ABSTRACT: Manuscript notes made by Robert Brown in eastern and northern Australia formed the
basis of later descriptions copied up on to his descriptive botanical slips. In some cases they also provide
chronological evidence of his whereabouts when his diary notes are uninformative and also record his
initial manuscript names. These names also occur on the original labels of his Australian dried plant
Frémont did three exploring expeditions. During each expedition he gathered plant material which he sent to John Torrey who identified and potentially described the plants (see e.g. The expeditions of John Charles Frémont).
There are Kew specimens which have a label from one of Frémont's expeditions and next to it in Hooker's handwriting "Torrey". According to the mentioned bibliography these specimens have not been collected by Torrey but by Frémont himself.