Rock, Joseph F. (Joseph Francis), 1884-1962
- Existence: 1884-1962
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
FOUND IN: Arnold Arboretum ArchivesCollection Identifier: III EHW
Abstract: The Ernest Henry Wilson papers reflect his contribution to horticulture and botany as a plant collector who, through numerous expeditions to China, Korea, and Japan, introduced many new species into cultivation in arboreta, parks, and private gardens. The collection includes his extensive correspondence written between 1899 and 1930 to Arnold Arboretum staff, mainly Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927), the Arboretum's first director; copies of his letters to other Arboretum explorers and...
FOUND IN: Arnold Arboretum ArchivesCollection Identifier: III JFR
Abstract: This collection is comprised of publications, field notes, photographs, and correspondence by Joseph Francis Charles Rock. Rock worked as a botanist, anthropologist, explorer, linguist, and author for various agencies while travelling in Asia. Rock’s affiliation with the Arnold arboretum was that of a researcher in China and Tibet from 1924-1927. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, records, and images developed during that visit
Scope and Contents: The collection is mostly photocopies of materials that were transferred to the Arnold Arboretum in 2000. That material primarily consists of field notes for various botanical collections made by Rock. It also contains additional documents pertaining to his collections. There are handwritten notes made for his 1925-1927 collections, when he was collecting in China for the Arnold Arboretum. It also includes maps from his 1926 collecting trip.There is one original manuscript in the...