|Name||Bessey, Charles Edwin, 1845-1915|
|Father||Bessey, Adnah, -1863|
|Mother||Bessey, Margaret (Ellenberger), 1825-191|
|Occupation||Professor of Botany, University of Nebraska|
|Spouse||Bessey, Lucy (Athearn), 1847-1929|
Bessey, Edward Athearn, 1875-1910
Bessey, Ernst Athearn, 1877-1957
|Deceased where||Lincoln, Nebraska|
The collection consists of two letters. One letter, written May 19, 1893, to Alice Conkling by Charles E. Bessey, botany professor at the University of Nebraska, identifies plants in Conkling's garden in Franklin, Nebraska. The second, undated letter written by Conkling to Bessey lists various plant names.
A studio portrait of Charles E. Bessey (1845-1915), University of Nebraska.