Information compiled by Lisa Giencke, December 2005
The UNC Herbarium at this
time has databased about 60 specimens collected by Dr. Mathews.
Andrew Clark Mathews came to the University
of North Carolina to do his graduate work, earning his M.A. and
Ph.D. under Dr. William Chambers Coker. His collections are comprised
of a few distinct events: a summer spent on Ocracoke Island, North
Carolina in 1931; specimens from the UNC campus late spring and
early summer 1932; a late spring trip to the Civilian Conservation
Corps camp at Southport, North Carolina in 1935. His collections
after the completion of his Ph.D. in 1939 are mostly from the
Soil Conservation Service Nursery on the Mason Farm Biological
Reserve in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The UNC Herbarium has
many yet-to-be-databased specimens of experimental grasses collected
by Dr. Mathews that were in cultivation by the SCS at Mason Farm.
By 1947, Dr. Mathews was working for the
U.S. Forest Service out of Tifton, Georgia, and later became a
professor of botany at Clemson University in South Carolina.
Mathews, A. C. 1931. The seed-development in Pinus palustris (long
leaf pine). -- Master's thesis.
Mathews, A. C. 1939. The morphological and cytological development
of the sporophylls and seed of Juniperus virginiana L. - Ph.D.
Mathews, Andrew C. 1947. Observations on
Methods of Increasing the Germination of Panicum anceps
Michx. and Paspalum notatum Flugge. Journal of the American
Society of Agronomy 39(5): 439-442.