The Botanical Gazette

Professor Coulter founded The Botanical Gazette in 1875 and for fifty years was its editor, until 1926. Even after retiring, he continued to contribute and help with the editing. The University of Chicago assumed ownership and financial responsibility for the journal in March, 1896 and has since been published by the University of Chicago Press and its editor has always been a member of the University of Chicago Botany department faculty. In 1991, after 116 years of publication, the Gazette underwent a name change to reflect the now global reach of the journal, assuming the title International Journal of Plant Sciences.

Cover of Botanical Gazette

Botanical Gazette, May 1882. From: Box 2 Folder 5. John Merle Coulter Papers. University of Chicago Library Archives

Text corrections by John Merle Coulter on Botanical Gazette edition

From: Box 2 Folder 5. John Merle Coulter Papers. University of Chicago Library Archives