The Alice Eastwood Collection is comprised of materials donated to the California Academy of Sciences. It contains her memoirs,
diaries, field notes, and correspondence, among other items.
Alice Eastwood was born to Colin Skinner Eastwood and Eliza Jane Gowdey Eastwood on January 19, 1859, in Toronto Canada. The
family moved to Denver, Colorado in 1873 and Alice Eastwood went on to graduate as valedictorian from Shawa Convent Catholic
High School in 1879. For the next ten years, Eastwood would teach at her alma mater, forgoing a college education. Using Grey’s
Manual and the Flora of Colorado, Alice Eastwood would use this time to teach herself botany, going on various collecting
trips during her vacations.
23.09 Cubic feet
80 boxes (19 manuscript boxes, 40 clamshell boxes, 4 extra large manuscript boxes, 4 half-width manuscript boxes, 3 flat oversized
archives boxes, 1 photo album box, and 9 index boxes), 3 half-oversize folders in Manuscript Flat Files
All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Access is unrestricted.