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Sycamore leaf

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: L677

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a pressed sycamore leaf found by a patron in a bound volume of the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.


  • circa 1865-1883

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Sycamore bark is thin and exfoliates in plates. The trunk has a characteristically camouflage look. Branches and upper trunk are creamy white, and stand out in the winter landscape. Seed heads form dangling round balls which are often held on the tree throughout the winter. Fast growing and long-lived, it reaches largest size along streams and bottomlands, and can be a behemoth among Indiana trees.


Purdue University Fort Wayne, Native Trees of Indiana River Walk, Sycamore website: Accessed on September 18, 2019.


1 Cubic Feet (1 large oversize box)


This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from the Indiana Division in December 2015.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in the Indiana Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

ISLN Newspaper Room: Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, 1865-1883

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2019/09/18.
Sycamore leaf
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.