Skip to main content

Shaw, George Russell, 1848-1937



  • Existence: 1848 - 1937

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

George Russell Shaw (1848-1937) papers, 1886-1942.

Collection Identifier: II A-1

The George Russell Shaw papers document his taxonomic research on the genus pinus. Originally trained an architect at Harvard Shaw continued his studies at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and, in 1873 was a founding partner in the architectural firm Shaw & Hunnewell. Early in the 20th century Shaw became interested in studying pines and based his taxonomic career at the Arnold Arboretum.

George Russell Shaw papers

Collection Identifier: arn00010
Scope and content: This collection contains field notes, illustrative material, research notes, reprints, clippings, photographs, and correspondence relating to Shaw’s work on the genus Pinus.Notebooks: three notebooks contain field notes from trips to Mexico in 1904 and 1905; one notebook contains notes on pines collected in the Philippines by George Patrick Ahern, David LeRoy Topping, and Elmer Drew Merrill; one notebook consists of notes on specimens consulted at Kew.Reprints:...