Alfred J. Fordham, (1911-2000) Papers: Guide.
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Mr. Fordham was also an accomplished clarinetist, and played in several orchestra concerts and bands. He had aspired to be a musician as a youth, before finding his calling at the Arnold Arboretum. Alfred Fordham married Mary E. Redmayne in 1939, and had one daughter. He lived in Westwood for many years, where he tended an extensive garden and well-appointed yard. Mr. Fordham continued his involvement in plant propagation research, and continued to share his knowledge through giving talks on horticultural subjects until his death in December, 2000.
In addition to his papers the Arboretum maintains a collection of his 33mm color slides. The Alfred J. Fordham Slide Collection is curated by the Living Collections Department.
- Series: I. Biographical Material
- Series: II. Correspondence
- Series: III. Publications
- Series: IV. Research: Slides of Witches Brooms
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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.
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