This page provides links to the introductions, prefaces, and selected writings that were part of the three hard-copy editions of the Atlas of the Virginia Flora that preceded the Digital Atlas (Harvill et al. 1977, Harvill et al. 1981, Harvill et al. 1986, Harvill et al. 1992). We provide these excerpts in order to preserve the many acknowledgments of contributors contained in these editions, as well as the original writings that were not published elsewhere. The latter includes Edition III’s History of Botanical Exploration, a precursor to Nancy Ross Hugo and Donna M.E. Ware’s “Plant Discovery and Documentation: A Historical Perspective” section in the Flora of Virginia (Weakley et al. 2012), as well as several short papers by Alton Harvill on phytogeographic subjects.
You may access these pages by clicking on the following:
- Edition I, PartI Introduction
- Editions I (Part II), II, and III Prefaces
- EdII A.M Harvill Writings
- EdIII History of Botanical Exploration
- EdIII A.M. Harvill Writings
A biography of and tribute to Atlas founder Alton M. Harvill, Jr., published by Robert A.S. Wright in Banisteria 38 (2012), is provided here:
Harvill, A.M., Jr. , C.E. Stevens, and D.M.E. Ware. 1977. Atlas of the Virginia Flora. Part I. Pteridophytes through Monocotyledons. Virginia Botanical Associates. Farmville, Virginia. 59 pp.
Harvill, A.M., Jr., T.R. Bradley, and C.E. Stevens. 1981. Atlas of the Virginia Flora. Part II. Dicotyledons. Virginia Botanical Associates. Farmville, Virginia. 148 pp.
Harvill, A.M., Jr., T.R. Bradley, C.E. Stevens, T.F. Wieboldt, D.M.E. Ware, and D.W. Ogle. 1986. Atlas of the Virginia Flora. Second Edition. Virginia Botanical Associates. Farmville, Virginia. 135 pp.
Harvill, A.M., Jr., T.R. Bradley, C.E. Stevens, T.F. Wieboldt, D.M.E. Ware, D.W. Ogle, G.W. Ramsey, and G.P. Fleming. 1992. Atlas of the Virginia Flora III. Virginia Botanical Associates, Burkeville, Virginia. 144 pp.
Weakley, A.S., J.C. Ludwig, and J.F. Townsend. 2012. Flora of Virginia. Bland Crowder, editor. BRIT Press. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth. 1554 pp.