The University of North Carolina Herbarium
has approximately 30 specimens collected by Harriett Lipscomb.
Most were collected in Georgia and date from between 1966 and
1970. With only about 10% of NCU's collection catalogued, no doubt
more specimens collected by her will be found.
Harriett Lipscomb earned a Ph.D. under
Dr. J. E. Adams at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill in 1968. The title of her thesis was "An anatomical
and morphological study of Phryma leptostachya L. with
possible systematic implications."
She used "Harriet Lipscomb" on
most of the specimens at NCU.
Harriett Lipscomb married Fielding Whipple,
and has used Whipple as her surname since. She joined the faculty
of the Biology Department of Georgia College in Milledgeville
in 1968. Her research interests included local floristics, early
American gardens, early Georgia naturalists, and environmental
education. In 2004 she became a Professor Emerita of Biology at
Georgia College and State University, and continues to teach and
be an active member of the department.
Dr. Harriet Ann Lipscomb Whipple is a generous
financial contributor to the University of North Carolina Herbarium..
Harriet Ann Lipscomb Whipple (2007)
courtesy of Judith Sanders,
Dept. of Biological & Environmental Sciences,
Georgia College & State University