edward Dickinson joined in 1852 and became an honorary member in 1854. Furthermore, in 1855 all the members of Edward Dickinson's family, including the poet as well as Edward's broher's family, joined the ABCFM, and all appeared on the list of honorary members after 1860. The Dickinson family was so deeply involved with the ABCFM that they might have obtained some flower specimens from the expedition through this connection.

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