Collection on Asa Gray
General Physical Description note
(1 narrow box)
Terms of Access
Photocopies may be made at the discretion of the Arnold Arboretum Archives staff. Permission to make photocopies does not constitute permission to reproduce or publish materials outside the bounds of the fair use guidelines.
Extent0.25 linear feet
In his first report as Director of the Arnold Arboretum, Sargent wrote: "I am under deep obligation to Dr. Asa Gray for the valuable assistance and advice with which he has honored me from the very outset of the undertaking, and for an introduction to his numerous correspondents both in America and Europe."
. . . Sargent’s inspiration from Asa Gray, therefore, was to complement a living collection of hardy woody plants with a museum for public education, and an herbarium and a library to support the scientific work.
From: Howard, Richard A. "Scientists and Scientific Contributions of the Arnold Arboretum: The First Century," Arnoldia Vol. 32, No. 2, 1972.
Processing Information note
- I B-1 AG
- Finding aid prepared by Liz Francis
- EAD ID
Part of the Arnold Arboretum Archives Repository
The Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library is a specialized collection devoted to the study of temperate woody plants. We collect works on botany, horticulture, floras, urban forestry and taxonomy. The library contains more than 25,000 volumes and 40,000 photographs, and includes an archive that both documents the Arboretum's history and is a repository for 19th, 20th, and 21st century horticultural and botanical collections.
Jamaica Plain MA 02130 USA