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Virginia Apgar with the Apgar orchid

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms0504-33-18-8-1


  • Creation: 1961

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Virginia Apgar Papers (LD 7082.18 Apgar)

Existence and Location of Originals

Series 18: Photographs, ca. 1912-1974.; Box 33; Folder 8


25 cm x 20 cm

General Note


General Note

In 1961, Harold Patterson, a New Jersey orchid cultivator, named a new breed of orchid in honor of Virginia Apgar. Apgar, an avid gardener, was delighted.

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Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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8 Dwight Hall
South Hadley MA 01075-6425 USA