Occasionally, artifacts from the early days of Herrontown Woods come to light.Rogers Bird Room, contacted me last month:
I was at the University yesterday and came across two small metal boxes filled with index cards. They had “Herrontown woods” printed on the side and contained index cards listing plants alphabetically by Latin names.
I don’t know when they were made or who made them. If you would like them, please let me know."
She continued: "They were stored in an Eno Hall basement room known as "The Bird Room." They came to light when the Bird Collection was moved from Eno to Green Hall. They were probably in a niche along with other historical items (such as bird journals from W.E.D. Scott) and were put there when the collection was moved from Guyot to Eno. I think that was in the '70's." - Betty
The index cards must have been the official inventory that was then transferred to the book. How they ended up at Princeton University's Eno Hall is not clear.
Thanks to Betty for giving us this artifact from Herrontown Woods' early days.