Shattuck, Lydia W.
Manuscript Collection: MS 0585
Agency History/Biographical note:
Lydia White Shattuck was born on June 10, 1822 in East Landoff, New
Hampshire. She graduated from Mount Holyoke Seminary in 1851, and
returned the next fall as a teacher of botany. She became a
prominent botanist, known internationally. In 1869, she took a Mount
Holyoke student to Europe where they studied botany, and in 1873, she
worked with Professors Agassiz and Guyot in Penikese. She was
dedicated to Mount Holyoke's achieving the status of a College, and
was able to retire in 1889, shortly after this goal was achieved.
Lydia Shattuck died on November 2, 1889 in South Hadley,
Scope and Content:
The Lydia White Shattuck Papers are chiefly comprised of letters from
botanists and other scientists, including Leartus Connor, Asa Gray,
Willard B. Rising, Joseph T. Rothrock and Alphonso Wood. Also
includes correspondence with friends and former students; verses,
lecture notes, religious meditations and other writings; biographical
material; and photographs.
Cite as: Lydia W. Shattuck Papers, Mount Holyoke College,
Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley,
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted